February 27, 2018
Laura Beth Roedl Blais passed away today at home surrounded by family, from complications of ALS. She was 49. She was born in Peoria IL on June 12, 1968 to Kathy (Hayse) Roedl Morey and Marshall Roedl, of Morton, IL. She attended grade school in Morton IL. In 1980 her family moved to Mesa, Arizona
She married Michael Blais with whom she had two children, Ashley Lynn Blais and Jeffery Michael Blais.
She graduated with Honors from Pima Medical school in 1999 as a Medical Assistant. She primarily worked as a Medical Assistant and She was very proud of her work as a teacher at Lamson College.
She became disabled in 2010, due to an accident. She taught herself to walk and talk again but was never able to return to her beloved profession. She lived with her mother and step-father until 2015, when she purchased her current home, and regained her independence aided in part by her mom and daughter Ashley. What she enjoyed the most was spending her time with her children, and extend family, and took special pride in her grandchildren.
She is survived by her mother, Kathy Morey, step-father, Chester Morey, Daughter Ashley Blais and Bradley Gorman, Son Jeffery Blais and wife Nina Blais. Sisters Jennifer Sailer and Lisa Morey brother Naythan Morey, brother-in-law, Rob Brant, nephews Nicholas Sailer, Sullivan Brant, Jonaythan Morey. Nieces, Uriah Acuff, Vivienne Brant, Abigail Morey. 9 grandchildren, Jaenie Blais, Wyatt Lehue, Joslynn Blais, Danika and Charlie Rodgers, Hunter, Dakota, Caden, and Lillian Gorman.
She was preceded in death by her father, her maternal grandmother Marilyn(Moore)Hayse Speerly, and step grandfather Steven Speerly, and grandfather Ralph Hayse, her grandparents Benjamin and Margariette (Graves) Roedl