Laurie Anne Worwood Fife
November 10, 1973 ~ November 2, 2012
Viewing: Friday, November 9, 2012, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Brigham City North Stake Center.
Funeral celebration: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Brigham City North Stake Center, 620 N 300 E Brigham City, Utah
Interment: Calls Fort Cemetery, Honeyville, UT
Laurie Anne (Worwood) Fife, 38, passed away suddenly without warning of an apparent heart attack at her home on November 2, 2012. She was found shortly thereafter by her daughter, Josey, age six, who then called 911 for help. Laurie was born in 1973 to kind and wonderful parents, Garry and Barbara Worwood, of Honeyville, UT, and will be buried on her birthday. Everyone who knew Laurie, or members of her family, is invited to attend the funeral service celebrating her life. Laurie was many things to many people throughout her life. Her talents were limitless. Small children were always greeted with wide smiles and loving hugs. The elderly and infirm were made comfortable and visited with. Nephews and nieces were played with, cousins were best friends, strangers were sought out and welcomed, parents were cared for, siblings were kept close, aunts and uncles were thought of and included, and friends everywhere—a wide variety—were consoled, laughed with, and healed. Her love for all people flowed like warm sunshine through her smiling face. She never rested in doing good. She spontaneously penned hundreds of thank you notes and brief letters, gave thousands of thoughtful compliments, and sent millions of encouraging , funny texts. She had an infinity of smiles. Laurie was painter, a poet, a writer, a dancer, a musician, and a singer. Laurie loved flowers of any kind. “They are all so beautiful, “ she would say. The most satisfying of her hobbies was growing and selling peaches. Her sense of humor was renowned, her loyalty was absolute, her faith unshakable. Born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Laurie’s daily life resembled that of her Savior—she could indeed be called by His name. Wherever she turned in life, she always found someone to help, or teach, or heal. Like many in the world, however, Laurie chided herself for never doing enough. Discouragement waited in the shadows, and guilt haunted her mind. Never noticing the great good she had done, she always regretted not doing more. The truth, however, is that she is a spectacular being of immeasurable worth. Whenever someone dies as young as Laurie, questions arise as to why. Perhaps the reason is simple. That great God of all creation, everyone’s kind Father in Heaven, has proven His daughter, and has reached down with His invisible hand and lifted Laurie to the safety of His bosom where her glorious resurrection awaits. In spite of earthly challenges, Laurie has attained all the godlike attributes necessary for each of us. She is rearing a family, and shown herself to be a totally devoted mother, a loyal wife, a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, and so may now enjoy her eternal reward. May those of us left behind mourn our loss and rejoice in her salvation. Laurie was preceded in death by her little sister Mary Helen Worwood, age 4; her older brother “Bill” Garry Worwood, age 44; and her father Garry Virl Worwood, age 62. Surviving is her husband, Thomas Woodbury Fife, and their two children, Josey Marie Fife, and Simon Peter Fife; two step children, Joshua Thomas Fife and Hannah Marie (Fife) Rizzuto; her mother, Barbara Marie (Christensen) Worwood; and four siblings, Christine Hill, Amy Henrie, Mike Worwood, and Jennifer Worwood. Laurie’s entire beautiful family extends to uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and many children within those families too numerous to mention by name, but each is special. The funeral celebration will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City North Stake Center, 620 N 300 E Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Brigham City North Stake Center. Interment will be in the Calls Fort Cemetery, Honeyville, UT Condolences may be sent email directly to Thomas W. Fife at firstname.lastname@example.org or to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com
My heart goes out to you at this time. I know this will be a tough time for you but you will make it through. Your 2 children need you to be there for them. May the Lord bless you at this time as you go to him for comfort.
My heart was heavy when I heard this news. I'm so lucky to call Laurie a friend. My thoughts are with you.
Dear Tom , and family there is not many word i can say at this time of your loss , but i hope you know how much we loved laurie and your family , and you are always in our thoughts and prayers. i pray you know how much heavenly loves you and your chilren and i know he is there watching over you all now... love u
Pam & Gary and family
It's a tragedy to loose someone so young.I knew Laurie when she was young.I wish things could of been different between our parents, and we could of kept in touch through out the years. Chris, Amy, and Mike I send you my condolence.