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Laura Ann Pinter

 

Laura Ann Pinter

Laura Ann Pinter, 59, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her husband, Frank, and daughters, Madison and Ella on March 6th, 2022. On December 26th, 2019, Laura was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. For a little over two years, she tirelessly and valiantly battled this monster of cancer. Laura was born on November 30th, 1962 to the late Charles Edwin (Ed) and Cynthia (Cindy) Marie Roberts in Taft, California. She moved to Shelton with her soon-to-be husband, Frank, and their daughter Madison in 1995 to plant their roots. Frank and Laura had their daughters, Madison on July 28th, 1994, and Ella on June 9th, 1998. They married on June 30th, 2001. Laura and Frank had a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Having their first date July 29th, 1992, they never looked back. Laura and Frank were always the vision of that perfect love. The dancing in the kitchen at 2 a.m., endless conversations, and unforgettable memories kind of love. They were inseparable in their love for each other and always thought of themselves as "forever us".

Laura was born in Taft, California, but grew up in Irvine, California for the majority of her childhood. She was an avid competitive swimmer and softball player. She spent many days sitting on the beach with her best friend of 50+ years Maria and making many memories with all their friends. She began working as a medical transcriptionist at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California at the early age of 16 and would continue that path for the next 30 years. Ultimately, she began running her own medical transcriptionist company and worked nights to be at home and raise her two daughters.

Laura is preceded in death by her mother Cynthia Biggs, father Charles Ed Roberts, stepfather Paul Biggs, grandmother Ella Hall, grandfather Alfred Hall, and her loving animals, Bartholomew, Sherman, and Ben. She is survived by stepmother Sandy, husband Frank, brother Jim, stepbrother Shannon, stepsister Seanne, daughters Madison and Ella, stepdaughters Vanessa and Michelle, son-in-law's Cyrus, Trystan, Cary, and Scott, and nine grandchildren Savannah, Emma, Jackson, Theodore, Amelia, Camden, Easton and two grandsons on the way, and her beloved cat Jerry.

Laura's undying love for her daughters was truly beautiful. She taught them to always be brave, to hold their heads up high, to laugh each and every day, to learn from their mistakes and grow from them, to love with their whole heart but to never be anybody's patsy. She truly gave her daughters the greatest example of what is a perfect mother. She also gave the best momma hugs and made the best momma shakes. Raising Madison and Ella, Laura extended her motherly love to her Southside and Shelton family of kids. She was known as "Mama Pinter" to the students of Southside from 2000 to 2012, including but not limited to, Meghan, Sarah, Amber, Chase, and Colton, and to the Shelton track and basketball teams from 2012 to 2016. She never allowed anyone to feel without or unwanted; whether that meant making kids warm meals, being a shoulder to cry on, being a voice of reason in a world of inconsistencies, or bringing kids into her home to give them a roof over their heads. To so many young children in Shelton, she was a constant, a blessing, a mother, and a friend.

Laura's favorite place, besides from with her family, was the ocean. Listening to the crashing waves, feeling the sand under her feet and the salt in her hair is where she felt pure bliss and serenity. Laura always had a humble yet proud attitude; she had the most contagious laugh, and had a knack for making the best out of any moment. She enjoyed canning, gardening, dancing, singing, cooking, arts and crafts, and laughing. She always put her family first and liked to work on the property over at her stepfather's place where she would watch for hummingbirds and dragonflies.

"Laura, the perfect wife, momma, best friend, and guardian. You were taken from us far too soon, but we promise, we will carry your memory and legacy in our hearts forever. We love you and miss you infinitely."

Death is a memory that no one can heal,

Love is a memory that no one can steal.

A memorial service will be held for Laura on June 25th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Shelton Memorial Park with a celebration of life gathering afterwards at the Pinter residence. Please contact Frank, Madison or Ella for details if you would like to join us in celebrating the wonderful life of Laura.

 

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