Laura Whitley Boguess

November 13, 1959 - June 27, 2020

11/13/1959 - 06/27/2020

Past Services

Friday July 10, 2020
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions

Laura departed this world unexpectedly Saturday, June 27, 2020 at her home.  She was born in Virginia Beach, VA on November 13, 1959, where she lived her entire life.  She went to Star of the Sea School and First Colonial HS.  She worked many years for the City of Virginia Beach in the Print Shop and for the Opera Co. of Virginia while taking care of our Grandparents and Father as they became older.  Laura will be remembered for her eternal smile, her “Hello Sunshine” greeting, and her empathy for those around her.  She will also be remembered for her charitable works, helping with fundraising activities, and small thoughtful kindnesses.  She has left a large hole in our hearts. Laura was preceded in death by parents Marie and Woodrow Whitley and a brother, Woodrow “Butch” Whitley.  Laura is survived by husband Jerry, son Christopher Heartwell, sister Marie McConnell (Jim Kosinski), brother David Whitley (Pat), brother Paul Whitley (Sheila), many nieces and nephews.  Special people in her life include Jim Heartwell, Greta Dolman (her mom Dee), and her many friends at South Beach Grill.  There will be a funeral service Friday, July 10th at 10am at Altmeyer Funeral Home Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Avenue.  A lunch reception will follow at the South Beach Grill on Norfolk Avenue.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Va Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad at 740 Va Beach Blvd. Va Beach, VA 23451.

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Evan and Phyllis Jackson
3 years ago

Dear Family, Just heard late yesterday about Laura’s passing and didn’t know any dates etc for the funeral until just now. So sorry we were not able to join you at her service. We first met Laura in 1966, when we moved next door to her family. Our
children and Laura were about the same age and have many good memories of sharing those years of friendship. As a young adult she became a loving caretaker of her grandparents and both of her parents She seemed to have endless energy and we never heard her complain. We want the family to know we will always treasure those early years of memories and pray you will find peace and hope with your memories of special times shared as a friend or family member. We send our love.

Marcy and Bill Oberndorfer
3 years ago

Jerry ~ we pray that you are comforted by the many pleasant memories Laura left in your heart and on your life. She was a special person whose laughter rang throughout a room–we all knew when Laura was in the house! She will be truly missed by many (and not only for her rum cakes, but that too!) who were lucky to call her their friend. May you and your family find peace in the coming days as you see how she has touched the lives of so many others. With our love, Marcy and Bill

Anna Wyatt
3 years ago

,Laura always treated me as one of her sisters and a part of the family. I will miss your sweet smile and twinkle of mischief in your eyes. And we will truly miss the best rum cakes ever made. Praying for peace and understanding for Jerry, Chris, and Family.