Laura Ann Kelley Stotko died Dec. 7, 2006 in her home in Scottsdale. She was born on March 28, 1925 in Hopkins, Minn.
She married Jerome Stotko Aug. 16, 1947. The couple retired in 1985 and moved to Fountain Hills then to Payson, where Mr. Stotko died in November of 2000.
Mrs. Stotko moved to Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico in March of 2003.
She is survived by her children Mary (Steve) Mount of Minnetonka, Minn., Barbara (John) Hickey of Golden, Colo., Carol Stotko of Phoenix, Paul (Audrey) Stotko of Batavia, Ill., Gregory (Mary) Stotko of Hastings, Minn., Douglas Stotko of Mesa, and Daniel Stotko of Randolph, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind many friends in many places.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 13 at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Hampton, Minn. Another memorial service is being planned for May in Phoenix. Memorials can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or to the Mayo Clinic Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Please indicate that the donation is for cancer research in Laura Stotko's name. Arrangements by Messinger Indian School Mortuary.