Laura Tyner Cammarota
Laura Tyner Cammarota

August 24, 1954 - January 4, 2021
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Eugene, Oregon
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Laura Tyner Cammarota died on January 4th, 2021, with her beloved husband, Thomas, and daughter, Rubi (Courtney), by her side.

She was born August 24, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, to WWII veteran Melvin Tyner and Sylvia (Shipper) Tyner Bloom. The youngest of three girls, Laura was always surrounded by many friends and family with whom she remained close until the end of her life.

Laura moved to Eugene in 1973 to attend the University of Oregon where she received her BFA in printmaking in 1977. She worked at The Kiva Grocery Store in downtown Eugene from 1981-2014 as the office manager for the majority of her tenure. It was there that she met the love of her life, Thomas, in the produce aisle in 1982. They celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in November 2020.

Laura had an immense heart and was the epitome of a “people person.” She made friends everywhere she went and, regardless of how she felt, always genuinely cared about others. She was an authentic, positive, and dynamic woman who touched many people’s lives with her openness, humor, and joy for life.

She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in mid-2014 and underwent an allogeneic stem cell transplant in April 2015. While she suffered acutely from side effects of the transplant, Laura made the most of the next five years of her life. She helped plan Rubi’s wedding, she celebrated Tom’s retirement, and she became the most adoring grandma to her grandson, Ezra. In December 2020, Laura suffered a relapse of AML, which required aggressive medical intervention to prepare her for a second stem cell transplant. She died of complications related to the treatment.

Laura will be missed by her husband Thomas Cammarota, daughter Rubi Cammarota, son-in-law Al Lepow, grandson Ezra Max, sister Barbara Ann (Boobie Tyner) Light, brother-in-law Ronnie Light, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Sylvia (Shipper) Tyner Bloom and Melvin Tyner, and her oldest sister, Carol (Tyner) Schneider.

A celebration of life will take place after COVID-19 precautions are lifted. Laura will be forever missed, deeply loved, and never forgotten.

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Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery
4810 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR United States 97405
2021-03-01T
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Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery
4810 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR United States 97405
2021-03-01T
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Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery
4810 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR United States 97405
2021-03-01T