Laura Lee Cloward Steiner

1966 ~ 2023

Laura Lee Cloward Steiner, loving mother, grandmother and sister, passed away unexpectedly on January 22, 2023. Laura was born on November 23,1966, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Daughter of Barbara Lee Martinez and Kim B Cloward. She graduated from Granger High School in 1985, attended SLCC and the University of Utah. Laura loved her children, her grandchildren and her dogs. She also loved going to concerts with her soul sisters, traveling, tigers and rooting for her Pittsburgh Steelers on Sundays.

Survived by her mom Barbara Martinez, biological dad Ken Smith, and three children: Tiffany Callahan, Lisa (Jonny) Campbell, and Nick (Rowan) Steiner; nine grandchildren: Titan, Maizee, Mason, Rho, Noah, Peyton, Lily, Charlie, and Max; loving sisters: Jana (Frank) Frampton, Jenn (Matt) Young, Alicia (Gina) Cloward and half sisters Kerri Priano, Shannon (Michael) Kime; as well as her nieces and nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Kim, her grandma Laura, granddaughter Chloe, along with many other family members.

We will miss our Mom for the rest of our lives. We will miss going on trips with her, the holidays, and the many get-togethers we had throughout the year. She loved being a grandma more than anything in the world. It was her favorite title in life. She also adored her two dogs, Layla and Freyja. They were her world.

She was a valued employee at the University of Utah (HMHI) for over 20 years. She loved her job and her co-workers. Laura also volunteered her time with CASA and worked with many young children. She was always wanting to go above and beyond to help anyone who needed it.

Her children ask for friends and family to please join us in a Celebration of Laura’s Life on June 24, 2023. Laura’s favorite season was the summer, and we know it was her wish to celebrate her life in the warm months with everyone who loved her. Details will come as the date gets closer.


My deepest sympathies and condolences to Laura’s family. ❤️

- Lisa Blondell

What an exceptional woman!! She will be so missed by everyone who knew her and mostly her family 😭 but her memories will live forever 💞
It was an honor to know her for the past 3 years!!
Our love and sincere deepest sympathy to all of you who cherished her so much!!

- Hugie Land

Laura, you will be missed more than you know. 💔 You were beautiful inside and out. A friend to everyone and you were always there for those in need. Your grandchildren were your world. Our Facebook group and events will not be the same. You will be missed but always remembered by all of us. Rest in Peace my sweet friend. Sending love and prayers
Love Dawn

- Dawn Rinaldi

Sorry, for your loss.

- Aundrea.

Laura was the sweetest, most well-meaning cousin. She so cared for our grandmother and I know she loved her kids and grandkids — many cherished photos show her embracing the young ones. That love is forever!

- David L.

We were more than just neighbors, we were an extended family growing up. Laura Lee was the cool older sister with the hot rod car🥰. We reconnected on Facebook and it brought joy to see the beautiful life you created.
Laura Lee, you are thought of fondly and missed immensely.
To the family…there are no words to comfort you, but know this great village is here for you.

- La Shaunda (Lewis) Underwood

laura was such a good friend - she showed up to two of my baseball games that i umpired and that we talked at the games and after and on facebook - i am totally sad that she has passed on - she is and well always be a great person that i have known since seventh grade and was proud to graduate with her from granger in 1985 - she well always be in my heart and a great friend i well miss you laura -and please be in peace with your family in heaven
well always miss you
richard dusenberry

- Richard Dusenberry

Laura had a great sense of humor. She was a knowledgeable friend and hard-working colleague at UNI and HMHI and always was there to help. My deepest sympathies to her entire family and wishes for love, light, and peace in the days to come.

- Jenny Jensen

I had the pleasure of working with Laura for most of my time at the University of Utah for the past 20 years. She was kind, patient, and always had a smile for others, even when she herself might've had a hard day. I appreciated her professionalism and will miss her greatly. I'm so sorry for everyone's unexpected loss.

- Philip Baese

I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to work with Laura and experience how genuine, compassionate, kind, and caring a person can be. She worked tirelessly to help others, always going the extra mile for those in need of support. She was always there to lend a hand, to listen and to offer advice, and provide a smile when you needed it. She truly made this world a better place to live in, and it will be a dimmer place without her in it. Rest in peace my friend.

- Brady Groneman

I am very sad to hear of Laura’s passing at such a young age. I worked with Laura for several years at UNI. She was friendly, kind and fun. She was so proud of her family and her grand babies. Condolences to her family that she loved so much. I will always remember Laura’s beautiful smile.
Donna Stockebrand
Taylorsville, Utah

- Donna Stockebrand

I have so many great memories of Laura, we grew up on the same street and lived four house away from each other. It’s sad to think she has passed so young. Laura you had a beautiful and caring heart and I will always remember the good times. Say hello to your Dad Kim for me, I miss the talked he and I had on the front porch of the old house.. rest easy my dear friend.


- Eric Nichols

Our hearts are with you. Laura was such a sweet and fun friend to be with. Her wicked sense of humor and inviting nature made her easy to love. She will never be forgotten, and the world won't be the same without her.

- Julianne Anderson

I went to school with Laura in Jr highschool and Granger High. We also were friends on FB always liking each other's posts. Of our grand kids and other things. She did love her kids and grandkids, and the 2 fur baby's so much!! Beautiful soul she was, and will be deeply missed by all... Gone too soon (RIP) my friend....🥰💔

- Wendy Bennett

Laura worked with my daughter, Lorri. They became good friends & Laura & her mom, Barbara, supported Lorri with her NODD events, gave support when our grandson died, & was there to support us when Lorri passed. Laura was there for everyone & she made every friend feel like they were her favorite. Laura, I loved you like a daughter & you touched more lives than you could ever imagine.
Til we meet again…

- Sandy Webb

While I never got to meet Laura, I know how much of a wonderful mother she was to my friend Tiffany and her siblings. I wish every strength to her family at this time and send my deepest sympathies and condolences from the United Kingdom, Rest in Peace Laura. Xx

- Rai Eastham

Laura,i am blessed to have had the years we had together as a couple,friends and my have and always will be in my heart,thoughts and my were taken from all of us way too soon i will always remember the time we shared and cherish every memory,i can still see your beautiful smile and hear your laughter when i close my eyes and feel your little hands in glad we shared the same birthday it was an adventure to have that with you and now it means so much more.i miss you everyday and cannot wait til our paths cross again and i can see that wonderful smile and hear you laugh.til then semper fi my friend.i luv you.To the family and lauras children and grandchildren. I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother she was the greatest person i have ever known and i truly am blessed to have been a part of her life.she taught me how to live again.i hope all of you will find peace in your time of hurt and confusion. And the grandchildren will always remember laura for she loved them so very much,they were her life as were each of you.she loved with a full heart and held nothing back.she had some life long friends that were great people she loved and my prayers go out to all of them and you thank you for having me as part of your family i will never forget anyone friends and family.Jon.L

- Jon. Lyons