Laurel Carey

Laurel Carey

Laurel Jean Carey was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Raymond Minn. to Frederick and Hazel (Luurs) Martens. She lived and attended grammar school in Raymond, Prinsburg and Clara City areas.
In the early 1940s, Laurels family moved to the Twin Cities, where her parents and her sister Lois worked in various military facilities.
Laurel attended Sheridan Junior High School and went to Minneapolis Vocational High School, graduating in 1949. While at Vocational High School, Laurel met her future husband, Bernie Carey, and they were married Nov. 27, 1948.
Laurel and Bernie lived in various parts of the Minneapolis area while raising their three sons: Bernie, Mike and Marty.
In 1974, Laurel and Bernie moved to the Rush City area to build their retirement home.
Bernie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1982 and passed away the following year. Laurel and Bernie had been married for 35 years.
Following Bernies death, Laurel stayed in the Rush City area for a few years but got the urge to wander. She moved to Mora, Custer, S.D., Finlayson, Arizona, back to Custer, Sandstone, North Branch and finally settled in Wyoming, Minn.
Laurel worked as a homemaker, writer, cosmetologist/manicurist, massage therapist and was a waitress at the Grant House in Rush City for many years.
Laurel passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Laurel Carey is survived by her sons: Bernie Carey and wife Barbara, of Forest Lake, Mike Carey and wife Kim, of Stillwater, Marty Carey and wife Suzen, of Rush City; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Blaine Carey, of Garrison; sister-in-law Nancy Blanchard, of Wayzata; along with many friends and relatives.
Laurel was preceded in death by parents Fred and Hazel Martens, husband Bernie, sister Lois Alexander, and brother-in-law Jack Alexander.
A memorial visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 4-8 p.m., at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City. The interment was in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Rush City.
Funeral arrangements for Laurel Carey, of Wyoming, Minn., are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City, Olson Chapel, www.funeralandcremationservice.com.

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