Laurie Ann (Steph) DeSpain, 31, of Pinehurst died unexpectedly on Friday, May 9, 2008.

She was born to Richard (Rick) and Beverly Steph of Sandia on Nov. 17, 1976, in Alice.

She is survived by her twin children, Walker and Jessie, age 4; parents, Rick and Beverly Steph; Cory Spiegelhoff of Pinehurst; brother, Dana Steph and his fianc/, Dawn Self of Houston; grandmother, Jessie Freeman of Alice; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Alton Freeman of Freer, D.Y. and Elinor Steph of Jacksboro; and grandmother, Bernice Rucker of Mineral Wells.

She was an accomplished structural and architectural designer and worked for various firms during her career. She was outgoing and loved hunting, fishing, music, concerts and spending time at the beach with her children and close friends.

Memorial services were conducted on Wednesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home