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Lore Coyote Orion


Lore Coyote Orion, beloved husband and father and dedicated Catholic who loved his faith and walked in the light of God, passed away Tuesday, June 4. He was born Jan. 25, 1949.

Lore's eyes were open to the presence of Jesus all around him and he knew his many talents were gifts from God to be shared with others. A genuine beacon of goodness and greatness, Lore truly affected our lives in ways both subtle and profound.

Life is often a matter of timing. Lore was always ahead of his timing - but in his own time. His many accomplishments included that of musician, graphic artist, illustrator, songwriter, author of children's story books, designer of the classic "Panama Red" album cover for the New Riders of the Purple Sage, cartoon writer for DC Comics and National Lampoon, playwrighter of 23 productions, critical thinker, creator and humorist.

Lore's songs that were recorded by Tim McGraw reached multi-platinum sales. His songs were also recorded by the late Waylon Jennings and Chris Ledoux and also by the Bama Band, Larry Mahan and Kayte Strong. Lore also penned a Top Ten hit for Bill Anderson and Mary Lee Turner.

A member of the MCA recording group "Bandera," he made his international debut with his band "Lore and the Legends" and later became a part of the innovative Texas group, "Kattl."

Lore significantly impacted the lives of all those who knew him. He distinguished himself as a role model, attaining what others sought to do and he earned the respect of those who knew him.

Lore is survived by his wife, Kelly "The Kowgirl" Orion and the couple's children, son Kidd Christian Cowboy, and daughter, Rio Judith Summer Seguin Pirate DeJanerio. He is also survived by his two sons, Lore "Bo" Shoberg and Will Shoberg; and his sister, Kathryn Craig Raleigh.

Lore's favorite self-created saying was "If you can't find Jesus amongst you, be Him!" Regarding his beloved children, Kidd and Rio, Lore said, "The birth of my children, Kidd and Rio, began my real journey to greatness. They helped define my spirituality and their birth made me realize that I was standing on holy ground."

A memorial mass was held Monday, June 10, at Notre Dame Catholic Church with Monsignor Mike Boulette and Father Rob Ruhnke as celebrants.

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Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.