Laura Ruth Read-Saunders

  • "I just learned of Laura's death. I was one of her teachers..."
    - Jan Younce
  • "Thinking of you today."
  • "My Dearest Daughter; Today it has been a month since you..."
    - Pauline Parvin
  • "Alright then; my friend, from freshman year you have been..."
    - Janet (Boettcher) Thompson-Sawyer
  • "Missing you Laura. Laura my neighbor. Met her 2012. My..."

August 16, 1962 ~ August 8, 2018

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Laura was taken from us unexpectedly at the age of 55. She was born August 16, 1962 to her parents Claud and Pauline Parvin of Camas, Washington. Laura graduated from Camas High School in 1981 as the Senior Class President.
She lived her adult life as a loving and caring Wife, Mother, Sister and BEST friend to many.
Laura is survived by her husband, Dennis; her children, Justin, Ryan, Nick (wife, Brittany) Mackenzie, Derek; her beloved grandchildren, Connor, Tristan and Ethan, and her siblings.
Laura dedicated herself to serving others. She had an infectious smile, contagious laugh and enormous heart. She filled her home with family, friends and treasures she collected throughout her life. She found happiness in her garden at home, sunshine, bodies of water as well as entertaining for any occasion. Laura was a proud American that took pride in her country.
Her kindness touched so many, and everytime a candle burns she will be the light we remember.
May God rest her beautiful soul. And take care of her the way she always took care of us. A gathering in memory of Laura is TBD.

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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 12, 2018
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