Lori Lynn Underwood was called home Sunday, June 27, 2021. She was a loving mother, daughter, aunt, and loyal friend. Lori lived her life doing what she loved to do, whether it was chasing a fire call, helping a friend, serving as a mentor, or fighting for what she believed in.
Lori was a 19-year member of the Baltimore City Fire Department and a 27-year member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, Inc. She served as the Secretary Treasurer for the Baltimore Firefighters Local 734 and was a fierce advocate for all of the membership. She was relentless in fighting for members' benefits, empowering those around her, and supported tremendous growth in the department and for the City of Baltimore.
A mentor to so many, supportive no matter what the issue was; Lori was always there. Her proudest accomplishment was being a mom to her daughter, Madeline Moore. She was a loving daughter and one of her parents' biggest fans; Dale and Larry Underwood.
Lori is survived by her grandfather, Bill Underwood; loving sister to Amy Plante (Gerd); aunt to Joshua Underwood (Toni), Lauren Shinnick (Vito), Kameron Moll (Dan), James Plante, and Michael Plante. She was a great-aunt to seven great-nieces and six great-nephews. Lori leaves behind her loving partner, Shawn Utz, and his children, Chloe and Chase. Her face would always light up when she was talking about her beloved dog, Beatrice Louise. She loved life, her family, her friends, and leaves behind a lasting imprint on the fire service. The smile Lori always had on her face and the way she lived her life will never be forgotten.
Lori was preceded in death by her grandparents, Audrey and Jimmy Riale; grandmother, Sylvia Underwood; her daughter's father, Jason Moore; and her two dogs she loved dearly, Pumpkin Lee and Sunny Marie.
Family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday, July 7th and Thursday July 8th from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021,1 PM, at the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, Inc., 300 Joseph Biggs Memorial Highway, Rising Sun, MD 21911.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lori's name may be to the Spina Bifida Association in care of Lee A Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Perryville MD 21903.
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