Laura Esther Spivey, 81 of Tampa, FL passed away on December 26, 2019 at the Melech Hospice House. She was born in Cuenca, Ecuador on August 2, 1938, the daughter of the late Arsenio and Hortensia (Perez) Marchan. She was the graduate of the Universidad Central del Ecuador where she studied Nursing. Laura came to North America in early 1960s living in Canada, Colorado and settling in New Jersey where she started a family before moving to Tampa in 1981. Laura worked passionately as a nurse for over 35 years, but her family was the center of her life. She also loved caring for her cats, enjoyed exercising and traveling around the world. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Seffner, FL. She had a gift for always finding a way to make people laugh or smile. Laura is survived by her beloved daughter, Laura Jacqueline Coleman, son-in-law Dale B. Coleman of Brandon, FL; her grandson, Kyle A. Henderson of Brooklyn, NY; many dear nieces and nephews; brother, Enrique Marchan of Guayaquil, Ecuador, and sister, Elsa Henderson of Collegeville, PA. Laura was preceded in death by her sisters, Aida M. de Fabre, Maria E. Olszewski, Alicia Marchan and brother, Colon Marchan. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Laura’s memory can be made to LifePath Hospice, Chapters Health Foundation @

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