SEELEY LAKE ~ Laura Lee Wordsworth Wood, 59, of Seeley Lake, passed away February 5th, 2022 of heart failure. She was born on September 3, 1962 in California to Eileen & Charles Wordsworth. As a young person, she enjoyed every aspect of being a California girl... camping with Girl Scouts, swimming, and beach days with friends. She was the trailblazing big sister and partner in crime to her little sister Tori. After settling into her adult life, she gave birth to her three precious children: son Garth, her daughter Nicole, and youngest son Nicholas. After the tragic death of her son Garth in 2002, Laura moved her family to Montana. She loved Montana from day one, and always said, she did not feel like a displaced California girl living in Montana, but instead felt like a Montana gal who had been living away and was finally home.
Laura was a strong and VERY independent woman, who was first and foremost a mama lion to her kids. She was devoted to her family most of all. When it came to her kids, she was their number one fan and biggest cheerleader throughout life. If anyone knew Laura they would attest to how much she loved all of her children. When it came to friendships, she was a trusted and loyal friend. She maintained close friendships throughout her days, from every stage of her life. And there was always space in her heart for a new friend. She treasured and cherished her "fur babies" and always had a small menagerie of pets to love.
She loved her beautiful home and had a great passion for her elaborate garden in Seeley Lake, and enjoyed looking after both with meticulous care. She was also a very involved member of her community in Seeley Lake. She was a volunteer fire fighter and EMT for ten years. Despite her physical pain, she selflessly gave so much of herself to her community, friends, and family.
No doubt she will always be remembered as being the life of the party. She put all of her rambunctious energy into everything she did in life. Truly, anyone who has ever met Laura, will never forget her, and that is a life well lived! All who knew her and loved her will miss her forever and always.
Laura Lee Wood is survived by her daughter Nicole, her son Nicholas, and son-in-law Travis. She is also survived by her step-mother, Patricia, trusted friend Gerry, and her sister Tori. She was preceded in death by her husband Lenny, her mother Eileen, her father Charles, and her son Garth.
Summer in Montana was Laura’s favorite time of year. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Summer of 2022.
Arrangements are under the care of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Missoula.