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October 05, 2012
Today is the third anniversary of the day we lost our lovely daughter. I often re-read all of these entries when I need a reminder of all the people who knew and cared for Laura, and need to remind myself of all the lives she touched and that she lives on in remembrance of her acts and deeds. Thank you all for your kind and inspiring words. My grief is lessening as time goes on, but the pain of my loss remains. Bryan J. Dunlop
May 17, 2012
Almost 3 years later and I still miss Laura. She was a truly remarkable and kind person. Although I knew her briefly, she left an impact. I knew I had met someone that would remain with me forever. God's blessings.
November 17, 2010
Dear Harriet and Bryan. I wanted to send you my deepest sympathy on the loss of you daughter. It has been many years since we last spoke but I think of you often with fond memories. You are in my prayers.
Karen (Krabbenhoft) Caumartin
June 20, 2010
Dear Dunlop Family,

I think of Laura often and know that she would have just celebrated her 32nd birthday last week. Laura and I had just reunited last June for the first time in about 10 years. She was in DC for a conference and we got together for dinner and it was as if no time had passed at all. I was looking forward to visiting her in Atlanta.

Laura was such a wonderful person and I was very lucky to have called her a friend. She was great to me as I was the new girl at Portage Central my senior year of high school. We became inseparatable the summer before I went to MSU and I have lots of great memories including....our day trips to South Haven and digging for enough cans to buy huge ice cream cones from Shermans, our midnight Steak and Shake visits after clubbing (to age 18+ bars of course!), the Homestead vacation, visits to MSU and U of M.

I miss Laura greatly and am so sad that I don't get the opportunity to see her beautiful smile again.
June 14, 2010
Sweet Laura - still thinking of you.
March 09, 2010
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Dunlop and Family,
I just happened to come upon this announcement while googling Laura's name. Laura and I became fast friends during our freshman year of college. She lived a few doors down from me at Stockwell Hall at U of M. We hung out together all the time, attending parties, goofing around, and just talking for hours. Laura was an amazing person. She was kind and considerate and deeply compassionate.
Although Laura and I lost touch as the years went on, I will always remember her as a fun-loving and caring individual. I am so sorry to hear about your loss and I offer you my deepest condolences during this difficult time.
November 12, 2009
Dear Dr. & Mrs. Bryan Dunlop and Family, I was so sad to learn that Laura had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Laura when in 2005 she was an extern in my chambers working for the WA State Court of Appeals. She did a wonderful job for us. She was very smart, had a great personality, and we talked a lot about our dogs. She always made me laugh with all her stories. After her externship ended, we kept in touch on and off until she graduated from law school in 2007. I am certain you are all very proud of her. I know I was. I will miss her deeply.
October 30, 2009
Laura was one of the first kids I met when I moved to Portage from Pittsburgh around 5th grade. I was told that our fathers worked together, that our mothers had met, and that there was a girl in my grade that I would be meeting at school. My earliest memory was on the playground. Laura was on the swings with a giant blue bow in her blond hair and with the widest, cheerful smile on her face. I recall her shouting “hey, so you’re the new girl?” to my chagrin, and I distinctly remember her swinging very fast as she asked me this question, and oddly HIGHER than any of the other kids. I was extremely intimidated by her presence, probably because I was new, but also because Laura had such a powerful confidence in her young age. The other kids flocked to her in elementary school … she was introduced to me, and notoriously known, as one of the “coolest girls in school”.
I have few memories outside of our family vacations when we were young. I remember getting phone calls from Laura, trying to conceal my shyness upon answering, and hearing her energetic voice say “Hi! Do you want to play?” I remember being in awe of Laura on our various play dates. We would be in non-stop motion, and I think she could always tell I couldn’t really keep up. Her intensity never burned out. As a child, Laura had straight A’s, excelled in all of the sports, won most of the contests, and in her adulthood, Laura went to prestigious schools, moved around the country fearless and independent, and seemed to always know what she wanted next, and that it would be achieved. I recall several conversations with Laura in our early 20’s, when she would listen to me ramble on with my hypothetical impetuosity. Laura was too smart to “think too much”. She would eventually look me in the eye and say “just DO it”. All action, no talk. Laura had hard-core beliefs that she made passionately evident through the choices that she made. She was hard to please but easy to trust. THAT was one of the most beautiful things about Laura, and definitely what I most admired.
The truth is, and especially in her mid to late 20’s, if you ran into Laura and started a conversation, as many can confirm, she would sincerely only ask about your life, without one hint of how much she had already accomplished. Laura had an unmatched tenacity with her ambition, but she was also a rare individual who strived for success mainly to her own self-satisfaction. In fact, I have learned about her success over the years mostly from her family. Laura sometimes built around her an impenetrable wall that was hard to break through, but that was only because she was so hard on herself. Laura had a fire inside her. Very few people that burn with that intensity maintain stability and focus their energy in such positive and productive ways. I want every person who lost touch with Laura after high school to know how much guard she had let down in her early adulthood, that my last memories of her are mainly of her giggling, being silly, receiving her thank you and birthday cards, and of her sincere smile during our conversations. With time, she seemed to allow her natural sweet side to show more easily, and this was an observation I adored years ago. All of her friends at the funeral made this aspect of Laura take over the room … the women she had met throughout her life couldn’t have been more respectful, genuine, and loving individuals.
I do believe that Laura was hard to understand. I write that sentence with honesty and respect. To this day, when I am asked (the question we have all been asked, at least once) that if I could read one person’s secret journal out of all of the people I have met, Laura would be it, hands down. I have never been more reminded of Laura, and more impressed with Laura, than when I heard her father speak at the funeral. It is very true, as he said, that Laura loved her mother more than anything in the world, but I don’t think there is another father on this earth that could understand and relate to his daughter the way that Mr. Dunlop paid tribute. I learned more about Laura and what an amazing person she was during his speech than through my entire relationship with her, and I know that her father’s approval was paramount in her life. Actually, in the 20 or so years that I have known Laura, she spoke about her father more to me than about anyone else. He lauded her memory with the utmost honor and satiated her infinite spirit.
The last time I saw Laura she looked me right in the eye with that childhood confidence she so dearly owned, asked me about my life and, as always, listened intently. I’m sure I had nothing remarkable to say, but I remember her putting her arm on my back and saying “Neely, that’s excellent.” That is what I think of when I think of Laura. Excellence. There are very few people who use that word often, and Laura owned it. That day when she spoke it to me, her eyes were full of a soft, nonjudgmental love. Laura was a unique, brilliant and powerful woman. She was severely independent and never felt the need to declare it. I have thought of Laura in the past years many times when I have been in the hole of self doubt, because she is nothing short of an inspiration … and this will never change.

