Laura Marie Pyper, 52, passed away on July 25, 2020, following a seven-year battle with Liposarcoma. Laura was the oldest of four children and was born in September of 1967, to Raymond and Janet Young. She paved the way for her three younger siblings, Monica (Rob) , Brenda (Adam ), and Thomas (Ellen), while breaking all the rules and keeping her parents on their toes.
On May 5, 1988, Laura married her best friend and high school sweetheart, Kent Pyper. Their marriage was described by her children as Batman and Robin (Laura was Batman, of course). Their bond was a shining example of a loving marriage that withstood ups, downs, and everything in between. Kent and Laura were blessed with four beautiful children, who also broke all the rules and kept everyone on their toes: Marleigh (Chris); Tayler ; Kent Pyper, Jr.; and Gage Pyper. Laura raised her children to enjoy life, push boundaries, and never settle. She was involved in every aspect of their lives and was a football fanatic, art admirer, music enthusiast, lacrosse maniac, marching band devotee, and mom to numerous fur babies.
Laura attended LDS business college in Salt Lake City and earned a paralegal degree. She worked as a paralegal and also helped Kent with his real estate and marketing businesses. Laura was an amazing decorator, marvelous at remodeling homes, and had an eye for design and color. Laura was a friend to everyone who met her and was known for lifting others’ spirits with her laugh and heartfelt compliments. She was recently asked why she gave compliments so generously, and she simply said, “I don’t have the energy to serve right now, but I can always give a compliment,” She could make everyone’s day brighter with just a few words.
Laura gave everything she had to her friends and family; sitting with babies in the middle of the night so moms could get a few more minutes of much-needed sleep; reading, laughing, and playing games with nieces and nephews with an endless amount of laughter; helping friends who needed someone to help take them from their lowest moments and bring them up again; and her influence and sacrifices were genuine and profound. She loved unconditionally and sincerely listened to anyone who needed to be heard.
Her happiest moments were with her family enjoying the beautiful lakes in Arizona or oceans in California. She was able to spend her last few weeks jet skiing and boating with her family. She fought her cancer for so long that she defied all of the doctors’ timelines. She is now able to rest and continue her compassion and charity on the other side of the veil.
Flowers may be sent to Bunker’s Garden Chapel located at 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201.
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Time: Aug 3, 2020 10:00 AM Arizona
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