Lorena "Lori" Cummings

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“It's been two years and I am so sorry I didnt hear of our BYU friend Lori passing. We met our beautiful friend and Olin while at our BYU. We loss...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Emily McCabe-Allison - Parker, AZ

“We are so sorry we could not be there for your service. We're Thankful that we got to share a small part of your life. We're Thankful for Our...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dixie Hendon - Stephenville, TX

“Lori and Olin are special friends to my husband and I. We had some good times doing things together. We enjoyed getting together and playing games...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Betty. Hansen - Page, AZ - Friend

“We love you Lori there well never be another Lori.Now we remain as the shock has not yet prosper in us but we well forever be greatful of you. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Eva Haskie - Tonalea, AZ - Family

“Lori was our nearby neighbor as we grew up in the vicinity of Inscription House - Cross Roads area. You will be missed by many. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Ruth Douglas - Page, AZ

“My sincere condolences to The Cummings family, its been an honor to have met you Lori. Your love and kindness was so pure. Thank you for everything...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Lavicia Smith - Moss Bluff, LA

“My father spoke highly of u and ur husband Olin. U both were good friends with him....I'm truly sorry to hear the sad news. I'll keep everyone in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Trondy Barlowe - Reno, NV

“We offer our most sincere condolences and prayers for each of you at this time. Lori was an incredible mother, grandmother, and friend to so many. I...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Adam McBride - Elizabethtown, PA

“I want to ask forgiveness of you, Lori, for not keeping my end of the bargain, one last time of seeing you my friend. But you were in my prayers, in...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Besi Marks - Page, AZ - Friend

“Very sorry to hear of the passing of Lori. Prayers and condolences to and for Olin and family. Remember you ALL very well from Page, especially the ...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Roy Stringfellow - Pueblo West, CO

“Sending my prayers & my condolences to the Reed's & Cummings family ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Leona Reed - Parmelee, SD

“We are so sorry to hear of Lori's passing. The Cummings family are a significant family in our memories of our Page years. We pray for the strength...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: David and Julie Orrock - Provo, UT


Lorena (Lori) Reed Cummings, 66, passed away at her home in Page, Arizona on Friday evening, December 9, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Lori was born on the Navajo Reservation near Inscription House, AZ on March 18, 1950. She was the fourth daughter and seventh child of fourteen children born to Joe W Reed and Della Begay Reed.

Lori attended boarding school in Kayenta, AZ before going on the LDS Placement Program in 1959 and stayed with and became a part of the family of Lynn and Marjorie Criddle in West Point, UT. Lori attended and graduated from Clearfield High School in 1969 among the top 5% of her class. Lori attended Brigham Young University for 3 years, graduating with an Associates of Arts degree in 1972. She also attended Rio Salado Community College where she received a second Associates degree in 1996.

Lori married Olin Cummings in the Salt Lake City Temple on May 28, 1971. Lori was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions in the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations.

Lori and Olin moved to Vernal, UT after Olin's graduation from BYU and a year later moved to Duchesne, UT. The desire to be close to her family on the Navajo Reservation inspired their move to Page, AZ in 1974. Lori lived in Page the remainder of her life. They had a good life with hard work and service in Page and the Inscription House area of the Navajo Reservation.

Lori and Olin have seven children, six boys and one girl. Lori spent her time raising kids and serving others. Lori enjoyed playing with her kids, watching them play sports, and showing compassion and kindness to everyone.

Lori served in the Page Wards for many years, and most recently served in the Bluesalt Branch. She had plans to serve a mission with her husband before her health began to deteriorate.

Lori was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a loving and giving friend. She loved her family and friends very much. She was always finding ways to help and noticed things that needed to be done, and then she would make sure they got done. She helped many families on the Reservation with gardens, remodeling homes, and learning about the gospel. She loved doing things for and spending time with her family and was very grateful to have been able to see them all before she passed.

Lori is survived by her husband, Olin Cummings, her children Lorin (Sunnie) Cummings, Carminda (Darryl) Cummings Tonemah, Donald (Nicole) Cummings, Samuel (Emmylee) Cummings, Dana (Amber) Cummings, Travis (Karen) Cummings, Christopher Cummings; nineteen grandchildren; one great grandson; her mother Della Reed, sisters Mildred (Arthur) Manheimer, Theresa (Roger) Parrish, brothers Henry (Mae) Reed, Roger Reed, Alonzo Reed, sister Laverne (Stanley) Saliego, brother Leo Reed, sister Rose Reed and foster sister Nancy (John) VanBeekum. Lori was preceded in death by her father Joe W Reed and her brothers Oliver Reed, Boyd Reed, and Phillip Reed; and her foster parents Lynn and Marjorie Criddle, and foster sister Carolyn Ross.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the LDS Stake Center in Page, AZ, with a viewing at 9:00-10:30 AM preceding the service. Burial will be in the Page Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary.