Kathleen Anne Laing, 61, of Belmont, NC passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC.
Born in Montgomery, AL September 13, 1956 to the late Brien and Anne Groner Laing, she graduated from Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, IL.
Kathleen worked various jobs over her lifetime including being a heavy equipment operator for a road building concern but had to retire due to a pulmonary illness. That illness left her handicapped for the last several years of her life.
She had many talents and interests and those carried her in many directions. She grew organic herbs and made her own holistic herb compounds. She was artistically talented and made beautiful leather accessories. She loved all animals but especially her dogs, rabbits and chickens. She liked to travel, hunt and fish. She was generous to friends and strangers alike, offering her home to those in need.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her elder sister, Scott.
She leaves behind her mother, Lois (Brien) Laing, her sisters, Cynthia (Lanny) McLaughlin and Kimberly Laing, all of Fernandina Beach, Florida, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins, as well as many friends, especially Toni Gillman and Rene Wright. She also leaves behind her much loved dog.
There will be a committal service at the columbarium of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, in Fernandina Beach, at a later date.