Laura Lucia Shannon
June 28, 1933 – June 17, 2020
A lifelong resident passed away, June 17, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born in Hanford Ca on June 28, 1933. She attended Kings River Elementary school then graduating from Hanford High in 1951, where she met her husband of 48 years Keith Shannon. Laura worked at Pacific Bell Telephone office for 23 years. Then joining Keith working at Shannon Publications, which they owned and operated for 25 years. After retiring, Laura enjoyed helping friends and family with wedding and anniversary decorations, she loved crafts along with baking.
Laura is survived by her sister Nadine Rose, two daughters, and son in law. Renee and Robert Schaub of Hanford, Michelle Garcia of Glendive Mt., Grandchildren Michael and Sarah Schaub of Hanford, James and Melinda Schaub and children Ethan and Shannon Schaub of Hanford, Megan and Johnny Rojas and child Carson Schaub-Davis
of Hanford, Russell and Tabitha Garcia and There children Kaidence, Kylie, Katelynn, Leo and Laura Garcia of Glendive Mt., Darlene Garcia of Los Angeles and Richard and Jeanie Garcia of Los Angeles. She was preceded in death by her husband Keith Shannon, parents Joe and Rita Ferriera, sister Heilda Souza, and Granddaughter Jennifer Schaub.
St. Brigid Catholic ChurchBurial to follow
Laura Lucia Shannon
June 30, 2020
Laura was a wonderful friend. Worked with her for years. She sure liked to have a good time . Sorry she’s gone. Love to the family.
June 22, 2020
My very sincere condolences to Renee and Michelle, their families, and to Tia Laura’s extended family. Tia Laura loved family gatherings, and she and her (late) husband, my Uncle Keith, never missed an opportunity to see family and friends. Although Tia Laura was well-known for her late entrances to gatherings, everyone looked forward to the huge pot of Portuguese beans that was her specialty, and the opportunity to chat and catch up on family news. Her ready laughter and quick wit made her a family favorite. As a very, very young child, I vaguely remember being allowed to attend Tia Laura’s beautiful wedding to my mom’s brother, Keith Shannon.
Many years later, my own adult children joined in on pranking Tia Laura every Christmas at my parents’ home. My sisters and my children would pretend to “find” all sorts of odds and ends that she had “pinched”. Pretending to find pencils, nail polish, books(!), food, Knick-knacks in Tia Laura’s hair, purse, coat pockets. She always enjoyed the joke and laughed, while saying , “Oh, you girls!” One time, after returning home, she found a nail polish in her purse, called my mom to laugh and said she was keeping it!
We will miss Tia Laura so very much, she was a wonderful and loving woman. What a pleasure to have known her and be a small part of her family.