Laurie Ann (Coombs) Shields lost her long courageous battle with diabetes September 3, 2016, at EMMC. She was born October 28, 1956, in Bangor, to G. Raymond Coombs and Mary Ellen (Lalley) Coombs.
Laurie survived by her husband, Charles Shields, of 37 years; and their two children, Chad and Briana Shields. She had one grandchild, Spencer Shields, who she loved and adored very much. Laurie is also survived by her mother, Mary Ellen; her two sisters, Mary Ray Hartmann and her husband, Tom, and Anna Leek and her husband, Brian; mother-in-law, Arlene Shields; sister-in-law, Diana Barrows; and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Laurie attended Brewer schools and was employed at Customer Service in the Bangor Mall, which she enjoyed for many years. Laurie also loved her cat, Lady Jane, who kept her company throughout hard times.
Laurie will be buried alongside her father at Mattawamkeag Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016.