All my love in my heart forever Laura -Neely
October 18, 2009

We offer our deepest sympathy. When tragedy strikes and takes the life of our loved ones, many cry out with great sorrow. Your tears are not unnoticed by the Creator of Life. Never was it his purpose for our human lives to be taken away. Although your deep pain will not easily disappear, prayer to God will bring comfort to you as you grieve. The Bible assures us God "is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spot." Psalm 147:3
October 16, 2009
Dear Bryan and Harriett,
Although I never met Laura, I feel like I know her now through all of your words. However, I should have figured she was beautiful inside and out just knowing Harriet. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
October 15, 2009
I am so sad to hear of Laura's passing and so sorry for your loss. Laura was a wonderful friend throughout law school and was such a fun and giving person that everyone loved her.
October 14, 2009
Dunlop Family,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Laura's loss last week. Laura indeed was a special person as evidenced by the comments here. Although I didn't know her very well, I was most impressed with her kindness, love of laughter and dedication to her chosen field of work.

I will miss her smile and stories at the bi-weekly meetings I attended with her at King & Spalding. I remember last year at one of those meetings when she told me that she passed the bar and how excited she was about it. She also shared stories about all of her friends that would visit her in Atlanta and how much fun they had together. I only hope that the stories here in this book can soften the loss of a vibrant, soulful woman.

My thoughts are with your family and friends during your time of loss.

A Friend from Afar
October 13, 2009
Cristina and Ming,

We are deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
October 13, 2009
When Laura was born, she came equipped with determination. High school, undergrad, & graduate days put in place the ethic & rules she planned to use forever. Laura-Laur was a great joy for her G'pa & me to be with, to visit & to write letters to. She traded jokes with us endlessly. Her bubbly personality, willingness to pitcn in to help became reflections of her Mom & Dad's teachings. G'pa taught her about LOVE -- in the tennis world & I LOVED her. We will miss you LAURA. G'pa & G'ma
October 13, 2009
Dear Bryan and Harriet:
We were shocked to hear of Laura's sudden and unexpected loss. We pray that her soul may rest in peace. May god give you and the rest of family strength to get through this tough time.
Krishna Poonam Shikha and Muneesh
October 13, 2009
Dunlop Family,

