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I send my sincere condolences during this very difficult time. May you all find comfort from the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14.

Posted by: A friend   Feb 09, 2016

Lauri and I were among the few classmates in medical school who lived on the east side of the Iowa River in Iowa City. We spent hours walking back and forth across that river in all kinds of weather de-stressing and supporting each other while getting some much needed fresh air and exercise. I did have a chance to visit Lauri and Kirk in Seattle in 2011 and had a wonderful time. Dave and I will miss her.

Posted by: Cathy Swanson - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Feb 09, 2016

This is terribly sad news. My sincerest condolences to Kirk and all of Lauri's family.

Posted by: Sean Flack - Seattle, WA   Feb 09, 2016

So sorry for your loss...worked with Lauri in ASC. Had no idea that she had been ill. Prayers and thought are with you and your family! She was a very strong woman and was an excellent advocate for her patient's. Condolences.

Posted by: Janice Barnes - Riverside, IA   Feb 09, 2016

Dr. Helmers took such good care of the children see saw, when I recovered them in the clinic, I knew they had been in the best of hands. I enjoyed working with Lauri and our brief (busy) conversations waiting for kiddos to awaken after procedures. May the memories of her joy and love hold you and your family in her arms. Prayers and thoughts to you all during this most difficult time, Lauri will be missed by many.

Posted by: Sharon Olson-Comer - Lone Tree, IA - Coworker   Feb 09, 2016

Laurie was one of my senior residents at the University of Iowa. She was a great teacher and physician.

Posted by: Sally Fortner - Albuquerque, NM - Friend   Feb 09, 2016

I was a friend and coworker of Lauri's in Seattle and treasured our times outside the operating room together. We had great fun exploring new restaurants and I was honored that she shared such deep thoughts and ideas about life with me. She truly cared about her patients and made a difference in their care. Her midwestern anesthesia values were a source of comfort to me and despite her contributions in Seattle she remained a Iowan through and through. I send my deepest condolences to Kirk and the rest of her family. Nicole Pelly

Posted by: Nicole Pelly - Seattle, WA - Coworker   Feb 08, 2016

Laurie and I went to medical school together. I lost track of her but saw her again last summer when she helped with the anesthesia for my grandson to have a procedure. She was so friendly, such a reassuring presence. I was very thankful and hoped to see her again. I was shocked to hear she passed away. I will always remember her fondly.

Posted by: Adelaide Gurwell - Iowa City, IA - Classmate   Feb 08, 2016

I worked with Lauri for several years in Seattle. She was an excellent pediatric anesthesiologist and I valued her greatly as a colleague. Only a few of us knew that she already had cancer at the time that she left Seattle. We had a farewell dinner together at Pair restaurant. Lauri referred to her close Seattle friends as her "Seattle charm bracelet". Most years I would see her at the SPA meeting and we would catch up. I will miss

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Posted by: Sally Rampersad - Seattle, WA - Coworker   Feb 08, 2016

Lauri and I were classmates and graduated together in Sibley, Iowa. I remember her as being sweet, smiling and very bright. Several of us were lucky to have seen her last summer at a class reunion. My condolences to Kirk and her family in this difficult loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Robbi Moody Stevens - Hampton, IA - Classmate   Feb 08, 2016