Asheville community remembers NC chef Laurey Masterton
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Laurey Masterton’s motto was “Don’t Postpone Joy,” and she epitomized those three simple words, according to WLOS.
Masterton was remembered in Asheville Saturday as Hundreds packed First Baptist Church to celebrate the life of the chef, author, educator and community activist.
Masterton died last month at the age of 59, after a long battle with cancer. She came to Asheville about 30-years-ago and established her highly regarded “Laurey’s Catering” business on Biltmore Avenue.
Masterton also became involved on many levels of life in the mountains, getting involved in community initiatives and helping people from all walks of life.
“I would say her legacy is that people really have to find a way to challenge themselves” said her sister Heather Masterton. “Everyday, spend a minute and say, if I were looking at something difficult to do today, what would Laurey do.”
Masterton became a dedicated promoter of the “Livestrong Foundation”, raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer.