Lori Ann Wiggins
Lori Ann Wiggins, loving wife & mother, beloved friend & preschool teacher left this earth and entered heaven on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at noon in Bakersfield. She was only 50 years old and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Lori was born May 13 in Bakersfield to Larry & Carolyn Lostetter. She grew up in the Mountain Mesa area of Lake Isabella, attending Kern Valley High and graduating with the class of 1981. David Wiggins fell in love with Lori Lostetter the day she volunteered to give him a ride all the way home to Onyx after drama practice.
Both David and Lori believed that in this life you usually only get one chance at love, one chance to be with the great love of your life, and when that chance comes your way you should grab ahold and hold them tight. So when David asked Lori to join him in this adventure called life, she jumped on a plane and met him where he was stationed in Germany. They were married in Blavandshuk, Denmark and lived in Nuremburg, touring around Europe for the next few years before returning to live in Monterey. Lori took classes from Monterey Peninsula College and Bakersfield College to become a preschool teacher. They moved to Tehachapi in the early 90s.
In Tehachapi, Lori invested her time, energy, and love into raising her two girls, Bayleigh and Madison, and into countless other children at local Tehachapi preschools. Lori loved her family, being a grandma, Disneyland and traveling – she was always up for a new adventure.
Lori is survived by her immediate family: husband, David Wiggins of Tehachapi, daughters, Bayleigh Wiggins, and Madi O’Halloran, Son-in-law Conn O’Halloran and Grandson, Boston O’Halloran, all of Tehachapi and her extended family: Father, Larry Lostetter of Bakersfield, and Mother Carolyn Green of Bakersfield, siblings: Richard Lostetter of Bakersfield, Letty Sparling of Lake Isabella, & John Lostetter of Bakersfield, as well as her many nephews, nieces, cousins, and in-laws.
Graveside services for family are Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10am at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bakersfield. A Celebration of Life will follow the graveside service at Pyles Boys Camp near Lake Ming in Bakersfield at 1:00pm. The Celebration is a potluck – please bring an appetizer, side dish, salad or dessert to share.
And if someday you’re lonely, or someday you’re sad,
Or you strike out at baseball, or think you’ve been bad…
Just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair.
That’s me, my sweet baby, my Love is right here.
My Love is so high, and so wide and so deep,
It’s always right there, even when you’re asleep.
You are my angel, my darling, my star…
And my love will find you, wherever you are.