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Laura Dawn (Hyder) Grandstaff

Born: Tue., Dec. 31, 1968
Died: Mon., Jun. 23, 2014

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Tue., Jul. 01, 2014
Location: Hatfield Funeral Home

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jul. 01, 2014
Location: Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery

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Laura Hyder Grandstaff, 45 of Tucson, AZ, entered into Gods loving hands on Monday, June 23, 2014.  Laura graduated from Ayer High School, Massachusetts in 1986 before moving to Sierra Vista, AZ where she resided for 15 years. During this time she studied early childhood development at Cochise College.

Laura was born in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, December 31, 1968 to Sergeant Major Clinton Hyder & Roberta (Gilroy) Hyder.  On June 28, 2002 she married the love of her life, Senior Master Sergeant Thomas Grandstaff in Tucson, AZ.  Laura was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed spending all of her time with her three beautiful children.  Family, friends and caring for others was a passion of hers.  She touched the hearts of many and Laura will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, compassion and sense of humor.

Laura is survived by her loving husband; Thomas Grandstaff: three children; Michael Hyder, Marissa Grandstaff, Dylan Grandstaff, mother: Roberta Hyder and her sister, Kelley Maines.  

Laura was preceded in death by her father SGM Clinton Hyder, grandparents Earnest & Edith Hyder and Robert and Barbara Gilroy.

Funeral services will be held at Hatfield Funeral Home in Sierra Vista, AZ on Tuesday, July 1 at 11:30 A.M. Immediately following the services she will be laid to rest at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ.

If friends wish, they may make memorial contribution in Laura’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Charitable donations may be made in Laura's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 800 952 7430 x4712

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janene sells fugitt
   Posted Sun June 29, 2014
Laura you will be greatly.missed but never forget. I have wonderful memories to keep on my heart forever. Rest in peace sis love you

Juli (Jay) Hamilton-Wollam
   Posted Mon June 30, 2014
Laura, I will miss you forever. Rest in peace, my sweet friend!

All my love,

melvin fugitt
   Posted Mon June 30, 2014
I know your in gods hands in heaven. May god bless her family and friends you will be so missed and always loved we shall hold on to our precious memories love always Melvin and janene fugitt

syva arntson
   Posted Mon June 30, 2014
My sweet friend Laura, whenever I will reminisce about the eighties and high school it will never be the same. You will fore
ver be missed. May you find peace and walk with angels.

I love you.

   Posted Mon June 30, 2014
To a very special friend, you were like a sister to me that I never had. You always had that smiling no matter the situation. We had our ups and our downs but we never let that interfer in our friendship. Your heart was as big as they can get. I am glad that I was a part if my life. You will be missed on this earth but I know that you are in the hands of The Lord and that your father is with you to hold your hand in heaven. May you rest in peace my sister love and miss you.

Kimberly O'Connor
   Posted Mon June 30, 2014
My dear friend you will be dearly missed. I am so glad that we got back in touch after all these years, just wished we had longer to catch up. I will always remember your smiling face and sunny personalities and always treasure the great times we had in Berlin. Rest in peace my sweet friend.

Colleen Sells
   Posted Mon June 30, 2014
Laura you will be missed. Loved being able to reconnect through Facebook. So many shared memories that fill the heart. Those memories keep you alive in the hearts that love you. Not goodbye but see you later. Heaven surely has one more Angel. Love Colleen

   Posted Wed July 02, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Laura's passing. I have fond memories of her as a one of my students in my classroom in Berlin. I will keep her family in my prayers for God's comfort and healing.

Christina Warner
   Posted Tue July 08, 2014
You brought so much joy to everyone who was lucky enough to cross the path of life with you. You will be missed by so many. I was the family peace and will continue to send prayers to ease your sorrow.

   Posted Sun July 13, 2014
RIP Mrs. Laure Hyder Grandstaff. Jr high holds fond memories of you and your family. 'Neighbor on Mott Circle, Ft. Huachuca, Az' I pray for comfort and peace for your husband, children, mother, sister, and other family and friends.

T. Kelly
   Posted Mon July 28, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family. Losing a dear loved one can leave a very empty space in one's life. Please find strength, hope and comfort in the God of Comfort (1 Corinthians 1: 3,4). You can read or listen to the Bible online at www.jw.org