ROCKLAND — Laurie Clark Morin, 51, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 16, 2012, surrounded by her family, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
Born in Greenport, Long Island, N.Y., on March 5, 1966, she was the daughter of John F. and Mary A. Webb Clark.
After graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1979 of Shelter Island High School on Long Island, she attended Baptist Bible College in Clark Summit, Pa. There she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.
For more than eight years, she taught at Hackensack (N.J.) Christian School.
Returning to Long Island, Laurie earned her master’s degree in elementary education at South Hampton University.
Introduced to her future husband, Craig R. Morin, by their pastor, the couple married Feb. 10, 1991.
They made their home in Connecticut, where Laurie taught at Emanuel Christian Academy.
In the mid-1990s, Laurie moved with her family to Maine. Since moving here, she worked as a tutor at Rockland District High School and served as administrator for Midcoast Christian High School.
One of Laurie’s greatest passions was being a full-time mom and homeschooling her four children.
A licensed Maine teacher, she reviewed portfolios for homeschoolers in the Midcoast area. Laurie also served as a regional representative for Homeschoolers Association of Maine.
An active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Camden, she taught Sunday School and ran the Wednesday night PATCH Club, helped with Daily Vacation Bible School and enjoyed involvement in that church’s music ministry playing the flute.
Ever since she graduated as valedictorian of her class, Laurie’s goal and purpose in life has been to serve her Lord in her life and family. All of her children stated that their mom was a great mom! Her family said that Laurie’s life has truly been one of service, mainly to her children. She was a great influence on many children’s lives at the churches and schools where she has been involved.
Predeceased by her father, Laurie is survived by her husband of 22 years, Craig R. Morin; her children, Nathaniel C. Morin, Justin L. Morin, Joel E. Morin and Charis E. Morin; her mother, Mary Clark, all of Rockland; two brothers and their wives, John and Judy Clark of Bremen, and Todd and Charlotte Clark of Warren; nieces and nephews including Ian, Hannah, Hope and Lincoln; as well as a large extended family.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 164 Cobb Road, Camden, where a celebration of Laurie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Pastor Timothy Gillam and Mr. Al Thibeault will officiate. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Baptist Mid-Missions, c/o Cornerstone Baptist Church, 164 Cobb Road, Camden, ME 04843, please indicate “The Champeons” in the memo line.
To share a memory or story with Laurie’s family, please visit her online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.