Laura "Laurie" Ann Romine passed peacefully at home Saturday, July 26. 2014.
She was born in Columbus and raised in Lancaster, Ohio. Her parents were Richard Eugene Bunner (deceased in 2005) and Kathleen McDonald of Athens, Ohio.
Laurie was the youngest in a home that included Mark Allen Bunner of East Petersburg, Pa., Thomas Edward Bunner of Fukuoka, Japan, Susan Mary McMillon of Elkins and Richard Lewis Bunner of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Laurie was predeceased by a niece, Ann Bunner.
Laurie is survived by her devoted husband, Alan Romine. Laurie is lovingly remembered by son, Tyler Shay Romine, and daughter Ciara Skye Romine; nephew, Kyle Bunner and niece, Kiri Bunner Fukuoka of Japan, and niece, Robin Lea Quinlivan of Thomas.
Laurie was educated at Davis & Elkins College and Concord College receiving a bachelor's degree in 1993. She had worked in various positions in Elkins, Snowshoe, Lewisburg and Clarksburg.
Laurie was fearless and enjoyed the outdoors, once completing a two-week canoe trip in the Canadian Wilderness. She liked mountain biking, canoeing, skiing, camping and photography. She was an avid gardener. Most of all, she loved her children and took pride in teaching them about art, music, nature and giving. She was active in their schools and loved watching them play soccer. She had an unbelievable love of animals and had adopted many rescue cats and a rescue dog named Jake during her lifetime. Laurie possessed a keen intellect and loved art, music and movies. She read extensively and loved playing games online against others all over the world. She was genuine in her love and appreciation of all things. She was a light and a touchstone. Laurie will be missed by friends and family.
There will be a private celebration of Laurie's life at Watters Smith State Park Sunday, Aug. 3.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at the nationalmssociety.org, in honor of Laurie Romine. Online condolences may be sent to the family at DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home on Route 98 in Clarksburg is in charge of the arrangements and honored to serve the Romine family.