Laurel Louise Podrabsky

Friday, April 30, 2021

Laurel Louise Podrabsky went into Godís loving arms, Monday, April 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She is together again with her beloved husband of 59 years, Joseph Eugene Podrabsky, who preceded her to heaven Oct. 16, 2011.

She will be truly missed by her son, Joseph (Leanne) Podrabsky, Lewiston, Idaho and their children, daughter, Jody (Andy) Koontz & sons, Ft. Benning, GA, son Joseph (Hannah) Podrabsky & sons, Chesapeake, VA, son Justin (Brittny) Podrabsky & son Lewiston, ID. Daughter Jackie (Jeff) Day & their children, Kelsey (Kyle) Holloway & Jared Day, daughter Heather (Jim) Lewis & their daughter, McKenna Lewis, all of Mountain Home. Daughter Julie (Mark) Travis, Mtn. Home, and their children Matthew (Traci) Travis & daughters, Aurora, CO, Katie Travis & her 2 children, Alamagordo, N.Mexico. Her sister-in-law Laurene Auxier & her daughters, Kathy, Sherry and Annette; and many other loving family members & friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard & Louise Dunn and numerous aunts, uncles & cousins.

Laurel was born July 15, 1932 in Sacramento, Calif. She spent much of her youth in Groton, S. Dakota and graduated from high school there. She attended business school Ė where she met her future sweetheart, Joe.

Most of their married life was spent traveling in Joeís service to the USAF. Laurel worked for the DOD-Civilian Personnel & was always employed at each of Joeís duty stations. She retired from civil service after more than 30 years.

In 1980 she and Dad were able to go overseas for momís DOD job to Athens, Greece and later they transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany. The spent 7 years traveling and boosting the economy of many European countries that they were so fortunate to visit. They made many lifelong friends in their adventures during their time together. They later spend their winters at their condo in Sun City, Arizona.

Our favorite poem to memorialize her Ö.

Weep Not For Me

Weep not for me though I have gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long Upon my soulís sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soulís at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife,
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life.

Author Unknown
At her request, there will be no services. If you wish to make a donation in her name, please donate to the local American Legion Post #26, or any charity of your choice.