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Saturday, October 2, 2021
4:00 - 7:00pm (Mountain time)
On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, our beloved daughter, favorite aunt, youngest sister, and most loyal friend left this world at age 51. Laura LeAnn Sherman was born on May 1, 1970, in Ogden and joined the Sherman family shortly after.
Laura's love for family was incomparable. Her nieces and nephews were her light, and she celebrated them as her own children. She spent as much time with them as she could and loved to be surrounded by all eight of them. She always remembered birthdays, calling each of them as they were dispersed throughout the country. Her dedication to them was unparalleled. She invited the youngest nephew Lucus to live with her for a few years while he was a teenager, helping in a large way to make him the man he is today. Her mother Beth was one of her favorite people; she adored Beth. After Beth passed, any time she saw a butterfly she would take a picture of it and say how Beth was stopping by to be by her side. Wayne, her father, she saw as the smartest and most dependable of men. He truly was her hero. Family made her radiate joy and she spread that joy to all of us with her clever jokes and wonderful storytelling.
Loving came naturally to Laura. Many of her closest friends today are from her childhood. She made sure you knew you were cared for and supported, often with enthusiastic pride. Her laugh was infectious, and because she was so funny and could always carry on a story, it was rewarding if you could make her laugh as hard as she could make you laugh. Humor is a central trait for the Sherman family; it's how we show love for each other, and no one did it better than Laura.
Laura attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1988. She worked at the IRS for over 30 years and was excited to retire soon. Working from an entry level position, she strived and worked up to a GS-12 level. She was passionate about music and had it playing around her at all times. One of her favorite things was to go to live concerts, especially those of her brothers and sister-in-law. Always an adventurer, she loved to go camping and tubing. Painting houses for Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up the Ogden Botanical Gardens was another passion of hers.
Laura was preceded in death by her mother, Beth.
She is survived by her father Wayne, as well as sister Dianne, and brothers Phil, Pete, and Paul. Her love lives on in her three nieces and five nephews as well as numerous close friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 at the MTC-Ogden Botanical Gardens, 1750 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah. There will be a small ceremony held at 4:30.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any donations to be sent to the Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/donate/.