Laura Alice Dean


Laura Alice Dean, 77, went home to be with the Lord on September 24, 2021, at the San Luis Valley Regional Heath Center in Alamosa.

Laura’s life began on August 8, 1944, in Villa Grove, CO. She was raised in Bonanza CO.

In Laura’s younger years, she loved fishing and camping in Bonanza. She would often tell her children stories of growing up in the area. Laura never knew a stranger, and she would take you in, no matter who you were. She took great pride in the time that she spent as the Director of the Center Food Pantry.

She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Laura is survived by eight children. Sue, Jane, Judy, Susan, Bobby (Tammy), Paul, Donnie, and Donna (Tracy), many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, and many, many, adopted family members.

Laura was preceded in death by both her parents, husband; John Richard Dean, and two stepchildren; Ivy Jo and John.

Laura’s final wishes for cremation will be honored and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.

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