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Laura Louise Workman

Laura Louise Workman

Laura Louise Workman, age 70, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3rd, 2006, in the home she shared with Al, her husband of 51 years. Laura was born May 17th, 1935, in Hollywood, Calif., to Joseph and Louise Benton, now deceased. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1953. She graduated and received her AA degree from Pasadena City College. On April 3rd, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Albert Workman.

Laura & Al moved to Oregon in 1967 to be closer to Laura's parents. During her life she taught piano, square danced, helped her children in 4-H, worked for Wes Pearson Jewelers and Howard Prairie Lake Resort.

Laura enjoyed crafts and before her crippling illnesses made it too hard for her, she knitted, crocheted, made beaded pearl jewelry, did broomstick lace and made Barbie clothing for her girls. She taught beginning crafts to local Brownie troops.

Laura loved RVing and traveling. She never let her disability or illness interfere with doing anything she wanted. She modeled a life of courage, bravely facing her illnesses and disabilities for over 40 years. She endured constant pain and declining mobility with grace and strength, always cheerful and never complaining.

God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be

So he put his arms around you and whispered,

"Come with me."

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer

and saw you fade away.

Although we loved you dearly,

we could not make you stay.

Laura is survived by her husband, Albert Workman; daughters, Laural Workman and Karen Hall; son-in-law, Joseph Hall; and grandchildren, Benton, Spencer and Amanda Hall. Graveside services were held April 6th at Siskiyou Memorial Park.