Laura Emily (Smith) Barron

March 2, 1924 - February 28, 2017



Laura Emily (Smith) Barron

Laura Emily (Smith) Barron of East Bethel, MN died on February 28th, 2017.  She was 92 years and 363 days old.  She passed peacefully, surrounded by family. Laura was a registered nurse and nursing graduate from St Mary’s Hospital class of 1945.  She was a longtime resident of the Coon Lake community and an active member of the East Bethel Lioness Club.  She was a loving parent and grandmother and will be missed deeply.  Laura was preceded in death by husband (Galen); Parents Marvel & Herbert Smith; siblings Leslie Smith, Joan Kobs and Tom Smith.  Survived by children James (Delaine) Barron, Michelle (Troy Kampa); Grandchildren, Patrick (Tonya), Ryan (Ashley), Sean (Katie) Barron, Emily Kampa, Mary Kampa and 4 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 9:00 a.m.

Interment following Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

A celebration in Laura’s honor will be hosted, by her family, at her lake home beginning at 1:00 pm.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.