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Lorin Michele (Drezin) Temple

Former Aspen resident Lorin Michele (Drezin) Temple died Feb. 21 in New York City.

Lorin Michele (Drezin) Temple died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City. She was 37 years old.

Lori was born Dec. 16, 1968, in New Brunswick, N.J., to Norm Drezin and Fran Fannin and grew up in Gaithersburg, Md. She attended Clemson University, earning a bachelor of science degree in 1990.Lori moved with friends to Aspen and always cherished her memories from the mountains. In 1993 she went to work for The Coca-Cola Co. in Atlanta, where she met her husband, Rob. They married in September 1997 and moved to Sydney, Australia, to be involved with the Sydney Olympic Games. Their daughter, Sophia Jane, was born in Sydney in 1999. In 2001, the Temple family relocated to Larchmont, N.Y.

Lori will always be an adoring mother, devoted wife and caring daughter, sister and friend. She will be missed by many. Lori was able to amaze those around her with her strength and bravery during her four-year battle with lung cancer. Lori, who never smoked, participated in a drug study that may lead to further development of a treatment for lung cancer. Lori is survived by her devoted husband, Rob; loving daughter, Sophie; father and stepmother, Norm and Anita Drezin; mother and stepfather, Fran and Robert Fannin; sister Lynne Favreau and her husband, Rich, and their son Zachary; stepsister Dina Walker and her husband, John, and their daughter Gillian; stepsister Jenny Fannin; stepbrother Carl Fannin; mother-in-law, Jane Temple; brothers-in-law Scott and Kenneth Temple and their wives, Cynthia and Connie, and their children Lindsey, Kathryn, Grace, Austin, Paul, Blake and Ian Temple; and a large number of close and devoted friends.

A service and reception celebrating Lori’s life was at the Larchmont Avenue Church in Larchmont on Friday, Feb. 24. Interment was at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, N.Y.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in honor of Lorin Michele Temple to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. All money contributed will be dedicated to lung cancer research.