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LaVelle Bothe


1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
LaVelle Bothe Obituary
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LaVelle Morrison Bothe, 92, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Father and surrounded by her family Friday, June 20, 2014. Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church, 6801 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Memorials: Flowers or donations may be made in honor of LaVelle to Bethel Temple Church, 6801 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76112. LaVelle was born Feb. 4, 1922, to John Robert and Josie Hortense Barry Morrison in Ranger. Her family were early settlers in Texas and she took great pleasure and pride in her Barry and Morrison family history, which included her great-grandfather, James Buckner "Buck" Barry, who helped settle Bosque County and the Republic of Texas as a legislator and Texas Ranger. In 1944, LaVelle's family moved to Fort Worth, where she met Louis Bothe Jr. They married April 15, 1945, and were happily married for over 51 years. LaVelle was a woman of faith who was saved at the age of 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. She attended and was active in her church all her life and served as a member of Bethel Temple Church in Fort Worth for almost 40 years. She was a student of the Word and also a teacher of the Word, teaching adults and children for many years. LaVelle walked with God her entire life and He gave her courage and strength and blessed her abundantly. LaVelle was a woman dedicated and devoted to her family. In remembrance of their mother and grandmother, her children and grandchildren have all recently written letters sharing their memories and love for LaVelle. As you read those letters, you come to understand what a huge impact and influence and imprint that she had on the life of her family. She poured her life into her family and they were positively shaped by her training and unconditional love. LaVelle was a woman of courage. She was a breast cancer survivor. She survived a serious stroke in 2010 and these past few months battled lung cancer. Through it all, she lived her life with courage and with strength. LaVelle kept a yellow sticky note taped to her refrigerator door. On this note, she had written a quotation from Martha Washington that reads, "The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not our circumstances." LaVelle chose to live victoriously. A second note was also taped to the refrigerator, which went on to read, from Jeremiah 29:11, "For I have plans for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." For 92 years, God honored that promise and blessed LaVelle with courage, and with joy, and with the love of her family and friends. We thank God today for the blessed life of this wonderful woman, and we thank God for the blessing that we have received to have known this remarkable woman as a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother and a friend. Survivors: Her daughter, Lynda Taylor and husband, Mike; son, Larry Bothe and his wife, Sheila; grandchildren, Gregory Michael Taylor and wife, Brenda, Grant David Taylor and wife, Carla, Stephen Scott Taylor and wife, Anna, Alisha Suzanne Bothe Nicolello and husband, Ryan, Stephanie Leigh Bothe and John Louis Bothe; great-grandchildren, David, Daniel, Anna, Sarah, Ben, Sage, Guthrie, Rye and Nathaniel; and many more family members and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on June 22, 2014
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