Laurie Furst Miller
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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.

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Published in Coloradoan on Feb. 26, 2017.
Memorial service
11:00 AM
Church of the Holy Comforter
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August 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed the parrot stories and visits when I lived in FoCo. May she rest in peace.
Ginny Ward
February 16, 2020
It has been 3 years now and my memories of you will always be there. Save a place for me when my times comes.
Huey Shelton
February 16, 2019
You will always have a place in my heart and miss you very much.
Huey Shelton
March 10, 2017
Sending you deepest condolences at this difficult time of loss. Please, turn to God, the hearer of prayer and comforter of the brokenhearted. Only he can provide escape from death Psalms 68:20.
February 26, 2017
No more pain, no more suffering. Laurie is in Jesus' hands now and rejoicing in His presence. To those she has left behind, especially her husband, her parents and brother, remember that St. John's gospel promises that your sorrow will be turned into joy. You WILL see Laurie again. God bless you all and, to Laurie, rest in peace, beautiful soul.
Randy & Teri Graves
February 24, 2017
Laurie will always remain in my memory as the smart, beautiful, caring and sweet young woman I knew her to be when we were Thetas together at Duke. I am so saddened to learn that she struggled with serious health issues for so long, and that she has died far too soon. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Edelmann McLaughlin
February 23, 2017
Laurie's smile was contagious. I will always remember our fun times as sorority sisters at Duke.
Our prayers are with you.
Diana McNeill
February 23, 2017
Dear Ron and family

I grew up with Laurie and there was no one more caring. She brought joy into everyone that knew her.
Our memories together will last forever.
I will miss her very much
God Bless You All
Huey Shelton
February 23, 2017
Dear Ron,

I am so sorry to hear about Laurie. We were sorority sisters at Duke. She always had a kind word and a bright smile. I haven't seen her since graduation, but I am sure you will miss her terribly! She was way way too young! Theta love always! I will remember her in my heart--looking at our old pictures as we speak!
Mary Pat Meier Cieri
February 23, 2017
Dear Ron and family,
At Duke I always enjoyed connecting to Laurie. She had a great ability to listen and a warm heart. She has left us much too early. Our deepest sympathies. Love, Rob and Marie Ringler
Marie Ringler
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