My heart is so full of sorrow because of your loss. Laura and I were co-workers at King & Spalding. We would meet in the hallway or in her office and we will just chat and laugh about everything. Laura was so dear to my heart. She will truly be missed. My prayers and thoughts are continually with the family. Zee, Atlanta, Georgia
October 12, 2009
Dunlop Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Laura. You all meant so much to me growing up. I have so many happy memories involving your family. Please know you are in my prayers.
October 12, 2009
Dear Bryan, Harriet, Cristina and Jeff,
To me, you all are like family members so I'm completely devastated by this loss. Laura was so warm and sweet. So much of my childhood memories involve you guys; I don't think I know people more kind and wonderful and Laura exemplified those traits. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
October 12, 2009
DR Dunlop,
My heart is breaking for you and your family. The loss of a child must be the most difficult pain to endure. I pray that you and your family will find peace by keeping your wonderful and gifted daughter alive in your hearts.
October 11, 2009
I was shocked to hear of Laura's passing this week. However, I am not at all shocked by the memories and kind words from the people she touched, and all that she became in life. I wish your family peace, and you are in my thoughts.
October 11, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I cannot express the sadness I feel. Laura and I met during our early days of Boston and remained friends ever since. I am so thankful to have had her as a friend and will cherish our memories always.

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

With my deepest sympathy,
October 11, 2009
I was not close with Laura at PC, but I remember her smile and cheerfulness at many a student council meeting, powderpuff game and homecoming float building....It breaks my heart when someone is taken too soon. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
October 11, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,
I remember Laura from the years of coaching her in soccer. Especially when she was injured in South Bend and I accompanied her to the hospital. My family just loved her sparkling personality and she will be missed.

Perry Nienhuis
October 11, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,

Words cannot express how sorry and saddened I am to hear of your loss. Laura was an amazingly gifted and beautiful person, and such an important part of my life while growing up in Portage- it seems like only yesterday we were running around the Homestead taking goofy pictures, hanging out in your kitchen after soccer practice, and then taking off to Florida on spring break. The world has lost a wonderful friend, daughter and loved one. Please know that you, your family and Laura are in my thoughts and prayers.

In deepest sympathy,
Jill O'Neill
October 11, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,

I can't imagine the weight of your sadness right now. I trust that you will find peace and comfort in each other and in the thoughts and prayers of family and friends in coming days. God bless.
October 11, 2009
Dear Bryan and Harriet, please accept our deepest sympathies. We are keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers.
October 10, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,

Our thoughts are with you at the loss of your beuatiful and talented daughter. How proud you must be of her!
Our paths have not crossed since the girls graduated from PCHS. It does not seem possible that it has been nearly 15 years since their Spring Break trip to Florida.

We will remember her and your family in our prayers.
October 10, 2009
Dear Bryan, Harriet, Christina, Jeff and family members,
Words cannot express the sadness we feel in your loss of Laura. What an amazing young woman she was, touching so many lives in her short lifetime! Please know that our thoughts are with each of you as you face the days ahead. May all of your happiest memories of Laura help to ease your sorrow.
With loving sympathy and friendship, Laurie and Tim Burdo
October 10, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,
My heart aches for your family as you celebrate Laura's short life. She was an amazing person. Although I haven't seen her in years, I can hear her laugh as clear as ever as I type this. My prayers are with your family.
October 10, 2009
To the Dunlop Family, I met Laura during her final summer at U of M whilst on an exchange to the US. We enjoyed many chat over Coffee or Frozen Yoghurt. Her generous humour and banter always guaranteed a good time, a great friend. My thoughts are with you.
October 10, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,

We are so saddened by your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy; our prayers are with you.
October 10, 2009
Bryan and Harriet - There's little we can say to soften the pain you must be feeling. Please know that we're thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
October 10, 2009
Brian, Harriet and family, We were so saddened and shocked to hear of Laura's passing. We have such fond memories of Laura during her years here in Portage and as a good friend of our daughter, Meghan. We know they had remained in touch through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are now with all of you as you struggle through this time. Know that there are many remembering Laura and grieving her loss. Please accept our condolences and may God bless you all.
Dennis and Sharon Kelly, Portage, Mi
October 10, 2009
Dear Dr Dunlop and family,
We didn't know your daughter but we can only imagine what you must be feeling.Stephanie and I want to give you our deepest condolances in this difficult time for you. Blair Davis
October 10, 2009
To our dear friends,
We extend our deepest feelings of love and support for you in this time of such sorrow. We pray for you as you try to cope with the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter. You are such a special family and dear friends. We wish we could console your broken hearts.

