BLOOMINGTON – Lauralee Helen (Maveus) Currier, 75, of Bloomington, Ill., left her earthly body while sleeping peacefully and passed gloriously into Heaven on March 7, 2014, with her children, Wendy and Jim, by her side.|
Laurie grew up in Sycamore, graduating from Sycamore High School in 1956. She lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for 30 years, prior to moving to Bloomington in 2009.
She was a beautiful lady who filled the room with her smile, called everyone, "Darlin'" and was an avid Crimson Tide fan. Even while suffering from Alzheimer's dementia over the last few years, she would often respond cheerfully with a "ROLL TIDE!" when prompted. She also lit up when presented with her favorite dessert: two apple pies from McDonald's.
Laurie left behind a long list of survivors, including two brothers, Chuck Maveus (Jeanne) and Mike Maveus (Vicki); one sister, Karla Dorneden; children, Wendy Troxel (Jerry) and Jim Gates (Kim); stepchildren, Pam Sakmar (John), Lisa McLeod (Tom), Kris Drensky (Mark), Gregg Currier, Scott Currier (Toni) and Peter Currier (Jaime); and grandchildren, Matt, Nick, Corey, Betsy, Tommy, Billy, Ashton, Scott, Kacey, Jacob, Sidney, Bailey, Davis and Wesley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Eugene "Gene" Currier, who was a West Point Graduate and a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars; and parents, Orrin and LouRene Maveus of Sycamore.
Laurie loved God, her family, and her friends fully. She will be laid to rest next to her parents at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.
Published in Daily Chronicle from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2014