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Laura Freeland Alling
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1926
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 2012, USA

Laura Freeland Alling, age 86, of Vestavia Hills, Alabama passed away on 18 November 2012. Laura was born in Kokomo, Indiana into a large family of three sisters and a brother. Later she moved to Indianapolis where she attended high school and Butler University.

During the war she briefly worked in a defense manufacturing plant before meeting and marrying the love of her life, Army oral surgeon, Charles C. Alling, in 1947, a never wavering love that lasted over 50 years. As newlyweds, they sailed on one of the first Liberty ships for occupied post war Germany where they where stationed for several years. As a military wife, she cheerfully moved throughout the United States at several US Army bases before settling in Birmingham in 1969.

She truly lived a life of service for others whether it be with her beloved ladies service club PEO, knitting socking caps for newborns, writing wonderful letters of encouragement to friends and family, or making the world's best grilled cheese sandwiches. Before orthopedic challenges presented themselves, she enjoyed bowling, going to the beach and traveling with her husband and family. She was a faithful member of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church and loved her Fellowship Sunday School class for over 40 years. She never complained, always suffered in silence, had an infectious laugh and a radiant disposition that touched all who met her.

Her legacy of love, service and laughter has been passed on to her three children as well as seven grandchildren, great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church from 12 - 1 on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 followed by a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.

-- Excerpt from obituary published in The Birmingham News on December 4, 2012
Family links: 
  Harold G. Freeland (1899 - 1986)
  Nan Elizabeth Wayland Freeland (1903 - 1991)
  Charles Calvin Alling (1923 - 1997)
  Juanita Edward Freeland Lawhorn (1924 - 2004)*
  Laura Freeland Alling (1926 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Southern Heritage Cemetery
Shelby County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Essex
Record added: Feb 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105910982
Laura <i>Freeland</i> Alling
Added by: Essex
Laura <i>Freeland</i> Alling
Added by: Essex
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