Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Laura Leigh Silverthorn

May 13, 1987January 21, 2020

Laura Leigh Silverthorn was born on May 13, 1987 in Cadillac, Michigan and passed away on January 21, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.


  • Memorial Service Monday, January 27, 2020


Laura Leigh Silverthorn

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Shannon Flowerday

January 28, 2020

I met Laura in college while working at The State News. We started in the summer hiring class of 2007, and I had so much fun with her each day at work. We were figuring out how to sell during the day while spending the evenings at The Riv or Rick’s having way too much fun. Getting this job and working with Laura changed the path of my career and life.

Laura and I shared several interests: a deep love for Sushi and Starbucks, a secret obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a dislike for our accounting class, and a passion for finding a good job once you we graduated. While I ended up on the design side of things, her career took off on the account side. She worked at so many amazing agencies in a short time frame, and I was in awe at her ability to really determine what was important for her and find the right fit for her career. She was a hustler and go getter, and I loved grabbing sushi in Royal Oak a few years after graduation to hear what agency she was at and what she wanted to be doing next. She even helped set me up with one of my first agency interviews after I moved to Denver. She had a great way of connecting people and looking out for her friends. Shortly after moving to Denver, Laura and Andrew came to town and we had drinks at Union Station to catch up. I hadn’t met Andrew yet, but he was so kind and thoughtful and I remember thinking how happy I was that Laura found her person.

I’ll miss you Laura. Your love for nature. Your warm smile. Your ability to make the person you were having a conversation with feel like the only person in the room. And the way you accomplished what you set out to. I know you’re with God and probably checking out this new awesome place called heaven. I hope we can share a sushi roll and macchiato when I meet you there. ❤️