Lovingly,
October 09, 2009
Bryan, Harriet, Cristina, Jeff, & families,

Our prayers and sympathies are with you all during this difficult time. If you need anyone to lean on, we will be there for you.
October 09, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of dear Laura's passing. I taught Laura when she was in 8th grade at WMS. She was one of 10 very gifted and talented girls that I had - all in ONE class. Not a boy to be found. When we had the typical 8th grade "girl drama", all would be quiet and back in the corner I would hear Laura start to giggle. Soon the entire class was laughing. She was compassionate and fun-loving. Everything she did was new and remarkable because it was LAURA doing it. I have so many sweet memories of that ONE class! I believe I learned as much as I taught that year. I had not been in contact with her since graduation, but I can imagine what a wonderful woman she grew to be. I will always hear her laugh and see her beautiful smile. My heart goes out to you and I will keep your family in my prayers.
October 09, 2009
Laura's strength, sense of humor, compassion and enthusiasm filled three gray years of law school with sunshine. She was a true friend, and I will miss her dearly.

I know Laura touched the lives of all who knew her, and I extend my deepest sympathies to all who share in this loss.
October 09, 2009
To the Dunlop family,

I am deeply saddened by your loss. I became friends with Laura in law school when we were in the same small first-year section. I will always smile when I think about late-night telephone calls, Heinz having his own birthday candle on Laura's cake, Laura's love for outrageously-spicy Thai food, Heinz sleeping in Laura's sleeping bag on a camping trip we took together, Laura's hilarious stories about running in a race in Michigan where everyone was naked (it was very important not to get separated from the pack), and so many more. Her spark was undeniable. She will be missed by many.
October 09, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,

I knew Laura through three years of law school and we were on the same law journal for two of those years. She was a kind, compassionate person and she made the world a happier place in her brief time here.

I know that nothing I can write will diminish the sorrow that you must be feeling, but please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
October 09, 2009
Brian, Harriet, and family,
Words can't describe the loss I feel and I can't imagine the deep pain you must be experiencing. Laura was such an exceptional person that I will never forget her or the memories I have through the years of knowing her and the times she has shared with us and my daughter, Andrea. I hope the fond memories you have of her will give you the strength that you will need to endure this very difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
October 09, 2009
To the Dunlop family,

I was a friend of Laura's from law school and am deeply saddened by the loss of such an amazing person. I am glad that I was fortunate enough to become friends with her and get to know her during the few years we all spent in Seattle. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all those who she touched throughout her life.
October 09, 2009
Dear Dunlop family:
I was saddened to her of your loss. Laura was a student in several of my classes at the University of Washington Law School. She was a great student and a wonderful person, who will be missed. And, as someone who teaches Legal Ethics, it is also a great loss for the legal profession.
Sincerely,
Rob Aronson
October 09, 2009
I'm very saddened by hearing of the loss of Laura. I have great memories of the times in Girl Scouts of Laura smiling and laughing. It seems she truely lived life to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
October 09, 2009
Dear Bryan, Harriet and family:
Although we did not personally know Laura we had a glimpse of her wonderful personality through your adoring eyes. We, too, have a daughter about her age and can well imagine your heartbreak. May your memories strengthen and comfort you. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask...Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
October 09, 2009
Laura,

You are a beautiful soul who is leaving us way too soon. I am forever changed by and grateful for the time we had. The laughs, love and friendship we shared will live on in my heart always.

My deepest sympathies go out to all who knew and loved Laura. Fortunately for us she is impossible to forget, and for me a memory of her always brings a smile to my face.
October 09, 2009
Dear Harriet, Bryan, and the Dunlop family,

We would like you to know how sorry we are for the loss of your Laura. We hope the wonderful memories of her help at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Torry and Michael Chafty
October 09, 2009

Dear Harriet and Bryan,We are so sorry to hear of Laura's passing.We never had the opportunity to meet Laura,but having met her parents,we know she had to be beatiful,inteligent,good human beeing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Naim&Zulfiye Koymen
October 09, 2009
Bryan and Family;
I was so sorry to learn of your loss, I know this is a very sad time in your life and my thoughts are with you. Keep the great memories in your heart to help lift you out of the darkness.
October 09, 2009
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Dunlop and family,
I, too, am a friend of Laura's from law school. She was in my small section during our first year and we became good friends. I will always remember her kind and generous spirit as well as her energy and good sense of humor. I feel lucky to have known her, even for such a short time. My thoughts are with your family during this sad time.
October 09, 2009
To the Dunlop Family, I am so sad to hear of your loss. Laura was a student in my Mediation Clinic here at the University of Washington. I remember her so well--as a bright, engaging and engaged student, very focused on making a difference with her knowledge of health law and dispute resolution. My thoughts are with you and all of your family, and Laura's many friends.
October 09, 2009
To the Dunlop Family,
As a member of the University of Washington School of Law community, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Laura's death. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies.
October 09, 2009
Dear Bryan, Harriet and family;
We are truly saddened for your loss of your daughter Laura. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time. Although we didn't know Laura personally, rest assurred that you gave her a fabulous life. Your great parents and have a wonderful loving family. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Dale & Kathy Dixon
October 09, 2009
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Dunlop and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I went to law school with Laura and she was a good friend and a great source of encouragement to me. I admired her resilience very much. She had the best stories, a great laugh and a wonderful spirit. My thoughts are with you all during this sad time.
October 09, 2009
To the Dunlop Family,
I'm very sorry to hear about Laura. I went to school with her in Portage and I will always remember Laura for her bright smile, energetic personality, athletic gifts and her intelligence. She always lite up the room with her presence and it was never a doubt she would be successful. She will be missed.
October 09, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,

