Bea Lorraine Laughlin
Bea Lorraine Laughlin 10/10/1953 – 9/2/2020
After fighting the good fight against cancer, multiple injuries, gallbladder complications, and unimaginable pain, Bea Lorraine Laughlin graduated to her eternal reward on September 2, 2020. Her husband of 42 years, Gary ‘Goofy’ Laughlin, welcomed her into heaven with a warm embrace and ushered her to their mansion. Her daughter, Airaka ‘Puddin’ Head’ Laughlin, Son, William Bento, Grandsons, Brandon and Nathaniel Bento, Granddaughter, Isabelle Bento, Grandfurkids, Puckly (Black Cat), Chloe (Black Lab), & Sokka (German Shepherd) survive her. Also surviving her are her: Sisters, Edith Luney Frey & Susan Shinpaugh, Nieces, Great Nieces, Nephews, Great Nephews, many more family and friends too numerous to list. Bea loved her family and Jesus until her last breath. Even though her last 5 months were filled with pain, she never lost her fight to live, laugh, and love. While her last months were a trial, she was blessed to live with her Daughter, Son-in-Law, Grandkids, and Grandfurkids. She often said that she wanted to keep her favorite Grandfurkid, Puckly. Airaka told her that wasn’t possible because Puckly said she was already keeping her Grandma. During her illness she had the chance to get close to the whole family and came to love each of them greatly. She will be greatly missed for her knowledge of the Bible and Law, but mostly she will be missed for her sass, whit, sarcasm, and humor. Bea loved taking care of everyone that she loved. She spent a number of tireless years being Gary’s caregiver without complaint. She was the best homemaker; making sure her home reflected the love she had for all that were lucky enough to live within the same walls as her. She also loved to travel & was planning trips from her hospital bed days before she left for heaven. Her family plans to take these trips in her memory. Bea would have been pleased to know that she was buried on September 22, her and Gary’s 47th Wedding Anniversary. The family even suspects that she may have arranged this with the Lord’s help. Heaven and all those that went before her, of whom she greatly missed of late, wrapped her in their loving arms and said, ‘Welcome Home’. Although she is home, she will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew her. The world has lost a burning bright light and will never be the same again.
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