Laura V. Garihee
February 21, 1932 - December 23, 2012
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|Garihee, Laura V. "Laurie", age 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1960, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012. She was born February 21, 1932 in Harvard, IL, raised in Merrill, WI, attended Our Lady of the Holy Cross High School, received her BS from Illinois State at Normal, IL and did graduate work at the University of Michigan and UNM. Laurie pursued her career as a Speech/Language Pathologist for 35 years, first in Illinois, then at the Rehabilitation Center, Inc. in Albuquerque. From 1970 to 1990, she was employed by Albuquerque Public Schools and a member of ASHA and NMSHA she served as Treasurer of the latter for 14 years. An active member of the Aquinas Newman Center Catholic Community, Laurie served as a Lector and member of the Liturgy Committee for many years. She was also a volunteer reader for News-line the Talking Newspaper for the blind. Laurie enjoyed stamp collecting, reading, bowling and the company of a series of wonderful dogs. She is survived by her nephews, Jeff Robl and Jim Robl; niece, Sandi Pitts and longtime friend, Dr. Francine Olmstead. A recitation of the Rosary will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM followed by the Mass of Resurrection at the Aquinas Newman Center, located at 1815 Las Lomas Rd. NE. Contributions can be made to the Flower Fund at Aquinas Newman Center, National Federation of the Blind of NM, Animal Humane Assoc. of NM or your favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, 764-9663.