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Laura Bethanne Molina
08/25/1968 - 12/28/2021
Obituary For Laura Bethanne Molina
Laura Bethanne Molina, of Rockford, daughter of Paul and Myrna Pullin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in her home with her family and friends surrounding her. She was born August 25, 1968 in upstate New York and lived in New York and Vermont before moving to Rockford at the age of 4. She was a graduate of East High School, class of 1986. She went on to earn her nursing degree through RPS and worked as a nurse in different roles at Rockford Memorial Hospital for many years.
Survivors include her husband, John Guthrie, daughters; Gabi (Tom) Canty, and Ali Molina; son Jay Brenowitz; her second family of children Matt, Sarah, Andrew & Clare; mother, Myrna Pullin; siblings Eric Pullin, Cathy Butler & Jenny Myers
Laura was predeceased by her father Paul and her brother Ed.
Laura was a loving mother and friend to all, who had a joy of life that extended to everything she did. Her love of family was one of her greatest gifts and was reflected in all her thoughts and actions. Second only to her love of family (most of the time) was the love of her dogs: Lobo, Chico, Jet, Hulk and Stanley. She has maintained and cherished long, close relationships with people from throughout her life spanning, school, work, charitable and social activities. She was an avid gardener, loved music of all varieties and was a lifelong Cubs fan. Her collections of all things Flamingo and Wonder Woman was extensive and brought her great joy, as did her love of Super Hero movies.
Those that had the great opportunity to know and love her will cherish our memories of her and they will provide a lasting legacy of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to in Laura’s name: Sarcoma Foundation of America, curesarcoma.org. Miss Carly’s at misscarlys.org, Nikolas Ritschel Foundation, nikolasritschelfoundation.org
Funeral Mass at 11:00am Thursday January 13, 2022 in Holy Family Catholic Church 4401 Highcrest Rd. Rockford. Visitation from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Wednesday January 12th in Tony Gasparini Funeral Chapel, 6825 Weaver Road Rockford.
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