Laurie Parr Shafield

1960 - 2009, Santa Barbara

5/1/1960 - 8/19/2009

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Laurie was a Santa Barbara resident for 12 years and was Undergraduate Student Advisor at UCSB. She is survived by her daughter Kendall, her mother Bliss Knorpp, and her sister Niki Walker and leaves behind many friends in the academic world and in the dance community. At her request, there will not be any funeral or service and her body be donated for possible organ transplant and for medical research. The family thanks the people of The Cancer Center and also Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.

Music fades and silence falls,
her last dance has ended.

Her cheerful face and friendly
smile, no more will they be seen.

Wanting just to be successful,
and searching for a good home,

She bravely faced lifes many
problems, obstacles and troubles.

Though no longer to be seen,
in all the familiar places.

There still are lasting memories,
for those who were left behind.

Forever gone, but not forgotten,
warm thoughts and love go with her.

Her journey now continues on,
into eternity.
Farewell, and so long for now......

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