Laura Denise (Grumm) Meldrum
August 31, 1958 to January 24, 2009

This site is dedicated to the memory of Laura Meldrum

Photo Pages
Page 1 - The service
Page 2 - The reception

Page 3 - From the Wedding Album
Page 4 - From the Wedding Album (continued)

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Laura in her "10lb Sack of Potatoes" costume
at the St. Philip Halloween Skating party
She had this costume from when she was about 12 years old.

Laura directing the kids in "On Top of Spaghetti"
at the St. Philip Pasta Night


Laura Meldrum was born August 31, 1958 to Rev Roland and Carolyn Grumm and entered into rest January 24, 2009 in Pleasanton, CA.

Laura was born in Indiana and was raised in San Francisco.  She graduated from Lowell High School and San Francisco State University.  She moved to Livermore in 1995.  Laura was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton and taught for 18 years at St. Philip School in Dublin.

Laura is survived by her husband Tim Meldrum and daughters Julia and Katy Meldrum; parents Rev. Roland and Carolyn Grumm of Reno, NV; sister Nancy (Brian) Crosby of Reno, NV; mother and father-in-law Phil and Lucy Meldrum of New Baltimore, MI; brother-in-law Phil Meldrum of Ira, MI; nieces Alana and Kailyn Crosby, Evelyn Meldrum and Michelle Meldrum Newman.

Laura loved scrapbooking, planning family camping trips, and hippos!

There will be a Celebration of Life service held at 11am, Saturday, January 31 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton.  A reception will be held after the services at St. Philip Lutheran School at 8850 Davona Dr. in Dublin.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Laura D. Meldrum Scholarship fund.  Checks can be made out to the St. Philip Lutheran School.


From the School

Born on August 31, 1958, Laura Meldrum, a much loved teacher and St. Philip Lutheran School for over 17 years was suddenly called home to heaven on January 24, 2009.  Laura joined the St. Philip family in 1991, and has been a faithful teacher since that time serving in a variety of capacities beyond her classroom responsibilities.  She served in the role of Chapel Leader, coordinator of Spellabration, assisted with International Day, Reading Day, Coached  the annual track meet among many things.

Laura touched the lives of her students in such personal and meaningful ways.  She will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her vitality and energy for life, and her strong faith in Jesus.  She loved to teach, loved children, and was well respected by parents and her fellow teachers.  She was always quick to volunteer to serve and was involved in so many ways in the educational ministry of St. Philip Lutheran School.

Laura entered the field of professional education when she completed her BA in Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University in 1981.  She continued with her formal education by pursuing graduate studies in Early Childhood Education and was granted her M.A. from San Francisco State University in 1985.  She then completed all the requirements for a Clear California Teaching Credential in 1991.  She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association and the San Francisco branch of the Association of Education for Young Children.  Laura was a well trained and highly regarded professional educator.

Prior to serving at St. Philip, Laura was similarly involved in teaching activities at her home congregation, St. Paulus Lutheran Church in San Francisco.  While there, she served as a teacher in the Wee Care Pre-School, as director of the before and after school Child Care Program.  She served as an elementary teacher at St. Paulus Lutheran School from 1981-1986.  She was also involved as a youth leader, was active in fundraising for Lutheran Social Services and AAL volunteer programs.  Laura also did summer word as an Activities Director at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch.

Laura was blessed with a loving husband, Tim, with whom she shared 19 years of wedded life together.  This union was blessed with two wonderful daughters, Julia, who is a 9th grade student at Granada High School in Livermore; and Katy, who is in the 6th grade at Our Savior Lutheran School in Livermore.

Laura will be long remembered and forever missed as a teacher, friend, mother, wife and delightful child of God in whose presence she now enjoys.