Heidi Anne Laursen

Heidi Anne Laursen

October 15, 1966 - September 22, 2020

Heidi Anne Laursen, 53, unexpectedly passed away on September 22nd in her home. Heidi was born on October 15th, 1966 in Salem, Oregon. When she was two, her family moved to Redmond, Oregon where she spent most of her childhood, attending Redmond Junior High School up until 1979. In 1980, Heidi and her mother, Andrea (Lowe) Hoffman, moved to Idaho and Heidi attended Vallivue High School in Caldwell, Idaho, where she graduated. She then went on to pursue college at Central Oregon Community College. She was raised and deeply loved by her mother, Andrea, her grandmother, Viola "Bio" Lowe, and her stepdad, Joseph Hoffman. <br /> <br /> Heidi's personality was incredibly uplifting to be around, and her smile made anyone feel comforted. She truly was beautiful inside and out. When she was in her early twenties, working as a waitress, she met Todd Laursen. They married in August of 1991. They were married for 10 years, in which they had a son, Richard Kye Laursen, and a daughter, Savannah Blinn Laursen. Heidi also loved her step-daughter, Nicole Jones (daughter of Todd Laursen), for being a role model to Kye and Savannah and loving them so closely. Her kids were her life, and she was theirs. As a mother, Heidi had the incredible ability of showing just how strong, sincere, and real a person can be. Her kids attribute the strength that they carry to her. <br /> <br /> Heidi spent her adult life in Boise, Idaho building many close and long-lasting relationships through her career in the mortgage industry, which she was dedicated to for over 25 years. Along the way she found other avenues for success, such as Mary Kay, which she loved and worked hard for, for many years. She always worked and strived for success, and everywhere she went she built connections with others that came from the heart. <br /> <br /> As a friend, Heidi was always there. She would support anyone who <br /> needed it, and she always made people laugh. Her sense of humor and genuine care for others made it easy to love her and want to befriend her. She loved to play tennis, golf, or anything that allowed her to be surrounded by friends and family. She knew how to have a good time. <br /> <br /> As a person, she was true. She accepted others, and herself. She fought for herself and for others time and time again. Her honesty and transparency with her mental illness was beyond admirable, a subject many have a hard time understanding or speaking on. Her battle was long and it was hard. Heidi was not a quitter. She represents how to live compassionately, whole-heartedly, and with a fight. She truly is an inspiration. <br /> <br /> In leu of flowers, a Go Fund Me has been set up to help with funeral expenses. <br /> <br /> There will be an Open House at Luciano's. Only 50 people are allowed in the venue at a time, so to respect social distancing and COVID 19 guidelines, please wear a mask and keep your time at the memorial brief in order to allow as many people to visit as possible while still keeping everyone safe and healthy. Please stay home if you or someone you live with is sick.

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    Just a few weeks ago Heidi visited Barb an I up in New Meadows. The next morning I convinced her to go on a bike ride with me. She reminded me she hadn't been on a bike in awhile and her reluctance increased when I informed her that they were e-bikes! Handing her a helmet and with a few short instructions she was off like a rocket laughing and screaming! Before I could get my helmet strapped she disappeared up the hill and around the corner. Oh crap I thought..what have I done! Finally catching up to her and realizing she was in control we rode together up the mountain to a lookout overlooking the entire valley. I remember her commenting on how absolutely beautiful it was! My lasting memory of Heidi will be that ride together. The wind in her hair and a smile on her face..Im going to miss you Heidi!
    Doug Perry Oct 04, 2020
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    I have so many memories of Heidi, it’s impossible to share them all. To sum them up, Heidi and I shared so many laughs, a few too many shenanigans, and some heartfelt conversations through our early high school years. Everything I read about her kindness and sweet soul, was truly the essence of her being. One would think her incredible beauty might be intimidating but in fact, her authenticity shined so brightly, making everyone who knew her feel at ease. The last time we spent was in 1984 when we went to Seattle to a Duran Duran concert for my 18th birthday. She was always up for anything and so easy and fun to be with. I will always love you Heidi!❤️
    Darla Deppe McRoberts Oct 03, 2020
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