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Laura Mae Simonek

August 3, 1945 — April 18, 2021

Laura Mae Simonek, 75, of Forney, TX went home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2021. She was born on August 3, 1945 to Donald Udell and Valta Aline Parsons at the Naval Air Base in Norman, OK. She moved many times when she was young. She lived in Florida, Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii; and Midwest City, Oklahoma. Laura graduated from Midwest City High School in 1963. Laura married her knight in shining armor, Edward Leslie Simonek, on January 17, 1964. Laura was 19 and Les was 20 at the time. Over time Les and Laura added 3 children to their family: Leslie Dean Simonek, Deanna Denise Simonek, and Michael Dale Simonek. Laura was so proud of their children. She also had 2 grandsons, Christopher Ryan Simonek and Jacob Cole Simonek, and one great grandson, Elijah Simonek. She was a stay at home mother until their youngest child started kindergarten. From 1972 – 2008 she had a very successful career in Information Systems working as a Programmer, Analyst, Database Designer, Manager, and eventually Director of the Data Warehousing department. She also worked as a consultant teaching SQL, database design and data modeling courses. From 2008 – 2014 she joined A-Plus Industrial, the company she started with her husband, and worked in a management capacity until retirement. Laura had a zest for life that was unparalleled. She relished time spent with friends and family, and loved taking trips all across the globe with them. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, step father, and her brother Jimmy. She is survived by her brother Glenn, husband, three children, two grandchildren, and a great grandson. Laura will be laid to rest at New Hope Funeral Home at 500 East Highway 80; Sunnyvale, TX 75182. Visitation will be on Friday, April 23rd from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Saturday, April 24th. Laura’s friends and family are welcome to attend and celebrate her life.
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