Kraig Kenneth Lords

September 19, 1965 - October 12, 2023

KRAIG KENNETH LORDS, 58, passed away in his home on October 12th, 2023, surrounded by his wife and children after an intense, 4-month battle with brain cancer.
Kraig was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on September 19, 1965, to Kenneth and Carmen (Mecham) Lords. At age 2 they moved to Winnemucca, Nevada, where he grew up and completed his school years. He then went to Brigham Young University where he studied Psychology. He served a mission in Portugal for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1984-1986, where he met his future wife, Sue, who was also serving a mission at the time. They ran into each other back at BYU and discovered a special connection.
Kraig and Linda Sue Purnell were married in the Logan, Utah Temple on August 14th, 1987. Their two daughters were born while living in Provo, Utah, where Kraig continued his schooling at BYU.
They lived in Vernal, Utah for one year for a School Psychology Internship. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Specialist Degree in School Psychology. They moved to Winnemucca in 1991, where they added four sons to their family. Kraig worked for the Humboldt County School District for 20 years as a School Psychologist and the Director of Special Education, as well as providing private counseling.
In 2011 they moved to Kaysville, Utah, where he worked for the Davis School District as a School Psychologist for 13 years. He was extremely skilled and effective in his work and was considered an exemplary leader in his department.
Kraig was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was passionate about serving others and attending the temple. He loved the Savior and was bold about sharing his testimony.
He enjoyed spending time with family and reading. He was an avid fan of BYU football, the Miami Dolphins and the Boston Red Sox. Kraig had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He made people feel important and loved and was a gentle soul.
Kraig is survived by his wife, Sue, children: Karinda Kilgrow (Parker), Andrea, Shawn, Dallin (Rachel), Abram, and Luke. Grandchildren: Jaydin, Landon, Kaydence, Kennady Kilgrow; Henry, Oscar, Samuel Hoeft; and Raylin Lords. His parents, Ken and Carmen Lords, siblings: Beth Anne Watterson (Bill), Boyd Lords (Karla), Kevin Lords (Amy), Brenda Connell (Moe), Paul Lords (Jennifer), and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Melvin and Leona Lords, Onan and Nola Mecham, his father and mother-in-law Glen and Donna Purnell, brother-in-law Bill Watterson, and nephew Cole Watterson.
Funeral services will be held October 21, 2023 at 875 East 200 North, Kaysville UT. Viewing at 9:00 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Burial services will immediately follow at the Kaysville City Cemetery. Streaming of the funeral will be available through the SereniCare Funeral Home website:
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