Laura was born March 19, 1924 at Sioux Falls, the daughter of Ramona and Emille Ogdie. She grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from high school. Laura was a homemaker and a stay at home mother. She enjoyed attending dances, listening to country music and was known as a great cook. She is survived by her children, Frances Hicks, Steve Martin, Robert Martin, Marty Swygart, Gene Ridenour and Ray Ridenour; many grandchildren and extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cheryl, and four siblings, Marcello Corea, Jim Ogdie, Rudy Odgie and Alta Siegrist.