HOPE
Laura Batchelor Ver
  • 45 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 6, 1965
  • Place of birth:
    Southampton, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 6, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Austin, Texas, United States
Our garden of beautiful memories, watered with a million kisses ...

Celebrate and share stories, memories, happiness, love ...

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 7th July 2016

"(from Janet B)

"We sure do miss her, don't we.  It's amazing how she left so much of herself with us.  She comes into my thoughts all the time.""

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 7th July 2016

"(from Butch Mayoralgo)

"Hey buddy. Sharing your great memories of Laura. Your love for her surely makes her very happy. She is watching over you and your children. Let's celebrate Laura's life and times by being thankful for the time given us to spend with her and by being happy and grateful that she now rests in a better place free from pain.""

This tribute was added by Marian Haven on 6th July 2016

"Happy Birthday, Laura. Offering my Holy Mass for you today. Please pray for us too."

This tribute was added by John Villanueva on 6th July 2016

"Laura, your passing left a huge hole in the hearts of your dear friends. We miss you and wish you were here to join us in our get together trip to PA with your loving husband Jose an loving daughter Josette."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 6th July 2016

"Happy Birthday dearest Laura!  You are always in our thoughts!  You are always in our hearts!!  We are celebrating you!!!"

This tribute was added by Bridget DiMambro on 8th June 2016

"Laura, I miss talking on the phone with you.  You were like a sister to me.  Hugs and kisses until I see you in the after life."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 6th June 2016

"Five years have passed.  You made our lives very special, and we thank you from our hearts.  We think of you today and love you always!"

This tribute was added by J'aime Amadeo on 6th June 2016

"Sweet, Funny Wonderful, Laura,
     Though time has not lessened the loss for those of us who love and miss you terribly, you live on in the warm smiles and positive energy your children radiate. Kyle and Josette are BEAUTIFUL and a brilliant tribute to you as a mother and Jose as an enduring, amazing father.  Thinking of you and missing you.  With love always."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 9th October 2015

"Today would have been our 22nd wedding anniversary.  "... You made me so very happy.  I'm so glad you came into my life.  Everyday of my like, I want to thank you ...""

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 6th July 2015

"A most Happy Birthday Loved One!

This love song tells it all ...

"... All I do is miss you and the way we used to be.  All I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme.  I'd do the stars with you any time ...

... You exploded in my heart.  I love you like the stars above and I'll love you till I die ....""

This tribute was added by Robert Batchelor on 6th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Laura, I miss you, love you we always had a good time together. The Angels are watching over you. Love you baby.

Love Jenny  I always say a prayer to you."

This tribute was added by Robert Batchelor on 6th July 2015

"Happy birthday Laura I know your still with us and always will be. We love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 9th June 2015

"From: Art Fuentecilla [mailto:afuentecilla@nymcu.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:14 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: RE: Thank you

Hey, Boj

We were in the city last Saturday running errands , we dropped by a restaurant to grab a bite to eat,  for some reason Agnes remembered that it was there that she  had lunch  with Laura and the kids when they came to visit NY.  It was the last time she saw her.
A day later, it was my turn to have lunch with her. She and the kids dropped by the office and we had sandwiches in Au Bon Pain."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 9th June 2015

"From: ALAN NIEMANN [mailto:astjniemann@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 5:24 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: Thank you

This note from your Dr. Marcus is very special.  I think of Laura so often.  When ever I see a beautiful bird or butterfly coming near me randomly, I say "Hi there Beed".  You will all always be in a special place in our hearts.  
Hugs to you all,
Love, Sandra"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Tony V Dolojan [mailto:avdolojan@seamodal.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 11:42 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Cc: Dolojan (STC) Tony
Subject: Re: June 6

Our prayers continue for Laura, you and the kids...

Take are my friend...

Tony D"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Larry Cotton [mailto:larrycotton@me.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:35 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Jose,
Thanks for your email.
As a pastor, I too visited with many suffering families.  Your family and Laura were very strong and courageous.
I pray your family continues to walk courageously to imitate Laura and to make her proud.

