Laura Diane Mitchell Tafoya, 42, of Clovis went to reside with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 25, 2014 following a tragic accident. Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, March 31, 2014 at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N Norris St., with Pastor Dick Ross presiding.
Laura was born in Albuquerque on July 31, 1971 to Dan and Kathie Thompson. She graduated from ENMU and made Clovis her home. Laura married Mark Mitchell in 1993 and together they had a beautiful daughter, Alexa Mitchell. Laura married Ronnie Tafoya in 2007 and he preceded her in death. At the time of her death she was engaged to Dr. Keith Barker and together they shared many wonderful experiences. In addition to having owned two Allstate Insurance agencies, Laura was a certified optometric technician and worked at Eye Care Clinic over a span of 20 years. Laura was a gourmet cook and will be forever remembered for her exquisite culinary creations. Most of all, Laura had a beautiful and gentle soul and her absence is deeply felt by the ones she has left behind. Laura was an avid soccer player in her youth, later developed a passion for golf, and was so proud of her most recent accomplishment of becoming a certified scuba diver.
Her grieving survivors include her cherished daughter Alexa, her beloved fianc, Keith Barker, parents Dan and Kathie Thompson, sister Deedra Johnson and Jamie, niece Danni Johnson, nephew Jagger Johnson, her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who loved her and will miss her.
Pallbearers will be: Thomas Tafoya, Jamie Johnson, Gary Thompson, Kevin Burke, Mark Mitchell and Calloway Clark.
Arrangements are under the direction of Steed Todd Funeral Home 800 East Manana Blvd Clovis, New Mexico 88101 575 7635541. You may also sign the family guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
Dear Dan and Kathie, We have been praying for you in this time of sorrow. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. May the Lord bless and be with you and your family. With Much Love and continued Prayers,
Gerald, Susan LaFont and Family
Gerald and Susan LaFontElephant Butte, NM
Thinking of all of you during this time of sorrow. May Laura rest in peace, and may you all find peace to go on. I send all my love and prayers to each of you.
Stacy MerrillSpokane Valley, WA
Dan Kathie and everybody in the family.
I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing worse than loosing one of you kids and your mother at such an early age and stage of your life. Our thoughts are with you and if there is anything we can do for you, please dont hesitate to call.
David Loreen Perry and family
David PerryAlbuquerque, NM
To Keith and all of the family, Laura was such a lovely person we will miss her, Gene and Sue.
Gene and Sue GibbsClovis N. M., NM
Keith, so sorry for your loss. You and Lauras family will be in my prayers.
Rose HernandezClovis, NM
I pray for all family and friends laura was so beautiful .and a great friend to my daughter tonya she will be so missed.she will always be in our hearts.
kathy stewartclovis, NM
Danny, Kathie, and Deedra
So very, very sorry to hear of Lauras passing. My heart is heavy for your loss. I remember her childhood so well living across the street, soccer, school, etc. Gods grace and comfort be with you. Deepest sympathy and love.
Kay Marshall DrokeEl Paso, TX
We love you Laura Alexa. Monette Gene Nelson
Monette NelsonClovis, NM
My darling LoLo...I miss you like crazy. You have been my Bestie for 20 years. You are the BEST...and I am honored to have had you call me your best friend ALL these years. I will keep my promise to be there for Lexa. She is your clone
Cyndee NelsonClovis, NM
This is for Keith Barker:
So sorry for your loss. Words are hard to come by in this situation. I have no doubt that you two loved each other. Youve had your ups and downs as all couples do and this has to leave a void in your heart. Please turn to God and try to get some answers you have been told everything happens for a reason. You must believe that God was in need of a good woman when he took her hand and led her to her eternal home called Heaven. You will see her again when you are called to Heaven.
With Sympathy, Beulah Duncan
Beulah DUNCANClovis, NM
Alexa, I am very sad for your loss and now is the time to reach out to God for help in understanding what has happened and maybe why. I think he wanted some extra angels that would specifically watch over you and keep you safe. And we all know that she will do the best at watching over you lovingly. Just look up toward the sky and you will get a glimpse of her.
Sorry for you loss
Beulah DuncanClovis, NM
There are no words that adequately express how sorry I am for your loss. Laura was an angel on earth. She was there for me when my husband developed cancer and after he went to heaven to get healed she was there. She blessed all who knew her. She will continue to bless us as an angel in heaven. May God bless and hold in his loving arms during this difficult time.
Irene HarlowClovis, NM