Laura E. (nee Roach) Thomas
Laura E. (nee Roach) Thomas, 50, a longtime Eckerman resident, passed away Sunday afternoon July 7, 2013 at Hospice of E.U.P. in Sault Ste. Marie.Born July 5, 1963 in Sault Ste. Marie, daughter of Gerald Sr. and Judith (Wood) Roach, Laura was a 1981 graduate of Whitefish Township Community School and attended Lake Superior State College for two years. On May 22, 1987, Laura married John C. Thomas, originally from Tecumseh Mich., and later they resided in Croswell for 18 years where she was employed at several floral nurseries. Laura attended the Paradise United Methodist Church.Survivors include her husband John of Eckerman; parents Gerald Sr. and Judy of Eckerman; children Rebecca Lynne of Kinross and John C. II of Eckerman; siblings Cathy (Jeff) Pilbeam of Tecumseh, Gerald Jr. and Dian (Charles) Welch all of Eckerman; nieces and nephews.A public memorial service has ben scheduled at the United Methodist Church Of Paradise, Paradise, MI 49768, at 4 p.m. on July 12.Memorials may be directed to Hospice of E.U.P., 308 West 12th Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 in her memory.Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.