Larry Cotton"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: erica.rodriguez@wellsfargoadvisors.com [mailto:erica.rodriguez@wellsfargoadvisors.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:29 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: RE: June 6

Wow…. That’s amazing… Love this"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Richard McCarty [mailto:rjmcc68@msn.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 8:26 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: RE: kyle ver

That's a beautiful pic Jose.   Laura lives on within them as they have her wonderful wackiness.   ;)"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: sveneracion@comcast.net [mailto:sveneracion@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:41 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

another testament as to how Laura has made an unforgettable imprint on many, many lives.  ;p

sonny"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Valeriano Del Rosario [mailto:vrdelrosario@veralaw.com.ph]
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 7:09 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Dear Dude,
You know God only challenges those whom he knows can handle the situation. Bro I think you did well for her and your kids.
VALERIANO DEL ROSARIO"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Jill Zeitz [mailto:jillzeitz@mac.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2015 7:00 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Jose,
I can’t believe it has been 4 years.  We have been traveling so sorry I am just getting back to you today!  I hope you were o.k. yesterday and that you were able to do something for yourself.  We are leaving today for San Diego for a week.  Take care of yourself and your sweet family.  I know Laura is looking down on you guys from Heaven and sending her sweet love to you.
Take care,

Jill
Jill Zeitz
jillzeitz@mac.com
512-970-5861"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Michele C. Kreisl [mailto:mckreisl888@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2015 12:24 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: RE: June 6

Still having a hard believing that Laura has been gone from us for 4 years.  I think about her every day and talk to her a lot.  What a gift Dr. Marcus gave you when he wrote you that note.  It is not at all surprising to me, because even being as sick as she was, she was still able to touch people in her special way.  I will love and miss her until my final day.  

Take care of yourself.
Michele"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Suzanne Hunting [mailto:kshunting@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2015 11:35 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Thinking of you and especially the kids today. So miss her!!!"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Fernando [mailto:jsantos555@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2015 11:18 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Hi Joji,

I offer my prayers today in memory of Laura and for you, Kyle and Josette who have to carry on without her physical presence in your lives.

Soon, I will be marking the 8th year since Marinet's passing in July 2007. In many ways it it still feels like it just happened last week. But I know she is with me everywhere, just not physically.

I'd like to share a post I read on FB a few days ago. It's a nice read.
https://www.facebook.com/sheryl/posts/10155617891025177:0

Be well, my friend! My best to Kyle and Josette. Laura would be so proud with how you've raised them."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Paul Jansen [mailto:paul@familienjansen.dk]
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2015 4:00 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: kyle ver

Greetings Jose,
I am glad to hear that you all get to live closer to each other and hope that Kyle can get a job In journalism, if that is what he wants to do.
I miss Laura too.

Best regards to all three of you from us In Denmark"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Basilio Rodriguez [mailto:jijirodriguez@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 8:50 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Hi Joji

I will say a prayer for Laura today.

God bless you.

Jiji"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Nannette and Joe [mailto:jnkredlow@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 7:03 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

So sad...time flies fast.

Take care and love also to Josette and Kyle,

Nannette and Joe"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Janet Belton [mailto:jb2@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 6:52 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Thank you for sharing that, Jose.  What a wonderful, thoughtful man to take the time to remember & send his love & admiration for Laura & your family.  I appreciate his last line, he knows you think of Laura all the time.  He knows she is with you all.  He understands.   He is able to still provide a bit of comfort.  
We will all have Laura in our hearts, tomorrow especially."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Jaime Amadeo [mailto:jaime@amadeo.org]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 6:27 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Cc: Chris Ranch (cranch@apple.com)
Subject: Re: June 6

We will be thinking of all if you, especially Laura tomorrow.
Respectfully,
The Anadeo-Ranch family"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Midori Campbell [mailto:midori429@mac.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 5:30 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Dr. Marcus sounds like a wonderful, compassionate man. It is hard to believe that four years have gone by so quickly and that Kyle has gone from graduating from Anderson to graduating from UT. I'm praying that the years are kind to you and will help you and your family heal.

Midori"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: Bambi Virata [mailto:bambiv@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 3:49 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

It is indeed difficult to go through cancer in the family.
May the Lord touch you in a way He only can as He did me.

Blessings,
Bambi"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 8th June 2015

"From: rbeilins@yahoo.com [mailto:rbeilins@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 2:59 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: Re: June 6

Jose:

Well thanks for sharing this; it's always great to think of and remember Laura.

I trust you can see what you have to celebrate from her, as you watched your son graduate UT and you saw your daughter dressed up to a T.

I hope you're doing well and your life seems in place despite your wife being up in heaven....

