Life Story / Obituary
Laura Jo Lemon, 63, of Traverse City, died Tuesday February 28, 2023. She was born August 2, 1959, in Fort Dix, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Leonard Delbert Lemon and Jean Lois (Berry) Lemon.
She worked as a Pharmacy Technician and spent the last 25 years of her career at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
Laura was born in New Jersey and as the child of an Army officer, moved often in her early life. Her family lived in Asmara, Eritrea, Ethiopia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Mount Holly, New Jersey; and Detroit, Michigan before settling in Gladwin, Michigan when she was 8 years old. As an adult she lived with her family in Colorado and Virginia before moving back to Michigan and then to Traverse City, finding her permanent home in this beautiful place.
Laura enjoyed traveling and exploring new places, especially with her partner Jerry. A highlight of her travels was going to Disney and Ireland with her grandchildren. She was a resourceful, stalwart, and adventurous traveling companion. Laura loved expressing her creativity through crafts including sewing, embroidery, applique, quilting and much more. She shared her love of sewing and craft making with her children and grandchildren. She loved helping them sew costumes, cross stitch, color, or even stitch together a string of sloths! Laura enjoyed engaging in tabletop role-playing games with her children, grandchildren, and many friends over the years. Her life was filled with many adventures.
Laura is survived by her partner, Jerry Gabier; her children, Mike Long and Katie (Andrew) Holtz; her grandchildren, Mia, Aric, Rebekah, Maggie, Wesley, and Caroline; her siblings, Linda (Chester) Cowen, Betsy (Bill) Reum, Lyle (Kim) Lemon, and Bonnie (Garold) Klein; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Jean Lemon.
Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Beaverton. PO Box 424 Beaverton, MI 48612.
Funeral Services will take place at 2pm, Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Life Story Funeral Home. Family will start greeting friends at 1pm.
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