Laura Jeffries Ulam

Profile Updated: May 13, 2014
Residing In: Oak Harbor, WA USA
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Children: Tyler Ulam- born 1991
Sarah Ulam - born 2000

After graduation I went to Skagit Valley College and graduation with my AA transfer degree but did nothing with it. I got married in 1986 and that I guess was my next schooling. That lasted only 1 1/2 years and we parted on friendly terms. During this time I still worked at John Vanderzicht Pool. Started as a cashier in high school, took swimming lessons as my PE at Skagit and then took Lifeguard course, then took Lifeguard instructor course. After this I worked as the Secretary at the pool. Worked there until 1992. I remarried in 1989 and my son was born in 1991. Left the pool in 1992 to become a stay at home mom. I went back to work in 1994 as a kidney dialysis technician. Moved to Oregon in 1997 for a couple years to be near husbands family. We moved back in Nov. 99 and found out I was pregnant with our miracle baby. (wasnt supposed to be able to have anymore children). Sarah was born in September 2000. So once again in Feb. 2001 I left my job to stay at home with my baby. But at this time I realized that having a baby later in life that I guess I had better go back to school since I would be working forever. I went back to Skagit Valley College and received my ADN (Registered Nurse) degree. During my schooling I divorced after 14 years of marriage. Finished school in 2004, bought a house in Oak Harbor and got a job at Puget Sound Kidney Center (again) and commuted to Everett 3 days a week until the center opened in Oak Harbor in 2005. I currently work as the Direct Care Manager at Puget Sound Kidney Center in Oak Harbor. My son is a junior this year and is looking forward to graduating next year so he can continue on to college to complete his lifelong goal of becoming a Police Officer. My daughter is only in 2nd grade so we have a long ways to go with her. She keeps me busy with cheerleading and softball. In my spare time (whats that?) I like to travel and go camping with high school friends Cindy and Teresa and their families. Life has a way of changing a persons perspective. This past December I lost my brother to cancer at the age of 46. It was a life changing time for me. Here I was a nurse but taking care of a dying family member who was still in the prime of his life was something I never imagined I would have to do. So this year I decided to honor my brother and another dear friend (Nic) I lost to cancer in Feb. and participate in the Relay for Life event. I am co-captain of the Big Nic Bears 2. That is my life up until this point. Who knows what life will bring from this point on. I have enjoyed reconnecting with so many of you on facebook and look forward to the reunion this summer and fall.

School Story:

My school years found me busy with softball, volleyball, work and partying. (I know, only a few select friends witnessed this). I remember the ski club making a trip to Mission Ridge where we thought we were going to die of frostbite. It was so cold up there. In my sophomore year I was lucky enough to be chosen along with 4 others to participate in a mini exchange program with students in Hope, BC. We went and stayed for 1 week in Hope, BC and then the next week the student we stayed with came back with us and stayed with us for a week and went to school with us. Then the summer after sophomore year I spent a week at Central Washington University for Business week. Do you all remember World Problems? That is the class I will always remember. We had to memorize the World Map. Remember all those test we had to take or we wouldnt graduate? Wonder if they still do that? A fun time I remember is Powderpuff football. We lost our senior year but Teresa and I had fun in the rain tackling the juniors and rubbing their faces in the mud.

Which junior high did you attend?

Oak Harbor Junior High

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