Thanks again,
Ron

PS: For me, at least. it seems like it's been a very long 4 years....
PPS: Howard Marcus was my doctor too, back then!"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 7th June 2015

"This is the day that is celebrated by veterans as the day that the allies got a foothold in Europe in WWII which I did along with them until 4 years ago. That day my whole family lost a sister, mom and wife. That includes Beth and Sally who got to kne
w her at age 4. The years since don't make it easier just better, at least I can now think of Laura in the good times with a smile on my face along with a tear in my eye. I heard her sing her very first notes, with her incredible voice, and can tell you exactly where it was. I can tell you numerous secrets that the two of us hold to this day. She was a very special lady who was considered very special by so very many but I was the closest brother in age to her and for that I will be eternally grateful.

I love you Lorsk,
Nonce"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 7th June 2015

"josettever

1 day ago

Four years ago, you left this world and went to another place. You gave me life, and I saw yours taken from you. You were the laughter in my life, you gave me my humor❤️ I love you so much. You have given me the best 12 years of my life. It was so sad to see you go. I always think of you, in any situation, i always think about you as if you were here. I hope you're happy as can be. We all miss you, you are loved. I love you mommy."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 7th June 2015

"From: clare.bacchus <clare.bacchus@ntlworld.com>
Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Subject:
To: Jose Ver <ver.jose@gmail.com>

Dear Jose

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to send these to you.  I know today is a difficult and special time and I hope these pictures of our beautiful girl go some way to helping.

The picture with the two guys on the sofa was taken in our rented room in Cambridge. They lived in the room upstairs from us.  There is another picture in my sister's garden, also in Cambridge (1984).

Take care and givey love to the family

Love
Clare xx"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 7th June 2015

"From: Villanueva, John [mailto:JohnV@groupusa.com]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 9:46 AM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: RE: June 6

Hello my friend,

For years I have been wanting to tell you about this song by Christopher Cross that always reminded me of Laura. It’s a very sad song but it’s good song, I hope this will not make you feel sad but instead give you the strength to go on with life with your children  because I’m sure this is what Laura would have wanted,


Think Of Laura – by Christopher Cross
Every once in a while I'd see her smile
And she'd turn my day around
A girl with those eyes could stare through the lies
And see what your heart was saying

Think of Laura but laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way
When you think of Laura laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way

A friend of a friend, a friend till the end
That's the kind of girl she was
Taken away so young
Taken away without a warning

Think of Laura but laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way
When you think of Laura laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way

I know you and you're here
In every day we live
I know her and well, she's here
I can feel her when I sing

Hey Laura, where are you now
Are you far away from here
I don't think so
I think you're here
Taking our tears away

Think of Laura but laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way
When you think of Laura laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 7th June 2015

"June 6 marks 4 years since Laura died (June 6, 2011).  Here’s a note from Dr. Marcus who was the only doctor to visit Laura at home May 2011.  He was there for us


From: Howard Marcus [mailto:hmarcus@arcmd.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 5:20 PM
To: Ver Civ Jose
Subject: retired

Jose,

I “retired” from my regular practice last January although I have continued to work part time with “same day” appointment with our urgent care clinic.

As I look back at my 44 years in medicine I can recall those patients, and their families, who suffered greatly but who also showed enormous courage and grace.  Laura and your family are among those wonderful people.

I know you think of Laura all the time.

Howard Marcus"

This tribute was added by Randal Okumura on 7th June 2015

"Laura:
Thinking of you, especially today.  How proud you must be of Joji in juggling work and fatherhood.  As you know, he is doing a wonderful job in raising Kyle and Josette despite his missing you so very, very much every moment of his life.
Randy"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 14th July 2014

"We remembered your birthday while in Roxbury, MA,  We spent 4th of July weekend visiting family and attending a wedding.  We thought of how you would have enjoyed that road trip with us."

This tribute was added by Bridget DiMambro on 23rd June 2014

"I miss you so much Laura, especially all the laughter you and I would have together on the phone.  I miss your messages when you would say, "Bridge".  I feel really blessed that you were in my life.  I hope that if there is an after life, you will be there."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 10th June 2014

"6 June 2011, That day filled our hearts with sorrow and tears. Your last breath, the look in your eyes, I didn't want to let you go. I only want to be with you I remember you saying. After 3 years, I'm still unclear on what happened to us. After 3 years you are loved more and more. I miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 10th June 2014

""A different kind of poverty now upsets me so. Night after sleepless night, our room is so cold and the walls ask where have you gone?"."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 10th June 2014

"6 June 2014:  Message from Josette: Mom, its been exactly three years since I saw you last. I really hope you are in a better place now. I look back and I remember all the times only you and I hung out. I miss those times. I miss the little things we used to do. When I was younger, I took your love for granted. Now I wish I really didn't. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you are the most important person in the world to me and I love you with all my heart."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 3rd June 2014

"Whatever happened to wishes we wished on a star?

