Laura Lee Peck (nee Miller) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 5:48 AM in Indio, California. She lived with her dear friend, Dr. Susan Lees. Susan was the caregiver and was there for Laura. The Desert Oasis Hospice team provided excellent assistance and support. Laura would not have been able to stay at home without the assistance of Monica Lopez and family. Laura was 93 years of age. Laura was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Julius L. Rosenbloom of Pueblo, CO, her mother, Flossie Miller (nee Clemmons-Gault), as well as two sons; James F. Peck of North Beach, MD, and John D. Peck of Kansas City, MO, and grandson USMC Marine Raider SSgt Ellecer Nathan Cortes-Peck of Menifee, CA. Laura Lee is survived by her brother, Fred Miller of Carlsbad, CA and sister, Freda Cobb of Barstow, CA. and sons, Steven Peck of Kansas City, MO, Lawrence Peck (Kathy) of Ann Arbor, MI, Daniel Peck of Kansas City, MO, and Kenneth Peck (Linda) of Redding, CA. And grandchildren, Brady, Gwendolyn (John Barber), Spencer, Audrey, and Austin Peck. And surviving spouses, Cecilia Cortes-Peck (James Peck) and Erika Leyva (Nathan Cortes-Peck). Laura Lee was born September 29, 1928, in Pueblo, CO. She moved with her family to Ellsworth, KS and then to Barstow, CA. In the 1940’s she worked with the railroad in Barstow. After the war Laura Lee became an RN at Los Angeles County Hospital training program. There, she enjoyed the extensive LA trolley system, with travel to beaches and Santa Monica pier. Laura Lee graduated top of her class in 1951. She married USMC Sgt. Edward Peck that year and moved to Kansas City, MO, her husband’s hometown. Laura Lee worked as a homemaker, raising her six boys. She returned to nursing in 1968 in Kansas City, MO. Then in 1980 she returned to the deserts of her California youth, working in nursing until her retirement in 1993. Laura served as Utility Review Supervisor at JFK Memorial (1980-1984) Indio, CA and later, Progresso Health Clinic (1989-1993), Coachella, CA. Laura loved the Spanish language and culture. Literature was a lifelong passion of hers, and she passed her love on to the next generations. All who knew Laura, knew of her great capacity for listening empathetically. And she was an advocate for social justice. She loved to thread ethical themes into conversations, drawing people into her compassionate rationality. Laura also provided a wealth of lasting support and friendship to outreach programs such as Loaves and Fishes & the Indio Library. Laura enjoyed many terms of endearment, " Mom, Grandma, Dodo, Lola", our deeply loved mother, grandmother, and devoted friend - will be profoundly missed. Memorial Remembrance of Laura Lee will coincide with the Mass intended for her deceased son, Jim Peck, on December 28, 2021 at Jesus the Divine Word in Huntingtown, MD. Private inurnment will be held at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, on Broomes Island Road, in Port Republic, MD.
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