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Cynthia L. Laursen

Cynthia L. Laursen
  • December 22, 1931 - September 16, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Cynthia Lena Laursen was born in Aroostook County near Limestone (which became her home), Maine December 22, 1931 to Wilfred Dennis Albert and Minnie Rossignal. Her favorite childhood memories always included stories about her Grammie Rossignal, who showered her with love, and about her father, to whom she was devoted, a charismatic Canadian Frenchman with a terrific sense of humor and amazing people skills, both traits she inherited.
She attended The University of Maine Presque Isle in Maine where she earned a degree in teaching and subsequently took a job. It was during this time that she met and married, in a whirlwind romance, the love of her life, a young Air Force lieutenant named Carl Laursen. The couple was blessed with two children, Patricia Laursen Holder and Scott Dahlin.
Her husband's Airforce career took the couple to tours of duty that included two assignments overseas, the first being three years near Madrid, Spain. Here, "Cindy," as she was affectionately known, was active in the Officers' Wives' Club. She possessed a talent for language and learned Spanish so well that she was chosen to serve as interpreter for Senator Sam Ervin and Mrs. Ervin when they visited Spain, a trip that included a bullfight during which the senator, who received honorific souvenirs from the matador, turned them over to Cindy.
The next overseas tour of duty took the family to Iceland for four years. Once again, Cindy joined and this time became president of the Officers' Wives' Club. She truly loved the chance to learn about another different culture and relished the experience of living overseas.
When Carl retired from the Air Force, the family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where they made their home. Here, Cindy went back to school to earn a current teaching certificate from Corpus Christi State University, and subsequent teaching degree from the University of Maine Presque Isle. She accepted long-term substitute teaching positions where she positively impacted the lives of the young children she taught with her extraordinary teaching skills: She was able to teach children who had severe difficulties how to read.
Cindy was never happier than when she was leading family and friends in singalongs with everyone gathered around her singing while she played her cherished piano. She was a true "people person," becoming so close to friends that they became as family to her, and she to them.

Cynthia passed away September 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Minnie Albert, and her brother, Reginald Albert. She is survived by her husband, Carl Laursen, daughter Patricia Laursen Holder, son Sean Scott Dahlin, and grandchildren Stephen Riley Cox, Shelley Anne Harris, and Charlotte Ann Pitts.

The Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association.