Laura Lee "Laurie" DeVos-Penkala passed away peacefully November 15, 2011, at Three Fountains, surrounded by her children and family. Laura was born in Medford, Ore., to Jim and Bobbye DeVos, on June 1, 1962.
Laura worked locally in Medford at various businesses as a bookkeeper. She was an avid reader who loved the outdoors and deeply loved her family and friends. Laura, with her big smile and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed by all of us who loved her.
Laura is survived by the children's father, Paul Penkala; daughter, Amanda (Tony) Murphy; son, Coleman Penkala; adopted daughter from Belgium, Sylvie Leonard; father, Jim (Nancy) DeVos; grandma, Luree Danielson; and extended family. she is preceded in death by her mother, Bobbye DeVos-Rankin; stepfather, Richard Rankin; grandpa, Al Danielson; grandparents, Herb and Dolly DeVos.
A memorial service will be held at Community Bible Church in Central Point, Ore., Sunday, November 27, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.