Lauren Spresser Obituary

June 25, 2013

in News,Obituaries

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A prayer vigil will be held Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Woodstock, for Lauren Nicole Spresser also, by choice, recently known as Tiger Raphaella Rodriguez, who died on May 27 in Myrtle Beach after a traumatic brain injury from an accidental fall.
Lauren was born Aug. 11, 1982 in Overland Park, Kan. She is remembered by her family as an intelligent, beautiful, enthusiastic and determined child.
She grew up mainly in North Pomfret and Woodstock, and spent a large portion of her childhood at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire battling brain cancer and many subsequent surgeries.
She graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 2001. Despite her health issues and hardships, Lauren embraced life and was determined to live life to her fullest potential. Lauren enjoyed getting away from her medical troubles by attending Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. She was so interested in animals that she had enrolled in veterinary classes online. She made beautiful cross stitch creations and she loved Disney movies and prided herself on her vast collection.
She worked at Spooners in Vermont and also Ramuntos Pizza in Bridgewater. She was also selling Herbal Life and pursuing this as a career. She had recently moved to South Carolina, a dream she had made come true. In just several days at Palmetto Point in Myrtle Beach she had made many supportive friends.
Tiger leaves her father Edward Spresser of Wisconsin. Her great-grandmother Gertrude Hadenchuk of Chicopee, Mass. Her grandfather James Sampson, uncle James Sampson Jr., and aunt Charlene Fantakis all of Massachusetts. She leaves many cousins in Massachusetts and several friends in the Vermont area. She also leaves her beloved pets; a dog Alyssa, three cats, Cheetara, Leo, Tygra; a rat, and a ferret named Tinkerbell. They are being lovingly adopted in the Myrtle Beach area.
Lauren was predeceased by her mother, Laurie Spresser who died battling cancer in 2006 and devoted her life to Lauren’s well being. Lauren was also predeceased by her grandmother Helen Sampson, who she adored.
She chose Tiger as her new name; we honor that now and in her death.
If anyone would like to make a donations in Lauren’s name please send to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.
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