Laura Kemsley Acord

Born in Rochester, NY on May 11, 1964

Departed on February 13, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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It is with great sadness that the family of Laura Ames Acord announces her passing on 2/13/11 at the age of 46. Ms. Acord was predeceased by her father, Ralph Ames. She is survived by her loving husband, Matthew Acord Nashville; mother, Carol Ames Webster NY; parents-in-law David and Ramona Acord Dayton OH; sisters Cindy Ames Irondequoit NY; Judy Ames and partner Laura Whitbeck Irondequoit NY; Chris Ames Whitlock and husband Jonathan Bernardsville NJ; Kathy Ames Morris and husband Steven Canastota NY; Tricia Ames Fischer and husband Daniel Pittsford NY. She was also loved by many nieces, nephews and one great-nephew.
Ms. Acord was born in Rochester, NY and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was a creative individual who worked within the music industry as an orchestra administrator. Among the many orchestral organizations for whom she worked were: Buffalo Philharmonic; Poughkeepsie Orchestra; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Soviet-American Youth Orchestra; American Composers Orchestra; and the New York Pops. In recent years she focused on a career in marketing administration. She was a 9/11/2001 survivor, having escaped World Trade Center Tower 2 where she was working for Deutsche Bank.
The family thanks the doctors, nurses and caring staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital stroke unit. Memorial donations may be directed to American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association aarda.org. WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME 615-352-9400.

6 Comments to Laura Kemsley Acord

  1. Joan Machata
    February 15, 2011 12:00 am

    Happy memories of all the wonderful times our families were together and shared picnics and fun. Taking care of Laura and Dave as babies made me think I had twins again! Always a joy to spend time with Laura.
    Laura will be sadly missed.
    Aunt Joan

  2. Jack & Shirley Wilson
    February 15, 2011 12:00 am

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.There are no words to express our sorrow.

  3. judy anderson
    February 16, 2011 12:00 am

    I will miss Laura such a beautiful person

  4. Sharon Lewis
    February 16, 2011 12:00 am

    So now we let you go to your NY family and we will forever miss our Laura. You were ours for such a short while. This shop will always remember the smile, wit, and the good times. We loved you so. The Neighborhood Knit Shop, Hendersonville TN. Pat, Sharon & all of your many friends

  5. Laurie and Ray Higgins
    February 17, 2011 12:00 am

    I have so many happy memories of childhood with all of the Ames Family. Laura was always there with a smile on her face and making us laugh. She was definitely a shining STAR in so many ways! God Bless You Laura and May Rest in Peace!

  6. paul & gloria acord
    February 18, 2011 12:00 am

    Matt, were so sorry for your loss, we have been praying for you and you are in our thoughts