Obituaries

Laurella J. St. Denis

stdenislaurella.jpgLaurella Jean St. Denis, 63, of Harstine Island  in Shelton, WA passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Laurella was born on December 27, 1947 to Daniel and Laurel (Hansen) Arneson in Northfield, MN. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1965 and attended some college classes in the home health care field. Laurella was the oldest of eight children and attended the Assembly of God Church as a young person.

Her hobbies included horticulture, gardening, cooking, hunting, fishing, traveling and music. She loved her pets and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her family shared that Laurella was a very social, loving, outgoing person with a peaceful nature.

Survivors include her companion, Adrian Garcia, Harstine Island; mother, Laurel Arneson, AZ; daughter, Sophia Sedge (Markus) Olympia, WA; sons, Mikie Pietsch (Dana), Washington DC and Soren St. Denis (Jaime) of MN; sisters, Danette Holmberg (Harold) AZ, Betty Brishky (Tom) AZ, Joyce Halbraken, CA; brothers, Ed  Arneson (Kelly) CO, Daniel Arneson and Paul Arneson, both of IA; ten grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, James Arneson.

A memorial will be held at the Capital Vision Christian Church, 1775 Yew St. Olympia, WA 98506 on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 1:00. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.