Claudett LaRue Merton LUBBOCK-Claudett LaRue Merton, 53, Lubbock passed away from this life on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. She was born in Shamrock, Texas, on Oct. 1, 1958, to Jimmy Don and Vivian (Minatrea) Lamb. Claudett graduated from Shallowater High School. Claudett married Michael Merton on Dec. 18, 1982, in Lubbock, Texas. She was a member of Redbud Baptist Church. Claudett is survived by her husband, Michael Merton; parents, Jimmy and Vivian Lamb; daughters, Tandi Marye and husband Sean Alan Wagner, Kristi Michelle and husband Victor Andrew Ramirez, and Cynthia Bree Moore, all of Lubbock; sisters, Frances Yandell and LaDonna Donahoo of Lubbock; and three grandchildren, Ezekiel, Jacobi and Bella, with future grandchild Clayton on the way. Claudett is also survived by several adopted children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister. Viewing begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, with family to receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. in Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Redbud Baptist Church with interment to follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Please celebrate the life of Claudett by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Sept. 16, 2012