Thursday, January 5, 2017

RIP: An angel in blue jeans

The word "angel" was used many times on the morning of Jan. 5 at Laurie Szoke's memorial service at Kennett Friends Meeting.
After Laurie's friend Jessie Cocks set the mood for the service by chanting and drumming, friends, neighbors and colleagues began sharing stories of Laurie's kindness to people and animals, her gentle nature, her energy and single-minded determination, her fondness for coffee and long talks, and her self-agency and skill at networking and fundraising.
Whether she was leading 4-H programs for youth, taking a newly arrived immigrant under her wing, finding homes for stray dogs and cats, giving away "angel" ornaments, or just showing up and bringing light into someone's day, Laurie made a lasting difference in the lives of so many people.

Laurie Anne Sicko-Szoke died at age 59 on Dec. 24, 2016.

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