Laura Lee Kavanaugh, at the age of 54, passed away on July 28, 2020. A funeral prayer service will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home on August 4th, 2020 at 1:30pm with visitation to follow from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later time to celebrate Laura’s life.
Laura was a native to Arizona, born in Phoenix, and lived the majority of her adult life in Cave Creek / Carefree, Arizona. Laura had an entrepreneurial spirit as she created a very successful residential cleaning company in the Carefree area. At a young age, she designed and built a beautiful custom home where she raised her son, Nicholas. She loved horses and the western lifestyle.
Laura is survived by her son – Nicholas Louis Sands V; Her partner in life – Louis Sands IV; Her mother – Francine Lea Kavanaugh; Her Brothers – James and Patrick Kavanaugh and her step-brother Dewitt Kavanagh.
Laura is preceded in death by her Father Michael Thomas Kavanaugh and her stepmother – Abbie Margaret Kavanaugh.
Francine, you and your family have my heartfelt condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. This is a time of deep sorrow and heart ache. However, may you find comfort in knowing that Laura is at peace, and she is not alone on this new journey that she is now undertaking. Sending my love and support to you and your family as you say good-bye to your beloved Laura.
Dear family of Laura,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of her help you through this time. She will be in our hearts always.
Rest In Peace beautiful Laura, and may God find comfort, love and harmony for your whole family through these difficult times. We are very sorry for your loss! The Lord be with you !
I didn’t know Laura very long. I met her at her mothers place and saw her there several times. A group of us also went to plays, concerts and dance events together. It was always nice to see her and be able to do things together. There may have been times that I may have missed some parts of these events (some might suggest that I fell asleep), but Laura always watched, listened and enjoyed the entire performances.
I do know that her mother and family loved her very much. Her mother was very proud of her.
It is never easy to know what to say at times like this. No one really knows what another feels or is going through. I can’t say I really understand what her death means to all of you that knew and loved her, but I want to express my deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you all the best that is possible at this time.
Laura will be missed.
Francine, Nicholas, and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, its a time of longing and sadness. Your grief means that you love. Know that you are all in my thoughts, sending you so much love.
With deepest sympathy as you remember Laura and celebrate her life. Sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs. My heart goes out to you, Francine, and your family during this difficult time.
Our sincerest sympathy, we share in your grief for the loss of Laura.. We enjoyed our 15 year friendship and will miss her. May many wonderful memories bring you comfort in this difficult time.
Francine & Family,
Our deepest sympathy & prayers to you at this difficult time. Remember the good times. Take comfort in knowing she is in a happier & peaceful place.
Michael C Martin
To Laura’s family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Laura, if you can hear me, I will always remember the time we went skiing with Glen and you popped up out of a snowbank and all we could see was your head, with two big eyes, a mass of freckles, your winning smile and a great big glob of sunscreen hanging off your nose.
May you rest in peace, babe.
To the family of Laura, it’s with great sadness to hear this I’m so sorry . Laura was a dear friend and I will forever hold her in my heart , she was the giver the lover of life the amazing patient mother the loving daughter and the sister you could count on The best friend you could ride or die rest easy my dear
Debra R Brisk
Francine — my heart and hugs are here for you, Laura is in peace! Take care of yourself and your family during these times – you need each other!
We will be praying for all of you who love and miss Laura. We are truly sorry for you loss.
Much love from the St Louis Rock’s