Lauralee "Laurie" Caldwell, age 77 of Cottage Grove, OR went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, July 13, 2017.
Laurie was born September 14, 1939 in Lansing, Michigan to Henry Lowell Busch and Barbara June (Scheidt) Busch. She graduated Webberville High School with the Class of 1957 and then relocated to Cottage Grove in 1969.
Laurie will be lovingly remembered by her husband William "Bill" of 46 years and their son Richard "Rick" (Jenn) Caldwell of Clayton, NC; sons Bob Maxwell, Kurt Maxwell, Ken Maxwell all of Michigan from a previous marriage; her 3 stepdaughters Wendie Dunbar, Cindy Reynolds both of Mississippi and Tracy Kozick ofArizona; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her brothers Henry C. Busch and Jonathan Busch both of Michigan, her many nieces and nephews and the rest of her family and fr iends.
Family and friends were Laurie's pure love and joy. Always loving , praying and being a big part of everyone's lives. As she would say "loving on others as Christ loved her". Laurie always saw the best in every situation and everyone. Laurie was very well known for her colorful spirit and her colorful hair.
Laurie worked for Gierau's M arket , Oregon Pacifi c & Eastern Railroad, Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad, Commonwealth Financial and her most enjoyable "Laurie's Lifesavers" Housesitting and Pet Sit t ing . She was an active member of the Cottage Grove Faith Center and held various roles within the community such as the Chamber of Commerce Greeters President and a volunteer at Magnolia Gardens.
Laurie had a true love for the Cottage Grove Communit y- Giving back more than she even had.
Laurie is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Barbara Busch; daughter Cynthia Maxwell and brother Ronald Busch.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Cottage Grove Faith Center 33761 Row River Rd Cottage Grove where everyone will be encouraged to share a moment or way Laurie has touched your lives. A potluck reception to follow immediately aft er. Contact Darlene at 541-729-6988 for potluck information.