A Sacred Moment


Laurie Botting

January 01, 1961 - July 30, 2012

Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there.

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Laurie Botting (née Tiffin) at the age of 51 in Everett, Washington. Laurie leaves behind devoted husband Paul, beloved daughter Jennifer (Gavin), older brother Don (Gerri), sister-in-law Linda, nieces Elizabeth and Julia, nephews William and Jesse, as well as extended family and friends all around the world. Laurie joins those who have left before her: mother Margaret, father William, and brother Darryl. Laurie also leaves behind two cherished pets: Bear Puppy and Muffy Cat, her constant companions. In lieu of flowers, you can remember Laurie best by making a donation to an animal rescue organization of your choice.

Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there.


An intimate service of remembrance will take place August 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm at a private location in Arlington, Washington where we will share stories and celebrate her life. Please contact jentiffin@hotmail.com for address if you wish to attend. Coincidentally, Mickey Hart, a member of Laurie's favourite band, the Grateful Dead, will be performing in Arlington at 8:00 pm on the same evening; guests are encouraged to join the family at the Stillaguamish River Festival to dance, laugh, and celebrate her life as she would have wished.


Just as the Wave Cannot Exist

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.

Albert Schweitzer

Looking into the portals of eternity

Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired by God's word; Then all prejudice of race vanishes away.

George Washington

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