April 21, 1935 - March 19, 2012
Laurie B. Schock, 76, of Everett, WA died of breast cancer on Monday, March 19.
Born Laurie Bruer in Ogden, Utah in 1935 she grew up in Salt Lake City where she attended West High School, spending summers in Montana and on Camano Island, WA. She moved to Seattle, Washington in 1953 where she lived and worked most of her adult life, met and married the late Fred B. Schock, and raised four children.
Laurie was passionate about politics and public policy. From her high school days as an award-winning debater and volunteer for Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign; to her involvement in the Young Republicans of Washington State and managing numerous local, state and national political campaigns throughout the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s; to her 12 years (1980-1992) working as a Senior Legislative Assistant for the Washington State Senate, she was a constant advocate for good sense government and humane policy. Among the many issues she worked on were equal rights, reproductive rights and Washington’s pioneering curbside recycling legislation.
Laurie has been described by friends as a “blithe spirit”, “full of life and laughter” and a “quick wit”. She believed in speaking one’s mind, and loved good conversation, travel, art, dogs and the company of many friends and family.
She is survived by her four children Douglas C. Russell, F. Christian Schock (Courtney Schock), Joseph D. Schock (Marlietta Schock), Bonnie Schock (Leonard Kron); and 6 grandchildren Jacob Russell, Tiffany Russell, Stephanie Russell, Amandalee Schock, Lisette Schock and Axel Schock-Kron; and her darling dappled dachshund, Danny.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A private memorial celebration will be held for friends and family.