They traveled from Silver Reef to Las Vegas by buckboard wagon. When they arrived in the Las Vegas Valley, there was only the Mormon Fort and the rest was just a tent city, no high rises, no resorts, no paved roads. Like her mother, Laura was raised and schooled in Las Vegas. She married twice and both of her husbands have passed away. Laura raised eight children all by herself in Las Vegas. Laura was a slot manager and worked at the major resorts in Las Vegas.
Laura has three granddaughters, 21 grandsons, 17 great-granddaughters and 19 great-grandsons.
Laura will be celebrating her birthday with family on Oct. 3, 2015. Mom, have a happy birthday! We all love you!