Laura Gayle Funk

Laura Gayle Funk

Laura Funk passed away in her sleep early Sunday morning, January 3, 2016, with family by her side, after bravely living with brain cancer for 15 months.

Laura was born on September 16, 1958, and grew up in Palatine, IL, where she met her husband, Daniel Boorman, as a senior in high school. They were married in 1982, moved to Long Beach, California, then Seattle, where they have been for over 30 years. 23 of those years were in the Winchester Hills neighborhood of Woodinville, where they raised their two wonderful sons, Nicolas Dylan and Skylar.

Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois University, and two master’s degrees in psychology. Laura’s passion in life from an early age was toward healing and connection. She established herself as a marriage and family therapist in Kirkland in the early 1990’s, and helped many, many individuals, couples and families through their most difficult times. She managed to make better, and brighter, the lives of everyone she touched, whether it was in the privacy of her office, or out in the world laughing and living with family and friends. Laura was a dancer, singer, athlete, gardener, chef, photographer, traveler and avid reader.

Laura was a bright, energetic, warm and loving friend, wife and mother, who was taken far too soon from us and is missed terribly by so many who loved her.

Laura is survived by her husband Dan of 34 years, her two sons Nicolas Dylan and Skylar, her father Arthur, her brothers Allen, Jeff, Michael and Paul, and her devoted mother-in-law Jean Morris of Seattle.

A memorial service will be held at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, Woodinville, WA, on Saturday, January 23 at 10 AM.