Laurie Pankey-Lane was born November 1, 1965, to Alex and Betty Pankey in Albuquerque, NM and passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 of natural causes.
Laurie graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell, NM and Western NM University in Silver City, NM with a degree in Accounting. She was the Executive Director at the Silver City Chamber of Commerce, and briefly sold real estate before moving to Roswell. She was currently employed by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services as an Associate Broker and was active in both local and state Realtors Associations.
Laurie loved hiking, biking, being in the mountains and volunteering for several organizations. She loved music and attended quite a few concerts with her beloved daughter. Laurie loved to travel and visited several European countries when her daughter lived in Madrid, Spain. Laurie is survived by her daughter Alli Lane of Silver City, NM and currently residing in Talkeetna, AK; parents Alex and Betty Pankey of Roswell; sister and brother-in-law Carrie and Kirk Weems of Roswell; nephews Drew Lucero and Quinton Weems of Roswell; and not to be left out, her beloved Yorkie Coee.
She was preceded in death by very special grandparents, Barney and Evelyn Pankey and Rollen and Margie Litchfield.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peters Catholic Church, 805 S. Main on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Epilepsy Foundation 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785 would be greatly appreciated.
Just learned of Laurie's passing is so sad and I wish her family solitude comfort and blessings for this sweet lady's family, whom I did not know very well but met her through RANM conferences and she was always a very gracious lady. May you all find comfort and you have a guardian Angel taking care of her family indeed.
Alex my deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter.
You and your family are in my prayers.
Priscilla LujanRoswell, NM
Please accept my condolences to a loving family..I missed you at mass earlier and wanted to be sure to connect with you. God bless you in His loving arms.
Jena Stierle AmaralRoswell, NM
To all those close to Laurie, especially her mother, father, and daughter - you are all in my prayers and thoughts with the loss of Laurie. I knew her through RANM and she was always a delight to be around and always wanting to help. A tragic loss. God bless you with His peace and love.
Pat FellSilver City, NM
Dear Alex, Betty, and family,
We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Always remember Laurie's beautiful smile and personality.
The Loy Family
Larry and Dixie LoyRoswell, NM
Lots of love and condolences from your FL based family. We were stunned and saddened at the news of Laurie's passing, may the good LORD console and comfort the family and friends she has suddenly left behind.
Randall and Lisa LitchfieldPalm Coast, FL
Laurie will be greatly missed. She was always such a ray of sunshine.
Kim ClarkSilver City, NM
My heart and condolences go out to her Alex, Betty and Alli. I had the pleasure of spending most of my high school and college days with Laurie. We laughed and cried together and shared a very special friendship. She was a person who made everyone smile and she will be missed dearly. Much love to her family.
Reni JenkinsPhoenix, AZ
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pankey,
I am so sorry for your loss. Laurie was a beautiful and sweet woman and she will be missed by many. Her little dog Coee and my dog Marley became wonderful friends through the fence at Spanish Gate. Every time Marley goes out into the back patio, she goes to the wall and listens for Coee. It is hard to watch.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and Laurie is in a much better place.
Belinda BierwirthROSWELL, NM
Dear Alex and Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray the Lord brings you comfort at this time of need. I will miss her smiling face and beautiful personality. Blessings to you all.
Charlotte ThompsonRoswell, NM
I am so saddened to hear of Laurie's death. She was a beautiful, spunky lady who always had a smile on her face. Prayers for Ali and family. My most sincere condolences to all. Love, Arlene Schadel
Arlene SchadelVail, AK
Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy go out to you. Laurie was a wonderful person. May God comfort each of you. Laurie had remained friends with our sons who went to high school with her. Our love to you. The Lawrence family.
Ed and Ruthie LawrenceRoswell, NM
I just received the sad news today.
After all of these years, my memories of Laurie bring a a smile to my face.
She was a beautiful, kind, and caring friend.
I know God's grace will help through this difficult time.
Faith is trusting in God when life doesn't make sense.
Lots of love and prayers to everyone.
Brian PapworthAlbuquerque, NM
God has gained a new angel. I knew Laurie for a very short period of time. I was a newbie at Berkshire Hathaway and she took me under her wing and was the sweetest to me. I remember the last time she called me and told me she'd love to do lunch. Our lunch date never happened. Fly high my friend. ❤️
My condolences to Laurie's family. I was proud to call Laurie my friend. I was able to have dinner with Laurie in Roswell a few years back and was happy to see that she was as outgoing and as outspoken as she was when we were in high school. What a wonderful spirit Laurie had. God bless.
Bill AndersonLas Cruces, NM
To Laurie's loved ones- my deepest sympathies. May your memories bring you comfort in the time ahead. She was such a wonderful person. I have many fond memories from high school days when we were young girls. May she find eternal rest.
Brenda DeShurleyHouston, TX
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. I pray for your family during this difficult time.
Ramona Langford BeckerAlamogordo, NM
Dear Alex, Betty, Carrie and family, so sorry for your loss. So hard to lose someone so young and dear. To Allie, so glad you got to share many trips and memories with your Mom. Our sympathy for your loss. Love to you all, Bob and Betty Fisher
Bob and Betty FisherAlbuquerque, NM
My deepest sympathies to Laurie's family. I was so happy to have her as a friend for the past 40 years... such a fun, sweet, and kind person. I'll miss her dearly.
Tony Schmittnew york, NY
I close my prayers with "Lord help me make good choices". Laurie taught me that and I am very grateful to have known her. My heartfelt sympathies to the
family and all those fortunate enough to have been a part of her life.
Jimmy FranksRoswell, NM
Laurie was a GREAT person and a great friend. I owe her a lot. Heaven gained an Awesome Angel.... Fly High My Friend, I love you!
Debbie TurnerRoswell, NM
My thoughts and prayers are with her family, may she have GOD speed and all of his BLESSINGS for her next journey.
John MaplesLeander, TX
My sincere condolences to Alex, Betty & family. You all will remain in my thoughts & prayers
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Laurie's family and friends. May God comfort each of you and remind you of His amazing love for you and may He gently guide you to the eternal Hope that He gives.
Barry AndersonRoswell, NM
My sincere condolences to Laurie's family. She was a very sweet soul and will be dearly missed.
Patti KisnerCastle Rock, CO
No words can help you at this time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
In Prayer and Friendship,
Sharon and Billy Bird
Bill and Sharon BirdRoswell, NM
My thoughts and prayers are with her daughter and her family. I have alot of good memories from when we were in middle school and high school. I know she will be truely missed
Stephanie NullSILVER City, NM
Laurie was such a sweet person and will be greatly missed! May God's peace surround you as you go through this very difficult time!
Stephanie FosterRoswell, NM
Our hearts hurt for all of you. We are lifting up your family in prayer, asking for comfort and peace.
You be sorely missed in my heart and missed among your friends as well you were such great soul soaring high above us now see you on the other side my friend
Judi winkler-DrowFt dodge, IA
My deepest sympathy for you all! Laurie was a wonderful person! She will be dearly missed!
Laurie we will all se you soon !! You made it a lot easier to survive high school with your friendship!! Rest in pease Amiga !!
My prayers of deep sympathy go out to this family. I am totally blown away by this and prayers of strength and comfort be with each of you. Sincere love, Cheryl
Cheryl WaffulRoswell, NM