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photoblog image Laurel, The Dover Lady

Laurel, The Dover Lady

Our family, friends and community are in complete shock this week.  Tara's parents, Laurel and Captain Bob, both 62 years of age, were in a motorcycle accident last Sunday. It was very serious and Laurel died at the scene. Bob has his back broken in several places, a broken sternum, broken ribs, and a punctured lung.  After extensive testing to see if it was possible, Bob is to have surgery tomorrow (Thursday). 

 

We are devastated. Laurel was my daughter's 'other mother' while I am Tara's. I have known the family since the girls were 6 months old. Laurel has been a school secretary at the Junior High School since she was 19 years old so is very well known in the community. A lot of relatives happen to be home because a surprise party was planned for Bob and Laurel's son's 40th birthday. Lots of boat days were scheduled for this period with the annual poker run planned for the 29th.

 

Life seems a bit unreal right now. My family are all here on vacation too and I have the week off. We are all stunned and heart broken. No one can comprehend that we will never see Laurel again. Life can change in an instant. Give your loved ones an extra long hug today.

 

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Laurel Martin

 

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Captain Bob Martin

Laurel, The Dover Lady

Our family, friends and community are in complete shock this week.  Tara's parents, Laurel and Captain Bob, both 62 years of age, were in a motorcycle accident last Sunday. It was very serious and Laurel died at the scene. Bob has his back broken in several places, a broken sternum, broken ribs, and a punctured lung.  After extensive testing to see if it was possible, Bob is to have surgery tomorrow (Thursday). 

 

We are devastated. Laurel was my daughter's 'other mother' while I am Tara's. I have known the family since the girls were 6 months old. Laurel has been a school secretary at the Junior High School since she was 19 years old so is very well known in the community. A lot of relatives happen to be home because a surprise party was planned for Bob and Laurel's son's 40th birthday. Lots of boat days were scheduled for this period with the annual poker run planned for the 29th.

 

Life seems a bit unreal right now. My family are all here on vacation too and I have the week off. We are all stunned and heart broken. No one can comprehend that we will never see Laurel again. Life can change in an instant. Give your loved ones an extra long hug today.

 

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Laurel Martin

 

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Captain Bob Martin

comments (12)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 20 Jul 2018, 02:15
i'm am so sorry to read about this terrible accident

i do hope Bob will make a complete recovery. i know he has a long road ahead of him.

best to all involved
Oh, Mary - I'm so sorry for your loss... I'm sure your entire community is just reeling. So sad.
This is awful, Mary. I'm so sorry for your loss, life can be very cruel.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:35
Very sad: life can change in the blink of an eye..
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:45
C'est un terrible accident.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:46
I am so sorry to hear your very sad news. It's hard to be comforted at a time like this, so all I can do is wish Bob well in the long path ahead
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jul 2018, 08:50
What a dreadful tragedy for your community. I am so sorry for all affected. You will have an even more important role supporting Tara.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jul 2018, 10:48
That is a hard blow. A difficult time to get through, by all involved. My commiserations with you and your daughter - and all the family, who were working towards some festivities ...
How quickly a life can be snatched from us, Mary. You, your family and the whole community must be devastated by this awful tragedy. Thoughts are with you during this terrible time.
This is among the saddest stories I've read on SC since I started over 10 years ago. You and everybody else must be devastated, I can only hope Bob can recover from his very serious injuries and you and your daughter are able to be strong for Tara in the coming days and weeks.
Oh Mary this is so awful. My sincerest sympathy. I hope the strength in the community will help you all through this terrible time
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and I shall pray for the family...

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