December 30, 1927 – October 11, 2020
Born in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany. Her father Lorenz was a Shoemaker, her mother Barbara a home maker. She spent many happy days with her siblings, a brother, Josef and a sister, Maya collecting foxtails and swimming along the Regnitz River, picking apples at the Altenburg and attending church with her family at St. Martin’s church. She was five years old when Hitler came to power. At seventeen she met and fell in love with an American soldier and at nineteen, left Germany to marry Joseph Paul Laurio in the United States. Joe and Kate had 8 children together, six boys and two girls. They were married in Massachusetts, Joe’s home-state but in 1962 moved the family to San Diego, California where they raised their children, worked and retired. Kate worked part time for a number of years at the St. Benedictine Convent where she cooked for twenty-six nuns. She was a dedicated home-maker with a cheerful disposition and a kind heart. In 2002, she and Joe would move to Hemet, California where they lived the remainder of their lives. Kate was 78 years old when she lost the love of her life in 2006. Kate passed away at their home on October 11, 2020 with her loving daughter Barbara and son-in-law Brian by her side. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Joe. She is survived by her children, Robert & wife Leslie, Joseph Jr. & wife June, Kenneth, Thomas & wife Jenny, Barbara Price & husband Brian, Christine Bauman & husband John, Brian & wife Debbie, and David & wife Andrea. She is also survived by grandchildren Tammy, Kevin, Timothy, Jesse, Luke, Miranda, Jonas, Gabriel, Joshua, Sean, Michael, Katelyn and Adyson. Also great grandchildren Ashley, Jax, Boston, Abigail, Jonathan, Thomas, Thaddeus and Annelise. She was married for 58-1/2 years to her sweetheart, now reunited with him and her loving Saviour, Jesus Christ forever. We treasure the time when we are all together again in heaven. A necklace which was a gift to her from Joe perhaps sums up her time here on earth best. Joe had a heart engraved for his sweetheart which reads “Mon Coeur est Votre Coeur” or “My Heart is your Heart”
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Deacon John Langmead
October 28, 2020
So Blessed to have had the privilege to have know this amazing woman and to have ministered to her taking the Real Presence of Jesus to her weekly, to nurture her Faith as she prepared to meet her Jesus face to face when He called her home to be with Him and all her loved ones for eternity. May she, along with her beautiful smile, and all her loved ones rest in peace forever. May her family that she leaves behind, especially her daughter Barbara, be comforted knowing that those who live in hearts left behind never really die and best of all, they will meet again and be together forever.
October 25, 2020
Mom, I love you more than words can express. I know that raising eight children wasn't easy, I can only imagine how trying times must have been. Thank you for bringing me into this world, and for giving me a childhood I fondly look back on.........thank you for teaching me how to tie my shoes....thank you for making my lunch to take to school....thank you for helping me with my homework...thank you for the backyard cookouts....thank you for the birthday cakes......thank you for letting us run around Nana and Grandpa's backyard on sunday afternoons...thank you for letting us play football in the street until dark on summer nights.... I wish I could turn back the clock and kiss you good night before going to bed......... My wonderful Mom. Good bye, but only for now, in this earthly life.........see you in Heaven Mom. Love Tommy
October 24, 2020
My heart aches knowing I can’t see you, or talk to you. This is my favorite photo of us, you giving me a kiss good-bye. I will hold this moment in my heart until we see each other again.
What a blessing to be gifted with such a loving Mother. How many times we said good-bye after a visit not knowing if it would be the last. Unspoken but expressed clearly in a hug, a kiss, a tear drop. Loving Mother, Oma und Uroma, mother-in-law, and Aunt you will be missed.
Liebe Mutti, Vergiss nicht wir werden gemeinsam Flieder im Himmel pflücken. Liebe dich so!
The joy of knowing & loving you in this life does not compare to that which we will share with Christ in eternity. I will not sorrow as men that have no hope, my hope is in Christ who died once for all to secure our place in eternity.
Therefore do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding, eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things which are seen. For the things which are seen are temporary but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 1:16-18
Your loving daughter
October 23, 2020
Psalm 13:6 "I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me."
Mom Laurio, thank you for welcoming me into the family, I always felt like one more son. Too many things to try and reminisce about here, but one stands out above all the rest, and that is you gave me the most precious gift a mother could give by allowing me to take your daughter as my wife. I could only hope to love her as much as I know you do. I know we couldn't communicate very well in the last days but a small chuckle from you let me know that you understood. Love took over where words failed. What a great blessing you have been in my life. It's only good-bye for now.
Love you always, Brian Price
October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020
Meine Liebste Mutter, (My Dearest Mother),
I deeply miss your touch, your warm embrace and your sweet smile. I will always treasure our talks, remember our prayers, your child-like laughter and the tears we shed together. I will cherish these memories forever in my heart. The most endearing of all was when you spoke to me saying “I’m sorry you have to take care of me” and when you touched my face and said my name one last time. You taught me to be a strong and compassionate woman, for this I am eternally grateful and so thankful you brought your baby daughter into this world with agape love and honored that God chose you to be my Mother. Mom, you have blessed my life beyond measure. My heart feels an emptiness without you here, yet joyful standing on the promise of God that I will see you once again in our heavenly Fathers’ house.
Ich Liebe Dich, (I Love You), your loving daughter, Barbara
October 19, 2020
Haven't seen Aunt Kate since Uncle Joe's funeral! Prayed for her nightly and for all our family. Now pray that the Lord Jesus takes her home and pray she can reunite with Uncle Joe!
My prayers go out her kids ( cousins ) and to all the family!
May God Bless you guys