I am deeply saddened by your loss. I was one of Laura's friends from Atlanta. I only knew her for a year, but in that short time, she touched me with her kindness, intelligence, wit and humility. It is easy to see why she was loved by so many people. She often mentioned her friends and family and talked about them in glowing terms. I am grateful for the time that I got to spend with her and I'm truly honored to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
October 09, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family --

I am very sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you family. I had the pleasure of knowing Laura while at King & Spalding. She sat a couple of offices away from me and she always had a smile on her face. On top of being a great person, she was also a great professional. She was the associate that would get to the office earliest and leave after everyone else. God has taken one his children home and may her spirit continue to shine over us.
October 09, 2009
Bryan and Harriet,
Our heart aches for you. May all your precious memories of Laura give you strength during this difficult time.
With sadness,
Kitty and Jeff Gardner
October 09, 2009
Bryan and Harriet, my fervent prayers are with you both, as well as your family, for your emotional and physical strength over the coming days. When I first met Laura, I was struck by her maturity, her sense of humor, and her compassion. It was obvious to me that she embodied your best traits. I will continue to hold you both in my prayers.
October 09, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family, So sorry for your loss your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Rose & Bob Lybrink kapc family
October 09, 2009
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Dunlop and Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. i was so sad to hear of your loss. Jeannette carango
October 09, 2009
So sorry for your loss. Laura was a sweet girl in high school, & grew into such an accomplished young woman. She will be missed.
October 09, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Dunlop and family:

I am truly saddened by your loss. As with many others, I became friends with Laura at law school in Washington. I watched Heinz several times when Laura was out of town; she watched our dogs as well. Though friends for only a few I years, I consider myself lucky to have known her. I am amazed at the number of people she touched in her life, but not surprised: she was kind, considerate, generous beyond compare, and had a smile for everyone she met. She will be missed.
October 09, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. I went to high school with Laura, and remember her being such a beautiful person, inside and out. I always admired her for the drive and determination that she had. She was never just good at something, she was always GREAT at something. May you find comfort in knowing that she truly touched so many lives.
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family-
I was so saddened and shocked to hear the news about Laura passing. Laura and I first met in 2000 when we both started the same master of healthcare administration program at UNC. Our class was small and through our daily interactions, projects and socializing on Franklin Street all became very close very quickly. After we graduated, I kept in touch with Laura when we both were completing our Administrative Fellowships and met up in Chicago after our first year out of school for the annual ACHE conference. It was a mini reunion for our class. When Laura moved out to Seattle, I lost touch with her but we reconnected over a year ago when she decided to move to Atlanta. I remember how excited I was about reuniting with an old friend and when we saw each other for the first time we talked about how it seemed like no time had passed since our graduate school days. Laura and I shared a lot of similarities. Our mom’s both had the same first name, Harriet, we both were originally from Michigan, we both had siblings with children making us Aunts and we both were newly single when Laura moved back to Atlanta. We met up frequently during this past year and enjoyed each other’s company. Whenever we got together, there always seemed to be so much to say and catch up on. Laura was a very caring, sweet, smart person who had so much to offer and so much more left to give and accomplish. She frequently made me laugh and smile and also provided an ear and comfort when I needed a friend the most. Although Laura was very busy between starting a new job at a prestigious law firm and studying for the bar exam we always tried to make time to get together and have some fun. I will always cherish the times that we got to spend with one another. My heart goes out to the entire family during this most difficult time.
With heartfelt sympathy,
October 08, 2009
Dear Bryan and family:
Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for you during this difficult time. We did not have the priviledge of knowing Laura, but understand she was a delightful and beautiful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers
October 08, 2009
Dunlop family,
We wish you strength during this incredibly difficult time. We all went to PCHS with Laura and got to know her through tennis and classes. She will be remembered with great love for her kindness, beautiful smile and zest for life. What an unbearable and untimely loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Maisa, Felipe and Andres Wells
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear about Laura's passing. Laura and I spent a lot of time together at PCHS playing tennis. I will always fondly remember the fun we had. Laura had an infectious personality and a great drive to succeed. She will be greatly missed by everyone she has touched in her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
October 08, 2009
We were so surprised and saddened to hear of your loss. Laura was such an accomplished person and we know she will be dearly missed. You are in our heart and prayers during these difficult days.

