LAURA MAE STAPLETON (ELLERMAN) Laura Mae Stapleton (Ellerman) was born on March 16th 1923 in Minden, IL. She later joined the Marines to see the world. She love traveling and serving her country. She met and married her husband Tom Stapleton in California. They moved to Lakewood, California and had 5 children; four sons: Tom, Jim, Mike, & John, and one daughter Barbara. When her husband died she decided to move close to her daughter in Apple Valley. She loved watching the Lakers Basketball team play and there was no better player than Kobe Bryant. She also loved all her children, grandkids: Janson, Martell, Steven, Tommy, Mike, & Gabrielle. She loved seeing the great grand kids: Ella, Evan, Lexi, & Ashton. Laura passed away February 16th 2013 in Apple Valley, CA at the age of 89. A celebration of Laura's life will be held on March 4th 2013 at 12:00 pm at Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary www.sunsethills.cc. After the service a get-together will be held at 18231 Lakeview Dr. in Victorville, CA.