|Age||72 (at death)|
Laura Teller was born on June 21, 1989, in Elkhart, Texas to Carl Denis Teller and Louise Mary Teller. She was named after Louise's sister who had been killed in a vehicle accident a few months before Laura's birth.
Her family lived on a small farm in near Elgin, a town 30 kilometers from the state's capital, Austin. She spent much of her childhood working as a field-hand for her parents and neighbors. Despite this, she excelled in mathematics. During her teen years she was placed in advanced courses.