Matt & Marijo Snyder
October 08, 2009
My deepest sympathies are with your family. I remember Laura from middle and high school. I was so thankful for the opportunity to get to know her personally through student council and other festivities as the Dunlop household. Our paths crossed in Ann Arbor as well, and I remember her yelling my name, running across the street, and throwing her arms around me in a big hug! She was one of the friendliest people I have ever met. I am sending love and prayers during this difficult time.
October 08, 2009
I am so sorry to hear the sad news. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I went to school with Laura since the 3rd grade. She was always such a happy, sweet, intelligent person, and a joy to be around. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. We have all lost someone truly special.
October 08, 2009
I always got a kick out of watching how well Christina and Laura got along while we were all in high school. Most people fight or ignore their siblings, but they could always talk and hang out together. My family's prayers are with you.
October 08, 2009
I always got a kick out of watching how well Christina and Laura got along while we were all in high school. Most people fight or ignore their siblings, but they could always talk and hang out together. My family's prayers are with you.
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet & Bryan,
We just happened to notice Laura's obituary in the Kalamazoo Gazette this evening. We had to read it over many times for this tragic news to settle in our minds. We have vivid, happy memories of the girls playing soccer together over the years. Laura was the beautiful, blond standout! At such a difficult time, it is impossible to know what to say or what to do. We will promise to pray for you and all of your family. May you feel God's Love surrounding you.
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,
Words can't expressed how shocked and saddened I was to hear of Laura's passing. She still is an energetic spirit, who brought life and laughter to so many people. The world today is clearly a dimmer place without her. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Emilie Allen
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,
I was so heartbroken to hear of Laura's passing. She was a wonderful girl and it sounds as if she'd grown up to be a wonderful woman. Every fall we'd play tennis together at PCHS and I'm grateful to have known her. My memories are of a funny, kind, beautiful, intelligent friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
October 08, 2009
Bryan and Harriet,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family as you grieve the loss of your daughter. We cannot imagine how difficult this must be for you and yet I am confident that Our God will carry you through this. We send our prayers..
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet and Bryan and family, we were so sorry and saddened to hear about Laura's death. We saw her in Seattle when we visted Nik and Gee a few years ago and what a delight she was. We know how much our kids loved her ... played tennis with her and were friends. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fondly, Susan and Tom Saewert
October 08, 2009
Dunlop family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I went to PCHS with Laura, though, I didn't know her well.

She will be missed greatly by her friends and family.

God bless.
October 08, 2009
Bryan, Harriet and family, There are no adequate words to express the sadness shared by many in learning about Laura's passing. Laura and our Sarah often spent time together and many times their papers got mixed up in school, their lockers were next to each other, and once when I went to school to pick up Sarah because she was sick, they tried to give me Laura instead. Please know that you are being surrounded by prayer and support. May you find strength and comfort in each other and in the prayers of those of us who remember Laura with fondness. Gary and Irene Dunlap
October 08, 2009
I feel like so much just changed. Laura is part of so many of my childhood memories. She was always kind to me, and will always be in my mind as that bright, happy person. I'm grateful was able to share some of those times with her. My sincere sympathy goes out to you all in this painful time.
October 08, 2009
Bryan and Harriet....we never really knew Laura, but with wonderful parents as the two of you, how could she not be a beautiful human being? Our hearts are heavy for you, and please know you are in our thoughts so much.

With love, Tom and Maryann Willmeng
October 08, 2009
To the Dunlop Family,
I have so many fond memories of Laura and your family, I cannot list them all! Mostly I remember Laura's bubbly, happy, and infectious smile. She was always so much fun to be around. I also respected Laura so much. I am not surprised that she accomplished so many things in her short time here. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
October 08, 2009
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family. I remember Laura as being intelligent, witty, fun-loving and athletic. I am not surprised by all her accomplishments; she was such a dedicated student. I have fond memories of playing on the tennis team with her and having sleep-overs at her house. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,
I'm so sorry to learn about the loss of Laura. I have known Laura since Girl Scouts and have only happy memories of her. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
October 08, 2009
Laura was a wonderful and charming person to have known. Your whole family is in my thoughts.
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet, Bryan, and Cristina,
We are so very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. There are really no words to make the pain go away but knowing of so many old and new friends that are thinking of you and sending their love may be of comfort at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet, Bryan, and Cristina,
We are so very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. There are really no words to make the pain go away but knowing of so many old and new friends that are thinking of you and sending their love may be of comfort at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
October 08, 2009
It seems like just yesterday that Laura and I were in the halls of West Middle School together. She has had so many accomplishments since then. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. Aimee Burdo (Portage, MI)
October 08, 2009
Sorry for your loss
Diana Ritsema '96 PCHS Grad
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet, Bryan and Family,

