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In Memory of

Laura Marie Van Atta

December 19, 1932 - March 22, 2015

Obituary


Laura Marie Van Atta passed away on March 22, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, with her daughter holding her hand. Laura was born on December 19, 1932, to her parents; Ernest and Virginia (Swafford) Davis, in Portland, Oregon. Laura attended Washington High School, and later attended SMU ''' Texas. On December 28, 1962, Laura married Donald Edgar Van Atta. They were married until Donald's passing on February 16, 1979.
Laura dedicated her life to her family and to serving others. She was involved in her children's daily life and always enjoyed the time she spent taking...

Laura Marie Van Atta passed away on March 22, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, with her daughter holding her hand. Laura was born on December 19, 1932, to her parents; Ernest and Virginia (Swafford) Davis, in Portland, Oregon. Laura attended Washington High School, and later attended SMU ''' Texas. On December 28, 1962, Laura married Donald Edgar Van Atta. They were married until Donald's passing on February 16, 1979.
Laura dedicated her life to her family and to serving others. She was involved in her children's daily life and always enjoyed the time she spent taking them to various activities and clubs. She was also involved in an organization that assisted children with disabilities. Laura was a longtime member of East Minister Presbyterian Church; she loved God and served him to the best of her ability. Even in Laura's final years, she was always looking for a way to serve those around her. Laura will be remembered for her unparalleled kindness, spirit of service, her love for the sunshine, and being an amazing mother and grandmother.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents; Ernest and Virginia Davis; and her husband; Donald Van Atta. Laura is survived by her daughter's; Carol Van Atta and Maria Van Atta; and her grandchildren; Jordyn Van Atta and Jade Van Atta. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. A Committal Service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015, at 9:00 am at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with bereavement expenses can be made to US Bank, # 123000220153667390535.