Lori Ann Mckean

Lori Ann Mckean

Lori McKean, age 63, died last month at her home in Cannon Beach. She was born Lori Ann Armstrong on September 20, 1955. She grew up on Mercer Island, Washington and graduated from Mercer Island High School. She attended college at Evergreen State College and she attended the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland on a scholarship from the International Culinary Association.

Lori interned under top chefs across the country, and she worked as a chef for many years. She was also a food stylist and cooking teacher. Lori was the author of numerous cookbooks and her articles on food and wine appeared in Bon Appetit, Better Homes & Gardens, The Christian Science Monitor, The Oregonian and The Wine Enthusiast, as well as in newspapers across the country. Lori worked as the food editor for Northwest Palate Magazine for six years, and as the food columnist for The Whidbey News Times for four years.

Lori is survived by her sister Linda. Her ashes are with her family.

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of sympathy...

By sharing a fond memory or writing a kind tribute, you will be providing a comforting keepsake to those in mourning. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.

(1) entry

Rachel LeeAnne Lucas

Lori and I were college roommates and we remained friends throughout the years. We always had a special bond and used to even joke that we would end up in an old folks home, side by side, in our rocking chairs! She was a gentle and courageous soul and I will miss her terribly. I am sure that she is "rocking it" in heaven!


Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.