Age 95, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital. She was born January 14, 1922 in Porter Township, Michigan, the daughter of Angus William & Laura Ann (Swinehart) Williams.
At the age of 14, Laureta delivered strawberries in downtown Detroit by herself. During WWII, she moved from Saginaw Valley to Chelsea, to work for Federal Screw in the Clocktower Building. Later, she worked for Applied Dynamics and Allen- Bradley Electronics. The electronics she worked on went to the Moon, with NASA calling her about one of the circuit boards. Laureta was active with the Women's Auxiliary of the Chelsea VFW. She helped start “Chelsea Days” in Hudson, Florida. Laureta enjoyed making large meals for family and friends in Chelsea and Florida. Her hobbies were quilting and crafts. In Florida, she enjoyed square dancing and flea markets. Laureta learned to use computers in her 80's and early 90's.
On Feb. 1, 1946, she married Laurance Harold Boyer at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church, and he preceded her in death February 28, 2014. Survivors include three children, Beverly (Richard) Wright of El Paso, TX, Lauren of Hudson, FL, Robin (Robin) Boyer of Chelsea; four grandchildren, Kevin Wengren, Laurie (Matt) Wolfe, Justin Boyer, Anna Boyer; three great-grandchildren, Elese, Carly and Trent Wolfe; and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Laureta and Lawrence are pending. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzeheimer's Association. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.
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Sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear of Laureta's passing. She was another wonderful sister-in-law.