Laura Mae DuPont, 25, of Colorado Springs, CO., formerly of Quincy, died 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (November 30, 2021) at her family home in Quincy, IL.
She was born November 22, 1996 in Quincy, IL. the daughter of John A. and Marcia A. McCutchan DuPont.
Laura Mae was a 2015 graduate of Quincy High School and a 2019 graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She was a member of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy. In high school, Laura Mae was involved in the music and theatre departments and Tae Kwon Do. In college, she enjoyed leading outdoor expeditions and was involved in Jiujitsu.
After college, she worked in wilderness therapy at Legacy in Utah, which entailed guiding excursions in the mountains of Utah.
While working on her master’s in psychology, she was employed with the child development center with the United States Air Force in Colorado Springs. She loved to travel. During college, she spent a semester abroad traveling extensively in Europe and Africa. She had visited 45 of the 50 states. She loved photography, horses, snowboarding, backpacking, rock climbing, and line dancing at the “Grizzly Rose”. She was very involved with Gold Star Community and loved mentoring children and people of all ages including: TAPS, Fallen Heroes Dream Ride, Snowball Express, Gary Sinese Foundation, Travis Manion Foundation, and Honoring Our Fallen to name a few.
She is survived by her mother, Marcia DuPont, Quincy; two brothers, Dustin DuPont and his wife Jena, Centennial, CO. and Merrick DuPont, Herrington, KS; her sister, Samantha Jo DuPont, Junction City, KS.; her fiancé, Creston Martin, San Antonio, TX; two nieces, Lili and Vada DuPont, Centennial, CO; her maternal grandmother, Donna McCutchan, Quincy; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to TAPS or Fallen Hero’s Dream Ride.
Cremation has been accorded and memorial services are scheduled for Friday (December 10, 2021) morning at 11:00 at Madison Park Christian Church, 4700 Broadway, Quincy. Come in your best boot scootin (country western) apparel to celebrate Laura’s life.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 at Madison Park Christian Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta is handling the arrangements.