Laurel Marie Causer, also known as Betty Boop with the attitude, played her final bingo game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.
She was 39.
Laurel arrived in this world with a Starbucks in hand wearing a
Although she had a younger brother, she took pride in being the “baby” of the family. Laurel spent most of her life in Craig, where she met her husband, Darrell.
They moved to Denver, where they “tied the knot,” sporting matching mullets.
Two years later, their daughter Keanna arrived, prompting them to leave Denver and raise their kids in the small town of Craig.
Two years later, their son Lane arrived, completing the family of four.
Laurel took pride in her children, and her artistic ability soared when her kids had a play, school project or especially her favorite holiday, Halloween.
Laurel chose a career that suited her well. She was a certified nursing assistant for many years in Craig and Steamboat Springs. Not satisfied, she furthered herself by going to college to become a nurse. She was employed at Moffat Family Clinic until her death.
Laurel spent her life giving all she had; she could make anyone laugh. She was, in a few words, a great mom, wild, artistic, funny, crazy, a soft heart, her daughter’s best friend, peacemaker and ninja rock star.
With a lot of tears and laughter, she left behind her husband, Darrell Causer; children Keanna and Lane Causer; parents Jan and Darrell Hunt; sisters Amy (Tom) Doolin and Deborah (James) Kolb; brother Eddie Ray Gann, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paving the path before her was father Eddie Ray Gann, Sr., grandparents Ray and Mildred Gann, and William Lincoln, Sr.
So, the next time you decide to gamble on a scratch ticket, play and think of Laurel. She was a winner.
A graveside service was Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, with Tom Cramer officiating. Memorial donations maybe made to suicide prevention in care of Grant Mortuary.