Laurie Furst Miller
Laurie Furst Miller, age 61, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017 after a courageous struggle with Ovarian Cancer. Born and raised in the north shore Chicago area she attended Duke University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She worked briefly for Hewlett Packard, married Ron in 1980, then took a Business Degree from the Kellogg School of Business. In 1983 the couple moved to Ft. Collins where she once again worked for HP until in 1985 she fell with a mystery illness that is now known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Her health rose and fell thru the years but she never lost hope for a cure nor was at a loss for things to try. When she could she worked part time for Test And Measurement Systems of Loveland, perfected her cooking skills, attended many prayer groups seeking in-depth answers, and worked on sewing projects and made friends in the sewing guild. When she could not do these things physically she studied internet articles, books and videos and then plotted new projects in her mind. Upon cancer diagnosis she attacked it with her considerable research skills, chose her own treatments and enjoyed a surprisingly energetic respite from CFS. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Ron Miller, her parents Bill and Ginny Furst, and her brother Andrew. Special thanks to Dr. Diana Medgyesy and the angels of Halcyon Hospice. Laurie's vivacious personality and radiant beaming smile will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. In lieu of flowers she requested donations be made to Operation Blessing or the Larimer County Food bank. Services will be held at Allnut Funeral Chapel on West Drake road at 10 AM Feb. 28.
Published in Coloradoan on Feb. 26, 2017.