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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one. Laura Dawn (Meglin) Hunter, 39, of Carbondale, KS. Formerly of Vancouver, WA and Carpentersville, IL. She passed away Thursday, July 19, 2007 as a result of injuries sustained in a automobile accident.
She was born February 26, 1968 in Elgin, IL the daughter of Robert C. Meglin and Lucille A. Osborne. Laura attended Kings Road Elementary, Perry Middle School and Dundee Crown High School all in Carpentersville graduating in 1986. She graduated with honors from Concorde Career Institute in Portland, OR as a Certified Medical Assistant in January, 2003.
She worked at the Portland V.A. Medical Center with her mother, Lucy, in the Primary Care Clinic until moving to Kansas in 2006.
Laura married Jimmy W. Hunter June 28, 2006. He survives. Other survivors include her sons, Bradley Boley 20 yrs, Aaron Stegall 12 yrs, Zachary Stegall 9 yrs, her mother and step father William R. and Lucille Osborne Carter, Portland, OR; sisters, Mary Staples (Frank), Scranton, KS; Heather Hara (Brent), Portland, OR; Megan Thompson, Portland, OR; brothers James Weiher (Sharon), Bolingbrook, IL; Russell Weiher, Lombard, IL; Andrew Weiher (Andrea), Clackamas, OR; Patrick Meglin, Elk Grove Village, IL; step-sisters, Kathleen Carter, Portland, OR; Patricia Hedges (Cory), St Helens, OR; grandmothers, Marjorie Osborne, Carpentersville, IL; Ruby Carter, Scappoose, OR; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert C. Meglin, grandparents Frank and Marion Meglin and Myron H. Osborne
Laura was cremated. A Celebration of Life service was held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Another memorial service is planned for Portland, Or. Inurnment Services will be in Elgin, IL at a later date.
We will remember her forever.
Laura's sisters and brothers, left to right:
Megan Thompson, Heather Hara, Andrew Weiher, Mary Staples, Jim Weiher, Russell Weiher.
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She is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
David Harkins, © 1981
Silloth, Cumbria, UK