Laura Spodnik

Obituary of Laura Mae Spodnik

Laura Mae (Back) Spodnik


Laura Mae was born on September 10th, 1965 in Goessel, KS and passed away on March 13th, 2021 in Puyallup, WA. She lived in St. George, KS until she was 13 when she moved to the Puyallup, WA. area.


Laura Mae had many accomplishments in her life. She did not graduate high school with her class but later went back and finished and got her actual H.S. diploma not a GED. She went to Beauty School and Community College. Her greatest love and accomplishments though, were her 6 children.


Laura Mae had a great love of many things. One of her favorite things was being a jokester. She liked to give everyone a nickname. Usually that nickname had no relation at all to you or your name. If you were irritated by your given nickname, all the better. She was very quick witted and would leave you scratching your head sometimes in bewilderment of her orneriness, all to make you laugh. She was an accomplished crafter, she also loved gardening, watching the birds in the front yard and would listen to Marilyn Manson and Five Finger Death Punch on the way to Chemo and Radiation treatments. She was a fighter and had a long, courageous battle with cancer.


Laura Mae was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Ora, and Fern Picolet, her father, Thomas Back and her favorite uncle, Tom Picolet.


She is survived by her parents Karen Easterday and Stepfather Michael Walters of Graham WA., her husband of 21 years, Anthony (AJ) Spodnik, 6 children, Karen (Brian) Boston, of Puyallup WA., Anthony Spodnik Jr., Seattle Wa., Anice Spodnik, Seattle, WA., Christopher Jackson, Auburn, WA., Curtis (Elizabeth) Watson, Olympia, WA., and Caleb Watson, Lynnwood WA. She has 6 grandchildren that will miss her terribly, Brian Jr, Jackson, Jazlynn, Junimae, Kolton, and John. Laura Mae was the baby and has 3 sisters, Carolyn Jones, Angela Reed-Galloway, and Deborah Hawkins. 


Laura Mae will be missed beyond what is felt today.  

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