CAMERON—Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Laffere, 87, of Cameron were held Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Elizabeth Hanley officiating. Burial followed in Ben Arnold Cemetery in Ben Arnold.

Mrs. Laffere died Thursday, Dec. 24, at her home.

She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in the Vogelsang community to Henry W. and Lydia (Sager) Reddehase.

Mrs. Laffere was baptized Nov. 12, 1922, and confirmed Dec. 20, 1936, at St. James Evangelical & Reformed Church of Augusta.

She graduated with honors in 1940 from C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron.

On Jan. 11, 1942, she married Laurence William Laffere.

After a number of years farming with her husband, Mrs. Laffere went to work as secretary at Yoe High School.

Afterwards, she worked for Milam County as deputy in the county clerk’s office and chief deputy in the district clerk’s office, retiring in 1988.

Mrs. L af fere was a charter member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church having served on the church council.

She was a member of the E.C.L.A., Ladies Auxiliary and the 42 Leisure Club.

Mrs. Laffere was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years and two brothers, Henry Reddehase Jr. and Billy Ray Reddehase.

Survivors include a daughter, Lanette Peters of McKinney; a son, Laurence Laffere II and wife Alice of San Antonio; and two granddaughters, Paige Self and husband Scott of Lucas, Tanya Showalter and husband Clint of Allen; also, six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Ben Arnold Cemetery, c/o Craig Collins, 15028 Hwy. 53, Temple, TX 76501.

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