Laura Hay Purkey, 30, of Vidor, died Friday, June 29, 2012. She was born on November 6, 1981, in Beaumont, to Lea Wright Wilson Hay and Kenneth Lynn Hay. Laura was vice president of accounting at Mobil Oil Credit Union. She will be most remembered by many as a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Purkey; son, Ryan D. Purkey; stepdaughter, Holly Purkey of Vidor; mother, Lea Hay of Beaumont; brother, Jason Hay of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Lynn Hay of Lafayette, Louisiana. A Rosary will be recited for Laura at 6:00 p.m., with a gathering of her family and friends to follow, Monday, July 2, 2012, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1600 North Main Street, Vidor, with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, Vidor. Memorial contributions may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706 Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 2, 2012