We are heartbroken for you all on the passing of your wonderful Laura.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
October 08, 2009
My prayers and condolences go out to entire Dunlop family. Laura was a great person who I will always remember as one of the most postive people I have ever and probably will ever meet. I am so sorry that you have to endure this...you will all be in my prayers.
October 08, 2009
Dear Bryan and Harriet,

We would like to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of Laura. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very stressful time.
Sincerely,
Ken and Judy Betten
October 08, 2009
Having known Laura in high school, I am not surprised to learn that she accomplished so much and touched so many lives during her time with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
October 08, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Laura. I will keep you all in prayer. She is our loss, but Heavens gain. I went to Portage Central High School with Laura(Class of 1996)and I remember her as a very kind person who was so easy to talk too. We all thank her family for sharing Laura with all of us, and hold stong and know that someday we will all be together again in The Lords Kingdom!
October 08, 2009
Dear Bryan, Harriet and Family,
I never had the opportunity to meet Laura; but having met her parents, I can easily imagine a very intelligent, fun loving young woman.Having lost two members of my immediate family to sudden deaths, I can tell you that the memories I have of them are now treasures to me. I'm sure it will be the same of your Laura.
Sincerely,
Lori Schumacher
October 08, 2009
To the Dunlops, I am so sorry for your loss. We were all heartbroken to learn that Laura is gone. She was a joy to work with and a sweet and thoughtful individual. We feel lucky that we had the opportunity to know her.
October 08, 2009
To the Dunlop Family -
I am saddened to hear of Laura's passing. I have such wonderful memories of her and your family throughout the school years. She was such a blessed person with a warm and giving heart. She never ceased to make me laugh and her friendship was truly special and holds a beautiful place in my heart. May we all cherish the many memories and let them comfort you during this time and always. My thoughts and prayers are with you all - please accept my heartful condolences.
October 08, 2009
Dear Bryan, Harriet and family --

We lived in the Moorsbridge neighborhood when your family also resided there. Our daughter Summer (Keilen) Walker and Laura were good friends, especially Junior and Senior year. I want you to know that every time Laura came to our house I commented to Summer about what a nice sweet girl she seemed to be. She was very upbeat and just seemed to have her priorities so right -- she obviously comes from a wonderful family. You will hear from Summer too -- although she is so saddened too by the loss of Laura. Summer and Laura had just reconnected on facebook last Spring and expressed hope that they could get together and reconnect. I am at a loss for words - and cannot imagine how difficult the circumstances are for you. May it help you just a little to know we're thinking of you and Laura touched so many lives that her beauty will live on. We will keep Laura and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dick and Joan Keilen & family
October 08, 2009
My deepest thoughts are with you in this difficult time. I still remember many middle school and high school days and nights spent in the Dunlop house with the blondie sisters and my great friend Cristina and the family. Laura was always the pretty and bright little sister who always had such determination and drive. Sending you all my love and hope that you will carry each other through this time.
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop family,
I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Laura's passing. I have so many special memories with Laura: many school classes, soccer, volleyball, dressing up, Girl Scouts, school dances, sleep-overs and just hanging out and laughing. She was such a sweet, kind and loving friend who always took the time to listen. More than anything I remember her kind heart and beautiful smile that lit up the room. I will cherish my memories with her and keep them close to my heart. May God's love and peace surround you during this difficult time. My deepest prayers and sympathy to your dear family.
October 08, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Laura. I have many great memories of her from high school, and although I have not been in touch with her in quite awhile, it seems as though her life was very full of adventure, accomplishment and love of her family and friends! My prayers are with her family and friends in this difficult time.
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop Family,
We remember Laura as that cheery, bouncy Girl Scout and outgoing and fun-loving friend of Carrie's! What joy Laura could bring to our Girl Scout meetings and camp outs!!! Remember our camping, Harriet? I can see Laura's blond hair bouncing as she breaks up laughing! We send our love and prayers to you all. We pray that you receive the strength you need to carry on and rejoice in the memories that are all so precious of Laura. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
October 08, 2009
Dear Bryan, Harriet, Christina, Jeff, and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Laura's passing. I remember being in school together, Brownies/girl scouts, and soccer with Laura-- she always had so much energy, and so much fun with whatever she was doing. My husband and I send our sincere condolences to you all.
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet, Brian and Family
Please accept our deepest condolences at this trying time-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Fondly
Marilyn and Peter Lehman
19 Dulce Lane
Dix Hills ny 11746
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet, Bryan, Cristina and Jeff,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is a large part of my childhood memories and I was saddened to hear of Laura's passing. I can see that Laura grew up to be an incredible woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Sending my love and support,
October 08, 2009
Dear Dr. Dunlop and family,

