Laura was born to Steve & Carol Balius in Gordon NE on June 25, 1985, joining two older sisters. Laura lived and loved the western way of life from an early age, spending lots of time on the back of horses and in tractors before she could walk. She passed away on December 1, 2020.
Elementary school was completed at Cherry County rural schools. She graduated from Gordon High School in 2004 where she was active on the volleyball and basketball teams. She pursued a