Laura Sherwood, 47, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
She was born Dec. 17, 1963, in Charleston, S.C., to Otis Doyle and Alvaree (Hart) Vandagriff.
She grew up in Mountain Home, Idaho, and graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1982.
She attended Northwest Nazarene University where she met her husband, Rick. Laura and Rick married in 1983.
After 1994 they lived in Minnesota, Mont. They settled in Oregon in 1997, eventually moving to Sweet Home, Ore., in 2001.
Laura was a member and Sunday School teacher for the Sweet Home Church of the Nazarene. She was a contributing member and vice president of Fair Share Gleaners.
She enjoyed gardening, knitting and art. Most of all she loved her family.
She touched the lives of everyone she met in a positive way.
Laura is survived by her husband, Rick, children Van, Aurora and Brom, brother Steve, sisters Vivian, Diane and Joan, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Sweet Home Church of the Nazarene. Final burial will be in Lewis Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.