Laurie Ann McGilvrey, 55, of Grimes passed away at her home surrounded by family on March 6, 2019.
Laurie was born Nov. 17, 1963, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to John Bennett and Lois Maxine Jones McGilvrey. She attended Woodward-Granger school, where she graduated in 1982.
In 1985 Laurie began serving in the military and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. 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, Wash.
During her LPN career, Laurie 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.
Survivors include her parents John and Max McGilvrey; sons Anthony John (Jenny) McGilvrey of Newton, Iowa and Nathanial Walter (Kylie) Burlingame of Tacoma, Washington; grandsons, Keagin Simmer and Maxwell Burlingame; sister Stephanie Davis of Woodward, Iowa; brother John Charles McGilvrey of Lorton, Virginia; nephew Tristan and niece Taryn; along with aunts, uncles and many cousins.
Laurie is preceded in death by her grandparents.