OBITUARY

Laura A Gurney

March 1, 1942February 7, 2020
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Laura A Gurney, age 77, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020. Laura was born March 1, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Morton High School in Berwyn, IL. Before moving to Florida, September 18, 1998, Laura raised her family in Wisconsin. This is where she was an All-State Champion Bowler, earning 2nd place in all events in the State Woman’s Bowling Tournament. Once relocating to the Sarasota area, Laura aimed for a different kind of pin on the golf course. On March 18, 2002, Laura shot her first hole in one at Village Green Golf Club of Sarasota on the 7th hole, while using her seven-iron from 105 yards away.

Laura is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Charles E Gurney of Sarasota, two Sons Todd Gurney (Sherry Gurney), Travis Gurney (Tessa Gurney), and Daughter Trisha Castner (Jim Caster), Son-In-Law Don Finck, spouse is Laura’s predeceased daughter Terri Finck. She is also survived by her two Sisters and Brother, Mary Boyd Babich, Kathleen Pullia, and James Boyd. Laura has 14 Grandchildren, 24 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

She is predeceased by her Parent’s William and Helen Boyd, Daughter Terri Finck, and Brother William J Boyd.

Laura and her husband Charles are residents at The Winds of St. Armand’s and invite all friends to join for a Celebration of Life.

A visitation for Laura will be held Friday, February 14, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park, 1221 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203. A funeral service will occur Friday, February 14, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, 1221 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203, officiated by Reverend Chad Tvenstrup.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ManasotaMemorial.com for the Gurney family.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Gurney, Spouse
  • Todd Gurney (Sherry Gurney), Son
  • Trisha Castner (Jim Castner), Daughter
  • Travis Gurney (Tessa Gurney), Son
  • Terri Finck (Don Finck), Daughter (deceased)
  • William J Boyd, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Boyd Babich, Sister
  • James Boyd, Brother
  • Kathleen Pullia, Sister
  • William Boyd, Father (deceased)
  • Helen Boyd, Mother (deceased)
  • Laura has 14 Grandchildren, 24 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Serivce Friday, February 14, 2020

Memories

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Pearl Miller

February 18, 2020

I am so honored for what little time I had with you Laura.❤️
Cherish our time together at feather, my little suspect.😘
You will always remain in my ❤️.
And will keep an eye on your Chuck.👀 As I know you will be watching over him....
Thank you dear Laura for making my Thursdays special!!!
Love you for always.
Pearl Miller🙏

Our sincere condolences to Trish, Kay, and Laura's entire family

cindy territo

February 14, 2020

Such a sweetheart. I will miss her dearly.

Janice Landin

February 12, 2020

Fond Memories of this Beautiful Lady!
From Cruise Ships to hangin out at the Country Cabin.
Your smile, laughter, and generosity will forever hold a place in my Heart.
May your Wonderful Family and Husband find comfort with the memories you have left behind.
Deepest Sympathy to all - HUGS

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