Guest Book for Laura Sword

Provided by LaFollette's Chapel

Posted by: Charlie & Lorna
Tue January 20, 2015
John, I don't know what to say other than she will be missed by all of us who knew her, both of you were and still are very special to us. We will always remember the dual anniversary dinners at The Pine Room on May 30th.  Take care my friend, may god watch over you.
 

 
Posted by: Lester Sue McBain
Thu January 22, 2015
So Sorry to Hear about the Loss of Your Loved One Laura
 

 
Posted by: Glenda Mendiola
Fri January 23, 2015
So very sorry for your loss, gone too soon.  Dennis and Glenda Mendiola
 

 
Posted by: Nancy A Nielsen
Wed August 15, 2018
I met Laura in Bend, Oregon. I was the bakery manager and Laura was a store manager trainee.  We hit it off and became fast friends.  Laura was strong willed and a very hard worker. We both were and often talked about the struggles of working in a male dominated setting.
I transferred to Portland. Laura to Burns, where she became the assistant store manager to Safeway.  We both made it to the top in our chosen fields.

We lost contact as I moved to Arizona and left Safeway.  But once again touched base when I moved back to Eugene, Oregon.

The last time I talked with Laura I knew that she had cancer but was fighting the battle.  She told me that she would go into Bend for treatment and therapy.  The Therapy helped her greatly.  
She then told me something amazing.  Laura said that the Lady who was her therapist asked her if she had a red horse.  Laura said, well I did but he passed on a few years ago.  
He was my favorite horse.
The lady said:  Well that horse is here with you now and he is with you wherever you go.  

WOW!  I cried when Laura told me this.  

Sorry for taking so long to write.  I kind of had the feeling she was gone but just was not ready to face it.  

Laura was my friend.  Laura was my compadre at a time when I was pushing hard to make it up the corporate ladder.  We both came up short but it was not for a lack of trying.