Laura Jeanne “Lauri” <I>Bischofs</I> Himmelman

Laura Jeanne “Lauri” Bischofs Himmelman

Birth
Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Death 8 Nov 2012 (aged 57)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 103800438 · View Source
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Laura " Lauri " Bischofs Himmelman, 57, of 496 McGuire Road, Elk Park, died Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Lauri was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. into a military family. Her father's different tour of duties landed them in Germany. She spent many of her early years there, eventually graduating from Frankfurt American High School. After returning to the United States, she met her husband Rob in Alexandria, Va. in 1975. In 1976, Lauri and Rob moved to the Old Beech Mountain community where she resided until her death.

Lauri 's main passion in life was horticulture and she established Old Beech Flower Farm and Landscaping Company in 1984 with her husband Rob. She loved being outdoors and always claimed "she found God in her gardens."

Lauri was an extraordinary mother who showed so much love for her two daughters, always speaking of them with so much pride and joy, supporting everything they did, and filling their lives with amazing memories. She always enjoyed being surrounded by good friends and laughter, eating and cooking delicious food, and listening to beautiful music. She truly believed that mans' best friends were dogs.

Lauri's personality was always enough to brighten up any room she walked into. She was constantly making jokes no matter the circumstance. Her infectious laughter and smile were contagious. She had a heart of gold. Her strength, courage, positive energy, and sense of humor inspired everyone who knew her. Her life was ended much too quickly and she will forever be deeply missed. But she will continue to live in the hearts of everyone she touched.

Mrs. Himmelman is survived by her husband, Rob Himmelman, of the home; two daughters, Rose Anne Himmelman and Leah Marie Himmelman, both of Boone; her mother, Henriette Bischofs of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Susie Nolen of Waco, Texas, Gina Whitson and husband, Dave, of Denver, Col0., and Nancy Bischofs of Eugene, Ore.; and one brother, Paul Bischofs of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hans Bischofs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Avery County Humane Society, 279 Vale Road, Newland, N.C. 28657, or to the American Cancer Society, in care of Brian Barker, 441 Daniel Drive, Boone, N.C. 28607.

--Watauga Democrat
Wednesday, November 21, 2012.


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  • Created by: Allen Monasmith
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 103800438
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Jeanne “Lauri” Bischofs Himmelman (15 Oct 1955–8 Nov 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 103800438, ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.