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Laurie Ann Mc Gilvrey

Laurie Ann McGilvrey
Laurie Ann McGilvrey, 55, of Grimes, Iowa, passed away at her home surrounded by family on March 6, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and interment at the Ellston Cemetery in Ellston, Iowa.
Laurie was born on November 17, 1963, in Mt Ayr, Iowa, to John Bennett and Lois Maxine Jones McGilvrey and attended Woodward-Granger school where she graduated in 1982.
In 1985, Laurie began serving in the military and received an honorable discharge from the Army in 1987. She trained as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Fort Sam Houston Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, before going to Korea for a year. Upon her return to the states, Laurie was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington. Laurie continued living in Tacoma for several years before returning to the Woodward area.

During her LPN career she enjoyed taking care of pediatric and geriatric patients in the Des Moines area. She had a kind heart and was a strong advocate for her patients.

Laurie is preceded in death by her grandparents. Survivors include her sons, Anthony John (Jenny) McGilvrey of Newton, Iowa; Nathanial Walter (Kylie) Burlingame of Tacoma, Washington; grandsons Keagin Simmer and Maxwell Burlingame; sister Stephanie Davis of Woodward; brother John Charles McGilvrey of Lorton, Virginia; nephew Tristan and niece Taryn, along with aunts, uncles and many cousins.


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