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Laurie Lefebvre

On March 21st, in the early morning, our dear Laurie, beloved wife, sister, mother to her loving  daughters, grandchildren, and whippets, treasure hunter, humble yet epic artist, craftswoman, and friend to so many, died peacefully at home surrounded by beloved blood and chosen family, spring flowers, and a warming fire in the hearth.  

Laurie was born on September 27th, 1954 in Seattle, Washington to her mother and father Hazel and 
Albert Mortinson. She was married to David Lefebvre on the 1st of April, 2000.

Laurie was a gemstone lover, art collector, jewelry designer, and a vibrant community member. She was a beloved matriarch of her Oregon Country Fair family, a long time crafter at the Ballard Sunday market, Best of the Northwest, and many other surrounding craft shows, and an original staff person at Seattle’s legendary Sunlight Cafe.  

She leaves behind her a loving community of artists, makers, healers, and friends. We are so thankful for all the ways she has touched and graced our lives. We thank her for gracing us with her golden heart, sense of humor, and endless generosity. May her laugh and smiling eyes forever be in our hearts. May she forever live on in the sparkles of her gemstone jewelry she so generously created and shared with the world. May she be set free, back to the stars from which she came.  

Laurie leaves behind her husband David, her sister Mary Guderjohn, children Joseph and Therese Lefebvre, her nieces Wendy Harvy and Katrina Johnston, nephew Daniel Guderjohn, many grandchildren, cousins, and a handful of chosen daughters who loved her dearly.
A celebration of her life is scheduled on the 28th of October from 1 to 4 PM at Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98103. 


What big love flowed through this sweet woman! She is missed.

Gary Fine

Laurie was such a lovely, kind, generous soul. Her jewelry drew me in first, and then her personality. She was so easy to talk to, clearly loved her friends, and adored Dave and his family, made them her own. I’m so glad I got to know her. I’m so sorry she’s gone too soon. I’ll wear her jewelry with special remembrance now. RIP and blessings 

Margaret Vance

We miss Laurie here at the Ballard Farmers Market. She brought a bright light to our community, and will be remembered by so many. Best Wishes to her family and friends.

Corrine Mirenda - Ballard Farmers Market

Laurie has designed and crafted many of my most favorite earrings. At first she was a favorite artist but soon she was a favorite artist friend! I am so sad she is gone from our world. She is a treasure! My heart is with her family and friends, XOXO Liz Haven

Dave and family please accept our most sincere condolences. Sam and I were saddened to hear of Laurie's passing. We hope that you are doing ok. Pete

Dear David and all the family,
We send you all our very best, and are thinking about you and all the families. We adored Laurie, also Hazel and Al and everyone else. She was a true Lu special spirit, dear to us, and we are heartbroken to hear of her passing. Call anytime.
May you rest in the goodness and strength and beauty you brought to us all, Laurie Mortinson Lefèvre.
With all our love,
Leslie and Peter

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