Laura Ann was the beloved mother, daughter, sister, wife, auntie and friend. The Lord brought her home on March 28, 2014, while she was surrounded by her loving family
On April 12, 1947, God blessed the Trottier family with one warm bundle of joy they called Laura Ann. As Laura grew, so did the love of her family and all who knew her.
Laura was born in Belcourt, N.D., to Alexander and Betty (Pickett) Trottier. She lived in Belcourt until her family moved to Poplar, where she graduated from Poplar High School. She then moved to Billings to attend Billings Business College. It was during that time she met her one and only Wayne Love.
Laura and Wayne Love were married on June 8, 1968, at the Little Flower Church in Billings.
On Dec. 11, 1969, Laura and Wayne gave birth to Thomas R. Love, their only child. Thomas was blessed with parents that will love him through eternity and could never be prouder of their baby boy.
Laura worked hard all her life. During her 38 years with the HIS, she advanced to Personnel Director and was dearly loved by all her co-workers. She retired in 2003 so Laura could spend endless hours loving her family the way she so enjoyed. Laura was inseparable from her mother and sisters and loved singing with them. We named them “Girls Gone Wild Indian Style.” The bond she had with her brothers was unbreakable. The love of her grandchildren was a love only a grandparent can know. The love she showed her friends was contagious. All these loves combined is someone we called Laura Love “Lollie.”
Laura was crazed for all sorts of puzzles. She would spend hours with loved ones working on puzzles. She loved the challenge of crossword puzzles. To all that worked puzzles with her, we thought she was a veritable genius. That is until we found out she used a crosswords book. The little sneak! Then there were the puzzles of relationships that were constantly brought to her attention by the ever-so-large family. These she worked through with kindness and consideration that the family will be so ever indebted to her. All our family knows that Laura was the Rock, the levelheaded one and the one they could come to when things were not right.
Laura is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; her father, Alex Trottier; her brother, Timmy Trottier; and her sister, Georgianna Trottier.
Laura is survived by her son, Thomas Love; three grandsons, Brayden, Kade and Lane, all of Billings; her loving mother, Elisabeth (Betty Marsh). She has three sisters, Bernadette Vaughn, Royleene (Richard) Baracker and Kim Hirt; and four brothers Chuck (Mary) Trottier, Alex (Lisa) Trottier, Joe (Michelle) Trottier, Bobby (Andie) Trottier. She also has two remaining aunts, Rita Stephens and Fern Cortez. She has numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that she loved dearly.
Laura, just like your favorite song, “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.”
Vigil service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. The Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at St. Bernard’s Parish. Rite of committal will be in Mountview Cemetery.