I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your beautiful daughter. I can't begin to feel your sorrow and pain but as a parent I can only imagine. May the Lord be with you and carry you during this difficult time, and may you find comfort in that thought. You are in my prayers.
In sympathy for your loss,
Judy
October 08, 2009
My prayers are with all of you. I went to high school with Laura and she was a close friend. Laura was a wonderul person and I have many fond memories spent with her. She will truly be missed as I know she meant so much to so many people.
October 08, 2009
To the Dunlop Family,
I would like to send my deepest condolences to your whole family during this time of heartbreaking loss. I went to school with Laura in Portage and will always remember her bright, fun-loving personality, intelligence and dedication to her friends and studies. She will be sorely missed.
October 08, 2009
Dear Harriet, Bryan, and Cristina,
I am so sorry to hear the news of Laura's passing. In my childhood, she was the pretty little sister of my best friend, and I remember her growing to be an insightful teenager. Many blessings for you and your family. I pray for all of you to have the strength to move through these hard times with grace.
The O'Connor family sends our love and support.
October 08, 2009
To the Dunlop Family,
I met Laura last year when she came to King & Spalding. We worked together on the same floor. I worked in office services on the 32nd floor and we've become good friends. I always enjoyed talking to Laura. She was so bright and cheary. and had a wonderful personality. So sorry for your loss, she will be so missed by her K&S family.
October 08, 2009
Dear Dunlop family-

I am so saddened to learn of the loss of Laura... I have some favorite memories of her but one that is close in my heart was when she, Kej and I participated in a walk for the Kzoo Humane society with my dog Toby and Alphie and Gizzie! I also like to think that Laura helped my golf game develop with the times we snuck onto the Moors to play after hours (well to golf, as well as run through the sprinklers!). LD always had such *passion* and I see that took her far in life. I feel blessed to have shared her zest for life with her for a few years. May God keep you and your entire family close today and the days ahead...

With a sad heart-
October 08, 2009
Bryan, Harriet, Cristina and Jeff,

I am so very sorry to hear about Laura. I have thought of her often over the past years and always knew that she was leading a life full of fun and adventure. Laura was a beautiful person that had so much to offer this world. I will never forget our times together. My thoughts are with your family.
October 08, 2009
My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am a law librarian with King & Spalding and Laura was one of the kindest and most appreciative people I know. She was professional, respectful, and intelligent. I always enjoyed doing research for her and will miss her being here. God bless you and your family and know that in so many parts of this world she touched a lot of lives.
October 08, 2009
To the Entire Dunlop Family,

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I attended high school with Laura and remember her amazing talent in tennis as well as her smarts. I know many of us from Portage Central are in shock and certainly sadden. Laura will always be remembered.
October 08, 2009
Laura was such a fun, lively, energetic friend for many years. She brought so much laughter wherever we were---camping during Girl Scouts, Language Arts class projects, going out to lunch, volleyball practices, sleep overs, road trips, swimming in your pool, etc. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I write this. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during these very difficult days. My years with her will always be fondly remembered and cherished.
October 08, 2009
To the Dunlop family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It's been many years since I've seen my old friend Laura, but we recently reconnected on Facebook. Although brief, she had obviously not changed a bit as she was warm, friendly, inquisitive and even asked that I visit her if I was in her area. That is the kind of person that Laura is. We hadn't spoken in over a decade yet she was easy to talk to, open and inviting. We shared many laughs during our childhood and I always considered Laura one of my closest friends. Her smile was infectious and that is something I will never forget.
October 08, 2009
Harriet & Bryan,
We're so sorry to learn about Laura. Memories of her will encircle you & your family & give you the warmth & comfort you need.
Our thoughts will be with you.
October 08, 2009
Dear Dr. Dunlop and Familly: Carl and I are so deeply saddened by your loss. Although we did not know Laura, we know she must be a remarkable person, because we do know you. The world has lost a great treasure. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers. Mary Margaret & Carl Wilberg
October 08, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
October 08, 2009
Bryan and Harriet -
Laura sounds like she was a smart, loving and talented woman who had many things yet to accomplish - it is hard to understand how her life could be cut so short. We are heartbroken for you and your family - please know you are in our hearts and in our prayers at this most difficult time.
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