Laurie Jean Ward, age 43, of Gaylord, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Otsego Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anne Ward, father, Larry Krys, maternal grandparents Robert H. and Marjorie Ward, and paternal grandparents Stanley and Clara Krys. She was a 1992 graduate of Gaylord High School and had attended Olivet College.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
10 comments on “Ward, Laurie”
R.I.P Laurie. I will miss seeing you around town. Based on what people are saying about you I’d say, You Are Loved.
Oh lovey I am going to miss you so much. I take comfort in the fact you are with your momma now. I am thankful for the memories we made together. Rest well my daughter. Love you always and forever. Momma #2
So hard to believe someone so to young, vibrant, caring and loving is gone. It’s certainly a hard thing to think about Laurie. Such a beautiful soul taken far too soon. Hoping your mom was there to meet you with a huge hug. We all know how much you missed her it’s the one thing that can bring us a little comfort,to know you are with your mom now. Will never forget you. Rest peacefully pretty lady! We will miss you!
I will miss you every minute. I already miss your smile, Impersonations, zest for life that always brought me up,your love for music and so much more. As a best friend you would bend over backwards to make sure I was okay! You were a beautiful person. I Love You chicky-boo!
Rest In Peace my friend. You touched more people than you could ever imagine. You will never be forgotten.
Dub, We knew each other’s thoughts. We felt each other’s pain. We shared each other’s dreams. You were a friend like no other. I was so very blessed to have you in my life. Dub
We met as children growing up and lost track of each other and then we found comfort talking to each after the recent passing of both our mothers, but now you are gone too, a beautiful bright shining angel. Who shall be missed greatly. I will always remember watching Jaws with you and playing with our Barbie’s on the porch and playing in Linda and Buzz’s VW van hiding from Scott and Craig. You will be missed my friend.
The news of your passing hss been tragically shocking. You had this magic about you – this magnetic personality that drew so many of us to you. It was always a blast being around you – never a dull moment! Yet you could be serious and really listen and be such a truly great friend. You helped me through a lot recently, and I am so grateful for that. I think we all feel blessed to have known you. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ll always regret that we never got the opportunity to go on our Chicago trip…RIP, Laurie “Meow “Meow” Ward… =^,,^=
The purpose of this post is to announce a memorial service for Laurie on Dec 9th.
We are all deeply saddened by the recent passing of our dear friend, Laurie Ward. We,as friends, are organizing a memorial service for her. The service will be Saturday December 9th at 11:30 am at Michaywe Inn The Woods in Gaylord . The meeting space has been generously donated. All who loved her are welcome to attend. We will have an officiant and a chance for her friends to share their favorite memories of her. There will be a catered meal directly following the service. We have created a gofundme to raise money for the expenses involved with the meal. (https://www.gofundme.com/laurieward) If any funds are raised over and above the cost of the memorial expenses, that money will be donated to another of Laurie’s classmates, Jerry Rayl, who is having some severe medical issues right now. Donate if you can, but if you can’t please be sure to go to Laurie’s facebook page and leave a memory of her. She was an amazing friend to so many people and will be dearly missed.
My family and I spent 10 plus years as summer guests in the cottage owned by Marge Ward, Laurie’s grandmother, on Lake Otsego. We stayed at the the “cottage”, which was next door to her grandmother, for 3 weeks each summer and became very close to Laurie, her mother and her grandmother. They became part of our life. I guess Laurie was in elementary school when I first met her and over the years saw her grow into a beauitful young woman. I moved to Florida in 1991 but continued to corresponded with her mother over the years and had the opportunity to visit Laurie and Anne whenever I would come to Gaylord. I miss them both and feel sad when I think about lost opportunities to connect with them . I ‘m thinking life wasn’t always easy for Laurie but she seemed to be always smiling and laughing and loved to have people around her. The picture you posted is how I remember her. I pray for peace for both Laurie and Anne and I will remember all the good times we had forever. Love the flotillas we had!!!!!!
Lynn, John, Greg, Sara Loebl