Laurie Dickerson Seals was born July 30, 1951, to Donald Lamar Dickerson and Veda Louise Stice in Salt Lake City, Utah, and raised in Grantsville, Utah, that summer. The family then moved to Mt. Pleasant, Utah, for the next four years and then moved to Tooele, Utah, where she spent the remainder of her childhood years.
Laurie learned to dance from Dorothy Searle and to play piano from Roxy Lee and Mrs. Turner. Laurie developed her talents in dancing and playing the piano and enjoyed them all her life. Laurie attended school in Tooele and graduated in 1969. It was there she met her future husband when she was 15. She then attended Weber State University for a year. In 1970 Laurie married Chris D. Seals and moved to Salt Lake City. They were sealed for eternity a year later in the Manti Utah Temple. Laurie taught her husband how to love the Gospel and changed his life. Laurie attended Robert Stuart Beauty School and received her barber and cosmetology licenses, which helped Chris avoid the barber shop for the next 51 years. Laurie had many friends and was a gifted poet and artist, using her talents to bring smiles and love to many people.
Chris and Laurie began their family 1973, welcoming a beautiful daughter. Over the next nine years they welcomed a wonderful son and five more beautiful daughters, all of whom they adore. While Laurie was pregnant with their fourth child, she and Chris moved to Chubbuck, Idaho, where they raised their family. Laurie was devoted to her family and raised them to be good people. After living in Idaho for 36 years, she and Chris moved to Grantsville, Utah. She made many friends wherever she was and loved being back in Utah.
Being taught by her parents and grandparents how to love those around her, Laurie was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many callings where she served as Relief Society President, Counselor, Secretary, and Compassionate Service Leader as well as callings with the Young Women and Primary. Her last calling, which she served with her husband, was a Primary Teacher, teaching the eight and nine-year olds, which she enjoyed very much. Laurie also served as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake City and Oquirrh Mountain temples.
Laurie passed away July 26, 2022, from pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, brother, grandparents, and granddaughter. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but we know we shall be with her again. We would like to thank all the healthcare people who helped with her care at the Huntsman and Rocky Mountain Care facilities for the kindness and service.
She is survived by her husband Chris Douglas Seals; her children Corey (Michael) Minson, Brandon (Venus) Seals, Camie (Andrew) Doyle, Kaila (Benjamin) Hayes, Carli (Michael) Wright, Chelsea (Carl) Grafe; her mother Veda Dickerson; sister Julie Dickerson Winn; brother Barry Kim Dickerson; 31 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Deseret Peak LDS building, 550 E. Durfee St., Grantsville. Viewing will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with funeral services at 12 p.m.