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Laura Elizabeth Christian

1965 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Laura Elizabeth Christian Obituary
Laura Elizabeth Christian March 7, 1965 - November 5, 2012 Laura went to be with our Lord on Monday, after a sudden cardiac arrest. She will be severely missed by her family and thousands of friends, but will live on in our hearts forever. Laura was a dynamic lady, to say the least, like a fireworks display that lights up a still evening sky. Her e-mail address name, "Rocketredflare" so perfectly represented the way she lived her life. She was always the consummate, hard-driving "professional woman", who never left her house without having her hair and make-up done "just so" and being dressed "to the nines"! She had many talents, one of which led to her becoming a personnel analyst for the County of Kern. She brought great joy and expertise to the task of helping people find and realize a job or career that matched their own talents and ambitions. Her abilities in marketing, sales and as a "people person" ultimately blossomed as she became increasingly involved in Mary Kay Cosmetics. She had been a part-time consultant for years, but was recently on the cusp of being a Director. On the other side of Laura's professional personality was a loving, caring and thoughtful wife, mother and dedicated friend. Laura was a friend to nearly everyone she met and like a true sister, aunt, daughter, etc. to her in-laws. We thank God that Laura- who never rested on this earth- can now rest and be free of pain until we join her in His arms. Laura was preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn Downs and her brother, Dennis Ramsey. She is survived by husband Ron Christian; daughter Kathryn Masonheimer; stepfather and mother Delmon and Maryldean Stover; father Wes Ramsey; friend (sister) Joanna Small; mother-in-law Dolores Christian; brother-in-law Doug Christian, his wife Albina and daughters, Rebecca, Danielle, Rachel, Jhibek and Abigail; Uncles Walter and wife Carolyn, Philip, and their 2 brothers ; sister-in-law Cindy Ramsey and her son Seth. Funeral services will be held on November 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary (Chapel ), immediately followed by a procession to the gravesight for a prayer and reception ( to be announced at service). In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The or to Ron Christian-earmarked for Kathryn Masonheimer's college fund. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 11, 2012
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