Laura Marie Nelson (Neel), age 53, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born August 21, 1965, in Boston, MA, to Ronald and Eileen Nelson. She was a 1983 graduate of Harrisonburg High School and a 1987 graduate of James Madison University, both located in Harrisonburg, VA. She was engaged to be married to her fiancé Troy Guelich on December 5, 2019. She worked most recently as a marketing – communication specialist with Rogers Corporation, displaying a wonderful knack for solving problems and helping to facilitate trade shows. Laura truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family, traveling, and ministry outreach through her church. Laura had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.
She is survived by her Mother, Eileen; her Fiancé, Troy; her Godmother Susie; her Uncle Bernie; and her cousins.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Laura touched are invited to the viewing from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2019, as well as to a Celebration of Life Service from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix 85044 to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to one of the following two charities in Laura’s name:
The Salvation Army, https://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org/
Medical Missionaries of Mary, https://www.mmmworldwide.org/Print Obituary & Condolences