Laura Isabel Christopherson (Hernandez)
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, passed away in her husband’s loving arms, surrounded by family and friends on April 22, 2022 in El Salvador after facing long, hard battles with heart failure.
Oct. 11, 1956, a beautiful baby girl. She was born in Escalon, El Salvador to Marcos and Paula Hernandez. They named her Laura Isabel. She had 6 older brothers (Rogue “Rocky”, Moises, Hector, Chalio, Francisco and Oscar), 1 older sister (Rosa) and 2 younger sisters (Sara and Lidia). As a kid, her role in the family was to clean the house (as a result, one of her mantra’s was that you take care of the things you have, even if you don’t have much). She was discouraged and even scolded for attending school as a kid, but with some rebellion, she did it anyway. She loved going to school, climbing trees, gazing at the sky, watching the birds, playing football (soccer) and softball. She was an adventurous, fearless soul and it is because of that, she accomplished so much for others and touched the lives of everyone who knew her.
1980, a pioneer emerged. With a great amount of faith and a fearless soul, she journeyed to the US. This journey was not one without her suffering but she prevailed at every obstacle and eventually made it to Los Angeles. There, she found her way to the LDS church.
1982, a forever family. After being introduced to the LDS church, Laura married her Idahoan dream boat, Mark Christopherson. They were married on August 6, 1982 and were sealed thereafter. This completed their family. She was a kind and loving mother who would have done anything for her kids.
Soon after, Laura helped bring three sisters and their spouses, nieces, and nephews, safely to the US. They’d have their own battles to face but they wouldn’t be facing them alone. Laura was there for each of them at every twist and turn helping them overcome any obstacle they faced. That was who she was. She gave everything she could to the people she loved. No matter what obstacles we faced, she’d be there, helping us through and finding answers for the seemingly impossible problems.
She will always be remembered for pushing past her comforts and helping others do the same for themselves, reminding them to have faith and that nothing is impossible. For never faltering in her faith and love for God and Jesus. For being passionate and loving her family and friends with her whole heart and soul. For being adventurous and making friends everywhere she went. She was our Angel on earth and forever our Angel in Heaven.
Laura is survived by her husband Mark, son Dive, daughter Wendy, daughter Kathy, son Steven, grandchildren Quesaya, Chloee, Vec, Elend, Taylor, and Sevien, brother Francisco, sisters Rosa, Sara and Lidia, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Laura was preceded in death by her mother Paula, father Marcos, brothers Roque “Rocky”, Moises, Hector, Chalio and Oscar.
Services are being held on Friday, May 20 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT 84092
Viewing: 12:30 pm
Funeral Service: 2:00 pm
Interment will follow at the Larkin Sunset Gardens cemetery.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. I will always remember my friend 🙏🌹
I am so grateful for Laura, she was my first friend in this family. She always made me feel welcome and loved as she filled me in on all the family happenings. She was very patient with my attempts at Spanish and helped me many times to get it right. She certainly raised some beautiful and brilliant children who never cease to amaze me with all of their accomplishments. We love her and all of you and will miss her greatly at all the family gatherings.
Siempre estará en nuestros corazones tía. Sin duda alguna está descansando en paz. Fue un honor haber apoyado con su cuido los últimos días. Abrazos a la familia y especialmente a su alma en el cielo. 🥺💙🙏🏻
La recordaremos siempre tia😭😭
estoy aquí para lo que necesites "te deseo paz,consuelo,fuerza y muchísimo amor en este momento tan triste"😥 "te mando todo mi cariño💕en este momento tan difícil" que sepas que cuentas con mi apoyo incondicional siempre
Mark your wife was a humble and beautiful person. I didn't know her that well my prayers to you and the rest of your family