Lora Engberg Poulsen
Lora Mae Rutherford Engberg Poulsen was born on April 6, 1935 to Leeroy and Delora Reed Rutherford. She grew up in Tulsa, OK and then married James Mcfarland in 1952. The couple lived in Anchorage, AK and had three children: Debbie, Lee and Ted. They were later divorced. In 1967 she married James Robert “Flint” Engberg. The couple lived in Gakona, AK; Glenallen, AK; and Fallon, NV. Around 1990 Flint and Lora moved to Escalante to start a guide service. It was during this time that Lora became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After her husband had a stroke, she retired to help with his care.
Lora worked in the banking industry as a bank teller for most of her working years where she made many friends in the communities she lived in. After Flint’s passing in 2003, she married Gail Poulsen of Burney, CA. They lived there until his passing. Lora then moved back to Escalante to be close to her youngest son Ted and his family.
Around 2013 she moved to a care facility in Loa and then to Richfield where she has lived the past 10 years. While there she was known for her sense of humor and loving personality. She passed away on September 3, 2023 in Richfield.
Lora was a hard worker and loved the great outdoors. She enjoyed singing and also loved her family and friends with all her heart. What a great mother. She will be greatly missed. The world is darker without her but heaven is brighter with her. Until we meet again Mom, we love you.
Lora is survived by her children: Debbie (Dave) Travers, Anchorage, AK; Lee Mcfarland, Anchorage, AK; and Ted (Laura) Engberg, Escalante. She has five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three step grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents; daughter-in-law, Kathy Mcfarland; siblings: Wanda Spears and Edward Rutherford
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Richfield Care and Rehabilitation for the excellent care given to Lora while she was a resident.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8, 2023, at 12:00 Noon in the Escalante 2nd Ward Chapel, where viewing will be held from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com