Hello and Welcome to Truckee Meadows NV#3 Blue Star Mothers of America!
My name is Laura Deahl, President of Truckee Meadows NV#3 Blue Star Mothers of America. I am married to Jim Deahl and have 3 wonderful children. Two of which I am proud to say have served in the Army! I have lived in the Reno/Sparks area for 27 years and have been an active member in the Blue Star Mothers of America since October 2009.
Our daughter SPC April Deahl, Amry Veteran (2004-2013) was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and also did a tour in Korea. While she was on tour in Korea and Afghanistan we were able to take care of her first child. She now has 3 children; works full time and attends Grand Canyon University.
Our son SGT Bryce Deahl, Army Veteran (2009-2016) was deployed to Afghanistan and also did a tour in Germany. He is married to Katie and recently welcomed into the world a beautiful baby girl. Bryce is currently working full time and attends college at TMCC.
Our daughter Chelbi works full time and tries to keep up with her nieces and nephew’s. Chelbi also volunteers with the Blue Star Mothers of American any chance she gets.
Wanting to be involved with a non-profit organization but never being able to find one that fit until one morning while watching the news. Ms Paula Fleming was being interviewed and all I could remember was the Blue Star. I decided to Google the organization to see exactly what it was about. That was all it took, I became a member that day. My first meeting was a “Care Package Party” at Paula’s home. It was pure chaos- getting all those boxes ready for shipping to those who are deployed.
I have made life-long friends and my time volunteering brings joy to my heart. The smiles we see while greeting at the airport, from the letters of thanks we receive from our care packages makes this volunteer work so special.
President, Truckee Meadows NV#3 Blue Star Moms, (2016-2017)