Violet Osborne Laury
Violet Osborne Laury, 91, of 35 Erlfrd Drive, Lakewood, died Friday (Jan. 18, 2013) at WCA Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y.
A 60-year resident of the Lakewood area, she was born June 24, 1921, in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Alton L. Osborne and Ethel Ames Osborne. Vi graduated from Elmira’s Southside High School and St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1942, El-mira, N.Y.
She was a registered nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., and her husband Dr. Roland Laury’s medical office, also the offices of Dr. Ansel Martin and Dr. Fred Cohen.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown since 1952 where she was a former Deacon. She was also a charter member of James-town General Hospital auxiliary and WCA Jr. auxiliary, Red Cross Blood Bank and the Presbyterian Retirement Home.
Vi was devoted to her family and always made the holidays special with her wonderful culinary skills. Easter’s leg of lamb was better than any four-star restaurant would serve, and her desserts were over the top. She was an avid reader of suspense novels, but gardening was her passion. She had one of the most beautiful lawn and gardens on Terrace Avenue in Lake-wood.
Surviving are her son, Arthur “Ted” Laury, and wife Vicki of W.E.; three daughters: Lynn Laury Penn and husband Tom of Rochester, N.Y.; Kim Laury Pflaum and husband Chris-topher of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and Jill Laury Bootey and husband John of James-town, N.Y.. Ten grandchildren: Heather Laury Ryczek and husband Chris-topher of Victor, N.Y.; Christopher Laury of Jamestown, N.Y.; Michael and Andrew Laury of Celoron, N.Y.; Peter Penn and wife Deanna of Pom-pano Beach, Fla.; Kimberly Penn of Rochester, N.Y.; Laury Pflaum of St. Peters-burg, Fla.; Brynn Bootey Fagerstrom and husband David of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Thomas John “T.J.” Bootey of Boston, Mass; and Benjamin Bootey of Jamestown, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren, Spenc-er, Mitchell, Drew and Cooper Ryczek of Victor, N.Y.; and Ava Lynne Laury of Celoron, N.Y.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Dr. Roland B. Laury, who died Dec. 9, 1975; an infant son James “Jimmy” Osborne Laury in 1960; and a broth-er, Alton E. Osborne.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bellinger Chapel at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Donald E. Ray will officiate. Visitation will not be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church 509 Prendergast Ave. James-town, NY 14701; or the American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Vi at www.lindfuneralhome.com.