1970 - 2012
Laurie Leahy, of Valencia, CA passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 after a long battle with leukemia.
Laurie loved her three boys, husband, and two dogs as completely as a woman ever could. Our sadness is amplified by the fact that she was taken from us too soon and that we love her so much. As a stay-at-home mom, Laurie was always there for her boys whether the activity was baseball, a school project, or maintaining a wonderful home.
During the summer, the family enjoyed trips to Carpinteria Beach with friends, days at Disneyland, and on occasion, long vacations to Kauai. Laurie described these trips with her family as "heaven on earth". While she was known for her perfect hair, she really knew how to let her hair down and have fun.
As the boys, Brett, Jake, and Tyler got older, Laurie became involved in Northpark Elementary School's PTA. While she held various PTA positions over the years, most enjoyable for Laurie was when she served as PTA President from 2008 to 2010. During her tenure, Laurie was awarded the President's Circle Award. Later, Laurie was hired as a Kindergarten Aide. Here, Laurie found her true calling. Each night at dinner, Laurie would entertain us with her funny "Kindergarten Kids" stories. Laurie loved those little kids and experienced so much joy working with them.
Laurie is survived by her husband, Chris Leahy; and her three sons, Brett (16 years old), Jake (13 years old), and Tyler (10 years old).
Laurie had a lot to live for and she fought against leukemia every step of the way. She put up with more treatments and hospitalizations than anyone should have to. We will get through this horrible time in our lives with our dear friends and secure in the knowledge that Heaven has taken on one tough angel that is looking out for us.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Dr., Santa Clarita 91350.