Now I realize … dice was loaded, doctors grim from the start, but we will beat this!  We heard of survivors, Laura you fought so bravely, endured chemo for 13 months.  And with help from family and friends, you withstood despair, anguish, torment.  Your broken body was shutting down, yet I still believed.  Selfishly, I didn’t want anyone else to touch you.  We thought we could win."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 3rd June 2014

"June 6, 2014

In Loving Memory of Laura Batchelor-Ver.  Third Death Anniversary: June 6, 2011.  It’s been 3 years, and Laura we love you every day.    Every day you are in our thoughts and hearts.  Jose, Kyle and Josette Ver"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 15th October 2013

"October 9, 2013 would be our 20th anniversary.  A joyous day in 1993 at Ms. Pearls Jam House / Phoenix Hotel with my beautiful bride, my beautiful wife, the woman of my dreams.  Lets go back down the years and do it again.  Nothing can compare with you."

This tribute was added by Rich McCarty on 6th July 2013

"There are so many hilarious memories but the most appropriate is that every July 4th I'd say to myself "I mustn't forget Laura's birthday day after tomorrow."  But of course I would and I'd call on the 7th or the 8th and you'd say "Darling, that's ok.  I accept gifts until Labor Day.""

This tribute was added by J'aime Amadeo on 6th July 2013

"Remembering all the laughter, fun, silliness, and warm memories of our friendship. Still think of you every day. Know your spirit is forever with us! With love, The Amadeo-Ranch family"

This tribute was added by Tony Dolojan on 6th July 2013

"Dearest Laura
Bebing and I would have loved to have shared more time with you guys and know each other more...rest Laura, assured that Joji fills your children's lives with his and your love. Every time we get to communicate with Joji, we feel how you continue to live in him. Peace...Prayers..."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 6th July 2013

"Happy Birthday Laura with love eternal!"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 24th June 2013

"All weekend, re-living that Friday night in San Francisco (21 June 1991) at Dolores St, then Club Bang.  Door man at the Club could not refuse you nor did I stand a chance, your green eyes, your hand in mine.  It was that look, the start of so many nights, don't ever go."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 21st June 2013

"Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again ..."

This tribute was added by Beth Batchelor on 11th June 2013

"Laura, I miss you so much. I want you to know just how special those last few weeks were, and how much I cherish them. After all those years as my sister (in law)--knowing you since you were three years old--- we became true friends here in Texas. I love you, my sister and my friend, and I smile whenever I think of you. I hope you know how much I love you. Beth"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 6th June 2013

"Dearest Laura, You are lovingly remembered today and every day, in our hearts – you are so beautiful to think of, but so hard to live without you...  (second anniversary; June 6, 2011)"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 4th February 2013

"Sometimes In Winter
I wish the empty streets
Would fill with laughter from the tears
That ease my pain"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 23rd October 2012

""It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree.  The wounds remain.  In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens.  But it is never gone."

Mrs. Rose Kennedy
Wife of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. (1890 - 1995)"

This tribute was added by Larry Batchelor on 6th July 2012

"Happy Birthday Little Sister,
I was remembering today about your second summer.  I pushed you in a stroller around the block which pretty much was a potato field about 1 1/2 mile around.  I always sang. While singing "What's it all about", and you'd sing, "Alfie." I was the 1st to hear your beautiful singing voice."

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 6th July 2012

"Happy Birthday with all our love!"

This tribute was added by Beth Batchelor on 7th June 2012

"Oh Laura, I miss you so much!  I'll be driving and all of a sudden I'll hear your laughter in my mind, and I just have to smile. I truly believe that we will one day be together again in heaven, and I'm grateful to God for that. In fact, I often wonder about the fun you and Mom are having now! I love you deeply, and I always well.  Your sister (in-law), Beth"

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 6th June 2012

"6 June 2012
Dearest Laura,
Twelve months passed, I often speak your name, and "in the silence of my lonely room I think of you night and day ...""

This tribute was added by Jose Ver on 13th February 2012

"Laura, sadness is constant, tears flow in silence.  We miss the funny things you say and do.  Kyle and Josette are my pillars of strength, joy and inspiration."


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