Laura Elizabeth Stoddard, 75, of 108 Oak Street, Warren, passed into Heaven on October 21, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, surrounded by loved ones at her bedside after suffering from a brief illness. Laura was born November 25, 1937, in Warren, Pa., the daughter of the late R. D. and Geraldine Smith Frederick. Prior to her death, she was participating in the rehabilitation program at the Rouse Home.
Laura was a 1955 graduate of Warren High School. In her earlier years, she worked at the Bond Electric in Clarendon, and the Rite Lite Company in Stoneham. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at the Senior Center. She also enjoyed word search puzzles; baking pies and desserts; watching the Buffalo Bills and NASCAR, she was a fan of #88, Dale Jr. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren; she was a very loving mother, grandmother, and friend to those that knew her.
She is survived by one daughter, Carrie Gardner, and husband, William, Clarendon; two sons, Laurence Stoddard, and wife, Alison, Youngsville and Jeffrey Stoddard, and wife, Dawn, Sheffield; two sisters, Sandra Vanderhoff, and husband, Tom, Jamestown, NY and Deborah Segovia, Cold Spring, TX; four brothers, George Frederick, and wife, Donna, of Minot, ND, Clarence Frederick, and wife, Marie, Warren, Rufus Frederick, and wife, Gloria, Clarendon, and Roger Frederick, and wife, Joan, Warren; three grandchildren, Danielle Gardner, Clarendon and Aaron and Mya Stoddard, Sheffield; one greatgrandson, Chase Matthew Fetzeck, Clarendon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her brother, R. D. Frederick, Jr. of Russell.
Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, on Thursday, October 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Friday, October 25 at 11 a.m. with Rev. J. Mark Hurst, pastor, Lander United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at Warren County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarendon Fire Department; or charity of choice.