Lauren Marsh, beloved wife, cherished mother, precious grandmother and treasured friend, passed away on Friday, May 12th, 2023, at the age of 57. Her death was sudden and tragic to her family and friends as she was a source of love and strength for everyone she touched. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Lauren was born February 23, 1966, in Middletown, Connecticut to Robert & Beverly Howlett, and was the little sister to brothers, Jeffrey, Barry, & Robert. From an early age, she possessed a zest for life and a compassionate heart that endeared her to everyone around her. She grew up in Glastonbury, where she formed lifelong friendships and laid the foundation for her remarkable journey. In high school, she ran cross-country and loved equestrian eventing on her horse, Window Shopper. She often reminisced on her days of delivering the paper via horseback and sunbathing on Window Shopper after school.
In 1988, Lauren met the love of her life, Chas, and their journey together was nothing short of extraordinary. Lauren met Chas, while on his way to Rugby practice. Lauren was visiting her brother
Barry who played for the Daytona Beach Coconuts with Chas. At the time Barry drove a ‘55 Chevy and as things would have it, Chas pulled onto the road right next to them in his Jeep CJ7 and noticed a beautiful woman in Barry’s passenger seat. Barry yelled out the window to follow him to their common friend, Ruthy’s. Chas followed them & when they got out of the car, Barry introduced his sister to Chas. SISTER!
Their bond was built on a foundation of love, trust, and unwavering support. Together they created a beautiful family and shared countless cherished memories. They built a life together in Connecticut where Chas worked for Sikorsky Aircraft. Lauren brought two beautiful girls into the world, Paige and Hailey. In 1999 Chas’ career took him to Bell Helicopter, and they made their home in Aledo, Texas where Lauren was devoted to being a full-time mom. She nurtured her daughters with boundless love and guided them with wisdom and compassion. Lauren's home was a place filled with warmth, laughter, and endless love. Her children will forever carry her spirit within them and be a testament to her remarkable influence.
In 2016 Lauren bravely underwent surgery for her benign brain tumor, a vestibular schwannoma. Though it was benign, it was wrapped around her facial nerve and her surgery took 12 hours to
complete. She recovered like a rockstar and was back to cracking jokes in no time.
She was deeply beloved and the rock of her family. Lauren’s newest chapter was becoming a grandmother (“GaGa”). Her granddaughters, Landry Kate, Noah Claire, and Annie Elizabeth, and grandson, Cash Nolan, brought her immeasurable happiness. She was so looking forward to loving on and spoiling each of them. While she only had a few years of this special time, it was full of laughter and love.
Family meant everything to Lauren. She was a devout full-time grandmother and loved being involved with the kids. Lauren always put others before herself. Lauren's presence illuminated any room she entered, and her infectious laughter and genuine smile had a way of making everyone feel valued and loved. She didn’t have a jealous bone in her body and had a patient and forgiving heart. Lauren was shy and reserved, but when she made a friend, she was friends for life. Lauren was a “dog mom” and so devoted to her Yorkies, Charlie and Twinkie. She loved animals and kept a menagerie of critters around: Ollie the horse, Louie the miniature donkey, and Kate the cat. Lauren was a very gifted artist and enjoyed expressing herself through painting and pottery.
Lauren was preceded in death by her father, Robert Howlett, maternal grandparents, Peter & Janet Rustic & paternal grandparents Leslie & Edith Howlett.
Lauren is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, Charles (Chas); daughter, Paige & husband Devin; granddaughters, Landry Kate & Annie Elizabeth; daughter, Hailey & husband Pierce; granddaughter, Noah Claire & grandson Cash Nolan; mother, Beverly Howlett; and brothers, Jeffrey, Barry & Robert Howlett.
She also leaves behind a wide circle of relatives, friends, and colleagues who will forever cherish her memory. Although Lauren's departure leaves an immense void in our lives, her spirit will continue to live on through the love she shared and the memories she created. May we find solace in knowing that she is with Jesus and that her legacy will forever shine brightly in our hearts. Forever loved and deeply missed, Lauren will be remembered as an extraordinary woman whose kindness, grace, and indomitable spirit touched the lives of many. May her memory be a blessing.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Lauren's honor to Cure Alzheimer’s
Fund https://curealz.org/outreach/in-memory/lauren-marsh/ This cause was dear to her heart, and your contribution will continue her legacy of making a
positive impact in the lives of others.
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