Laura Urmston was born April 3, 1958, in Inglewood, California. Jim and Laura have been married for almost 35 years, but together for 42 years, spending more than half of their lives with each other. Laura and Jim have three daughters; Crystal, Jackie & Tiffany.
Laura went to nursing school in Riverside, California where she was first in her class with perfect attendance. She started her nursing career in Arizona in 1994 at the VA hospital. She loved working with the veterans, but she was a bit jealous of Jim when he opened “Jim’s Second Street Grill,” so Laura left her nursing career to join him and the restaurant quickly became “Jim and Laura’s Second Street Grill.”
Laura’s nursing career was a blessing in disguise because in 1998 she was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension. She was able to understand her disease better than anyone and knew her body better than most doctors, and she wasn’t afraid to tell them that! Unfortunately, this disease brought the family back to California and away from the restaurant that she loved so much.
In 2007 Jim and Laura decided they had enough of California and moved to a place where they could semi-retire; Midlothian, TX. Jim started driving a school bus, and in true Laura fashion, she got a bit jealous and decided she was going to drive a school bus too! Laura received employee of the month and was the first bus monitor to have ever received this award in 2009. That’s just like Laura to be a show-off.
Laura made a wonderful life for herself in Texas – many wonderful friends, neighbors, co-workers and countless memories with family.
She is survived by her husband, James Urmston, children, Crystal Anson and husband, Josh, Jackie Nielson and husband, James and Tiffany Marano and husband, Dave, and grandchildren, Taylor, Brett, Aiden, Brooklyn, Logan, Calvo, and Vinnie
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at 249 Lawson Farms, Midlothian, TX 76065.