Laura Louise Glissmeyer


June 2, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
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    June 3, 2021
    11:00 AM
    1005 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Laura Louise Glissmeyer, age 32, passed away peacefully at her parents’ home on May 25, 2021, leaving behind her beloved daughter Lula and her devoted husband, Bryce. Though her body was ravaged by ovarian cancer, she had an unconquerable will to live. Her love for life and for her dear Bryce and Lula saw her through numerous hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, and countless procedures and treatments, inspiring all who knew her. The family wishes to especially thank the doctors, nurses, aides and therapists on Floor 6 West at LDS Hospital where she spent months recovering from her several surgeries and illnesses, and later the Huntsman at Home hospice team who helped her so much in her final months.

    Laura saw and experienced miracles throughout, starting, after years of trying, with the birth of her daughter Lula not long before her cancer diagnosis. After several years of suffering from various unresolved but commonly benign symptoms, Laura insisted that a CT scan be performed, at which time the cancer was first diagnosed already advanced to stage IV. Her first surgery followed soon thereafter, followed by chemotherapy at Huntsman Cancer Institute, which lead to a period of full remission when she was once again able to enjoy precious time with her family and her friends, time she might not have otherwise had if her cancer had progressed even further undetected.

    Laura and her family have been supported by the prayers, love, generosity and innumerable kindnesses of remarkable friends, family, neighbors, employers, co-workers, ward members, and others. Laura was beautiful, kind, generous and fun loving, quiet, determined, eager to please. She loved her family and she loved her Heavenly Father. She was not afraid to examine the foundations of her faith, which provided hope of a joyful reunion with her grandfathers, Keith B. Romney and Boyd A. Blackner, who preceded her in death.

    She was born in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City where she was a captain of the girls’ tennis team and performed in A Cappella and Madrigals. She later graduated from Utah State University where she received a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She enjoyed working for a time with the USU Extension Salt Lake County 4-H program. She loved family trips to Bear Lake, planning Lula’s birthday parties and baking birthday cakes. Laura even baked her own wedding cake, where it famously tipped over in the refrigerator the night before the reception! She and Bryce were married on August 1, 2013 in the Salt Lake Temple.

    Laura is survived by her husband, Bryce Albert Glissmeyer, her daughter, Lula Ann Glissmeyer, by her grandmothers, Janet B. Romney and Ann C. Blackner, by her parents, Jenifer and David Blackner, and by her siblings, Rebekah, Matthew (Jasmine), and Sarah, and also by many adoring in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the Monument Park Ward Chapel, 1005 South 2000 East. Services will also be available to view via Zoom with the following link:
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    A public viewing will be held Wednesday evening, June 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Laura’s name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (, or alternatively, Laura’s friends have established a GoFundMe account for Lula’s benefit at

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    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet daughter Laura. We have so many wonderful memories of her, your family, and the neighborhood. Please know we are thinking and praying for you at this difficult time. Love, Mick, Rani, Brady, and Austin McBride

    - Rani McBride
    I remember Laura from my fourth grade class at Bonneville Elementary. She was a little bit shy back then but I can tell from her touching obituary how much she accomplished in her short life. My heart is saddened with her passing and leaving behind her sweet little girl and her husband whom I’m sure she loves so much. We can be so grateful to know that life on this earth is but a small moment and then if we endure it well, God will exalt us on high. I’m sure that Laura is happy and and rejoicing in a life well lived and that she will be looking down upon her loving little family .

    - Joan Souza Brown
    Dear David and family, Sister Hyde and I wish to express our love for you and our sadness. Joel called last night, and our hears reach out to you. It is hard to realize that you wonderful missionaries are now grandparents and harder to think of your sorrow in losing your much loved daughter. Fortunately her daughter and her husband wk.. continue to be enveloped in your love and faith. We look forward with you to a brighter day. With love, President and Sister Hyde

    - Ronald G. and Mary Helen Hyde
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your gorgeous daughter , Laura. We have no doubt she is as lovely as her mother,Jenny,, and her grandmother Janet . We spent 25 years in the Garden Park 11 Ward with these exquisite women. It was so terribly sad to hear such news . You are a wonderful family, Gliismeyers. Steve and I and all Harmsen’s are grieved at your loss. We love you.....forever. steve. And Kelly

    - Kelly and Steve Harmsen
    We will miss Laura's beautiful smile and contagious laugh. We had her in our home many times through the high school years and even after when this wonderful group of friends would gather together on occasion with our daughter Julie when she was in town. What a pleasure to know her and what comfort to know that we will see her again. Sending our love, sympathy and prayers to the Blackner and Glissmeyer families at this difficult time.

    - Gregg and Sue Morrow
    I'm really sad to hear about this loss. Bryce and family, we're here for you.

    - Nick Canfield
    Bryce, I am so sorry for your loss. Reach out to me if you need anything during this time. My condolences to you and your extended family.

    - Jack Brandt
    The loss of Laura, so loved and so young, is beyond our human ability to comprehend. It is only faith that gives those who loved her the ability to eventually reach peace and acceptance. Our deepest sorrow for your loss and grief.

    - Bob and Cathi Moody
    Grandma Romney wanted to share the following thoughts: I as her grandmother thought Laura was a beautiful, wonderful, kind and loving person. She was a solid member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was just as sweet as I have ever known in a young woman her age. Bryce was so supportive and he’s a wonderful man and I know this is hard for him. He has been such a devoted husband over the years, and I pray that he’ll be blessed through this time. Lula is such a precious little girl, very sweet like her mother. She may not understand what’s happening now, but over the years she will learn to appreciate and understand where her mother has gone and how much her mother and father love her. I’m so sorry to see Laura go this soon but I know she has a lot of support and a lot of people who love her, her mother and father so dearly, just wonderful people who will help her as much as they possibly can. God bless Laura and her family through this trying time.

    - Janet B. Romney
    Jenni and Dave - We have followed Laura's cancer journey through your family and have been amazed at her courage and the courage of your entire family. Please know we are thinking of you at this very tender time. What a beautiful daughter, mother, wife that Laura was during her time on earth. We will be thinking of you during this time of mourning and grieving her loss. Love - JoAnne and Jerry Anderson

    - JoAnne Anderson
    I am so sorry to hear about this. My mother Pam sends her condolences as well.

    - Ariel Rasmussen