Laura S. Chandler, 89, of Lodi, California passed away December 8, 2013. She was born to John Edward and Lita Claire Stuckey April 29, 1924 in Alexandria, Louisiana. After the deaths of her parents, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Emma White and Rufus Fulton Stuckey, also of Alexandria. She lived the past 40 years in Lodi and lived previously in Stockton for 22 years. Mrs. Chandler was a Technical Processor for the University of the Pacific's Irving Martin Library for 30 years.
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Laura was proud to be a direct descendant of French citizens who came to Louisiana in 1703 and whose sons fought in the Revolutionary War, thus leading to her membership in Daughters of the American Revolution, El Toyon Chapter. She also could count five Scottish tartans in her ancestry. Laura was a member of Gen. Sterling Price Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. She also enjoyed teaching knitting and crochet for many years at Hutchins Street Square. She loved assisting at flu shot clinics at Hutchins Street Square wearing her M.A.S.H. tee shirt. Laura was an avid collector of vintage glassware, books, and anything to do with animals.l
Laura was preceded in death by her husband William T. "Bill" Chandler who passed away in 2003 after 59 years of marriage, her sisters Edwina and Lita Marie Stuckey, and brother George Clyde Stuckey. She is survived by her daughter, Marty Marshall (Michael) of Lodi; grandchildren Pamela Anne Marshall of Lodi and Penelope Gail Wurst (Derek) of Pittsburg; four great grandchildren: Dane Thomas Marshall, Charles Knox Marshall, Quinn Emde Wurst and Xander Tijs Wurst ; and her sister Josephine Sills of Baton Rouge, LA.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. in Saint Anne Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St., Lodi CA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA., 95817, Animal Friends Connection Humane Society, P.O. Box 2314, Lodi, CA., 95241-2314 or Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi, CA., 95240.
Cherokee Memorial Park and Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Private entombment was held in Sierra View Mausoleum at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi.
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831 Industrial Way
Lodi, CA 95241
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Dec. 27, 2013 to Jan. 11, 2014