I am Laurie's daughter, and this is probably the final message that will be given on her deviantART account.
Laurie went into a coma on the 5th of July 2009. She was taken off of life-support on Friday July 10th, 2009.
This is her obituary:
Laurie Ann Benjamin Grover, 46, of Austin passed away unexpectedly on July 10. Laurie was the loving mother to her three beautiful children, Michael Thomas, Jennifer Lauren, and Caroline Elyse and dedicated wife to Thomas Carl Grover for 29 years. Also survived by her parents Linda and Arthur Benjamin, brother, Michael Benjamin, and countless other family members and friends. Laurie was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 17, 1963 and moved to Clear Lake City, TX where she attended high school. After marrying Tom, they moved to Beaumont and then to Austin in 1984. Laurie was intelligent and passionate about her family and her many hobbies. Laurie was an accomplished artist, interior decorater, jelwery designer, and entrepeneur selling some of her beautiful works at the 6th Street Art Festival. Laurie cherished her family, her home, and her precious kitties. She and her family were members of Celebration Church in Georgetown. Laurie was taken far too soon but we realize that we will be with her again.
Laurie Ann Benjamin Grover
6/17/63 - 7/10/09
Rest in Peace
I would personally like to thank all of the wonderful people her at dA that she called her friends. I would also like to thank you for your caring and support in the matter of her illnesses.