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Laurel Lynne Chaput

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Laurel Lynne Chaput Obituary
Laurel Lynne Chaput died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Austin of injuries suffered in a fall. She was 64. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. Mary's Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St., Austin. Arrangements are by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, 512-452-8811. Memorials: The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Laurel's name to the Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752. Laurel was born in Denver, Colo., and was raised in western Canada and West Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree at Texas Christian University, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, and a Ph.D. degree in social work at the University of Texas at Arlington. For most of her professional life, Laurel worked in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and finally in Austin as a social worker for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. It was her joy, during her career, to build a program that helped paroled felons to rebuild their lives and then, later, to advocate for those children least well-served by the foster care system in Texas and in several other states. Laurel loved all creatures great and small. And she was dearly loved by friends and family, including her mother, Jane, and father, Paul, who predeceased her. Survivors: Her sister, Linda Chaput; her brother, Paul Chaput; sister-in-law, Cathy Chaput; brother-in-law, Uri Treisman; nieces, Christina Deal and Molly Bright; nephews, Ben Chaput, Matthew Chaput and Joseph Hefta; and her beloved and valiant dog, Bandit.
Published in Star-Telegram on Sept. 22, 2013
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