Laura A. Schatz Ortiz died on Feb. 18 in Burns.
Laura was born on August 6, 1962, in Dillon, Mont. to Donald Burwell and Laura Holmes Burwell. She was the youngest of five children.
Whether it was giving someone a ride or just listening when you needed someone to talk to, Laura could always be counted on to lend a hand. She was a giving person who was always willing to help her family and friends.
Laura is survived by daughters, Janelle Peck and husband Roger, and Karmen Schatz; son, Cody Allen; granddaughters, Mykah and Alice; grandson, Joseph; longtime partner, Kevin Allen; and her beloved dog, Porky. She is also survived by sisters, Patty Clark and Radonna Chesney; brothers, Mark Burwell and Roger Burwell; as well as several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Laura was preceded in death by father, Donald; mother, Laura; and sister, Vickie.