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Laura Stewart

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Laura Stewart Obituary

Laura Stewart, 80, of Thousand Palms, Calif., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at her home from pancreatic and liver cancer.

She was born August 30, 1936, and grew up in the "finger lakes" area of upstate New York where she graduated as valedictorian. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in music education from Fredonia, NY, she later received a Master of Arts in music from Fresno, Calif.

Laura taught school for almost 30 years in all grades K through 12, and some college level. She sold real estate for eight years. Upon retirement Laura traveled around the country in a 34 ft motorhome by herself. Six years later she settled in the Coachella Valley of California near Palm Springs. Ten years later in 2007 Laura moved to Alamogordo, N.M.

She was an active member of the Flickinger Guild and a member of the Elks Lodge, holding the office of organist for several years. She was a member of the local chapter of the Democratic Party, a member of Retired Teachers, and an active member of Singles of Otero County. She had also volunteered at the Alamogordo Senior Center assisting with the noon lunch.

Laura had previously survived breast cancer.
She moved back to southern California in 2013.

Laura is survived by her only child, a son, Greg, of South Carolina and his wife.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 21 to Oct. 21, 2016
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