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Laura Maria Campos De Milnes February 18, 1960 - February 4, 2019

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Laura M. Milnes (Campos) of Mesa, AZ; 58. She was the beloved wife of Richard Milnes, passed away peacefully at Desert Banner. She was born in Mexico City, February 18, 1960. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and attended East Los Angeles College. She had been employed as a civilian by Glendale Police Department, Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department and the Burbank Police Department in California. After the earthquake in 1994, Laura decided to leave California and headed to Arizona where she met her future husband. Laura also, worked as a civilian for the Mesa Police Department(Falcon). Upon retiring, she settled into the role of a housewife. Laura’s two favorite destinations that she often visited were Maui and Sedona. A trip was planned for Maui. She had a great life. She is survived by her mother Ana Camps, brother Daniel, Saul, Ricardo of California and a sister Mona in Las Vegas. Lifetime best friends Theresa and Ester Ybarra of Alhambra and West Covina, CA. Mercy Crenshaw, San Dimas, CA. Laura is survived by many nieces, nephews extended family and good friends. Laura also known as Nana, leaves behind her step-daughter Melonie Milnes and two granddaughters Darian and Mia Keith, who now make Nana’s salsa, and a step-son, Ralph Milnes. Laura was preceded in death by her father, Ricardo Campos of Los Angeles. Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Sophie Milnes of Dracut, MA. Three cats: Dallas, Magic and Kit Kat. Dogs: Oso, Gogetta, Sunny, DJ (deets) and Yoshi (motto). She is survived by her three dogs Swat, Ziva and Rose. And aunt Elenie Mines of Lowell, MA. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Check for a future date. She earned her Angel wings. Laura will be greatly missed by her family…


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    Richard Milnes says

    Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within me, Forever in my heart.

    No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why…

    Your husband, Richard

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    Ceci Ybarra says

    I have fond memories of good times I shared with Laura when I was a kid. Her smile and laughter was contagious. I will never forget it. Richard, please accept my deepest condolences. May God always bless you with beautiful memories of the sound of her laughter & memories of great times you spent together.

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    Sergio D Acosta says

    text: 5 February 2019 @ 8:11am. Sergio D Acosta and Mother Elena Ybarra.
    Richard, Sophie and Ralph Milnes:

    Laura Campos Milnes was a Nice, Sincere, Loving and Very Special Friend that will truly be missed and will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Campos Family says

    Text Message 6 February 2019 @ 7:37pm. Sent from Mona.

    Thank you very much from behalf of Campos family. Our daughter, our sister will be missed.

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    Teresa Ybarra says

    Text Message: 6 February 2019 @ 6:09pm. Teresa cell and Joe Ybarra.

    Teresa Cell: Thank you for the update and I loved Laura’s picture.

    Joe Ybarra: agree, nice write up too.

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    Elenie Milnes says

    My tears are in my face sometimes they cannot be stopped and they are burning my face. You embrace everybody with open arms, love and your beautiful eyes. They were smiling more, from your success and pride. You left us, with beautiful and unforgettable memories. You touch everybody’s heart. I pray for you every moment. But my tears say do not stop. They will stop when we meet again!

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    Melonie Milnes says

    I have had the pleasure of Laura Milnes as a Stepmom for the past twenty plus years. She was a loving and amazing person. She had a big heart and always thought of others. Laura had a big heart for animals as well, and her current babies miss her dearly, as they look around, wait by the door, or lay on her jacket. Laura called my daughters and I (her girls) We shared many special times together. Family trips, holidays, lunches, dinners, shopping (her favorite), dancing, talking, laughing-those are the times I am going to miss. Your infectious laugh, your radiant smile, and calling us sweetie. I wish I could hear your laugh again, I wish I could have told you goodbye. You will be missed by my girls and me. I know you are still looking down on your girls, but wish you were still here! Love you always.

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    Mia Keith says

    Dear Nana,
    I am so sorry for what happened to you. I wish you were here right now seeing Uncle Ralph, he is also sad for what happened to you. I will miss Nana yelling my name MIA! Nana I always loved when we went to the store with you. Nana Christmas was always fun with you, I am sorry that was our last Christmas. Hey Nana I wanted to tell you something, I wish you had one more birthday. I was going to buy you an angel, and I still will. I will leave it with your portrait. C.B., Stanley, Kit Kat, Sunny, Yoshi, D.J., Dallas, Magic and you will all be up in heaven to see each other. I love you Nana and miss you.

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    Darian Keith says

    I will miss the sleepovers, and watching crime shows with you (I always pointed out the bad guys). On my first sleepover – I chose to sleep here. I will miss our long talks. You used to talk to me about when I was a baby. I remember coming back from Taco Bell and bringing you tacos. I wish I could of showed you my back hand spring and back flip I just learned. Nana you were always excited to see me and I was always excited to see you. Thank you for teaching me how to make the green hot salsa, chicken and pork chops. My favorite holiday with you was Christmas, and how with each gift you got, you always cried happy tears. Nana in memory of you I’m making a quilt of all your favorite shirts. I love you always and will forever miss you. Your girl.

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    Ralph Milnes says

    I am sorry I was not able to say goodbye to you. I loved you very much as one of my parents and one of my teachers. You taught me to treat others how I would wish to be treated. You taught me how to be strong and have faith that everything happens for a reason. Some of my most cherished memories with you were during our late-night talks on the patio when I was a young adult. I also have a whole new appreciation for your hobby of taking pictures. We all love and miss you, rest in paradise.



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    Heather Makrez says

    UMASS Lowell

    Oh Richard, I am so very sorry. Please accept my deepest condolences. We are thinking of you and your family…

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    Teresa Ybarra says

    Good Morning Richard,
    Been thinking a lot about Laura since today is her Birthday. Any news/updates regarding services for her? Our prayers are with you.


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    Vicki Keast says

    Dear Richard:

    I am very sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. I am shocked and saddened. I hope she knows that I loved her and miss her so much. I hope you’re doing ok and if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

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    Maria says

    Laura, my sister, I loved you so much, despite not being close at the end. It warms my heart to read all the beautiful things your family writes about you. I’m also happy to know that you continued to be that loving giving person that I remembered.. my sister, gone but not forgotten.

    Anyone interested in attending Los Angeles memorial can call me at 702-580-3056

    Maria Castillo (a.k.a Mona)

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    Maria Castillo says

    My Sister who I loved so very much despite not being close at the end. It warms my heart to read all the beautiful things your family writes about you. I’m also happy to see that you continued to be the warm giving person that I remembered. My Sister, gone but not forgotten.

    Anyone wishing to attend Los Angeles memorial can contact me at 702-580-3056.

    Maria Castillo (aka Mona)

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