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Obituary: Laura Bell Shugars
October 14, 1918 - March 14, 2016

Laura Bell Shugars

Laura Bell Shugars

Laura Bell Shugars, 97, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born in Monon, Indiana on Oct. 14, 1918 to Harry C. Lee and Fanny Day.

Laura Bell was raised in Rockford, Illinois. She graduated Rockford High School in 1936. She was married in 1937 in Rockford, Illinois. She and her husband, Clifford O. Shugars, along with their sons, Robert and Jerry, moved to Arizona in 1947. Forty-one of her 69 years in Arizona were spent in Prescott, where she continued developing many loving, life-long friendships.

She always made time for anyone who needed someone and continually gave of her time, talent and treasure regardless of the circumstances. Her hero was her creator – the one she loved the most in life and the one she looked forward to meeting in death.

She was an active, devoted member of Willow Hills Baptist Church where she happily participated in PALS and Senior Choir and volunteered in the church library and with their Homebound program.

Laura Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford and her son, Robert. She is survived by her son Jerry (Virginia) of Prescott; her brother Will Morse of Montana; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life and faith will take place at 2 p.m. on March 31, 2016 at Willow Hills Baptist Church, Prescott, Arizona.

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