Laverne Saunders

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Laverne Roberts Saunders PAMPA- Laverne Roberts Saunders, 88, died Oct. 4, 2013 in Lubbock. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, Texas with Jeff Foster, her grandson, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa. Memorial services will be held at the 12th Street Church of Christ in Shallowater, Texas at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 with Jeff Foster officiating. Family friend, Denton Wiggains, will lead the congregation in selected hymns. Laverne was born on Oct. 26, 1924 in Wheeler, Texas to Lee and Letha Roberts. She graduated from Pampa High School and Amarillo Business College. She was baptized on June 22, 1944 at the Central Church of Christ in Pampa, Texas. She and George Franklin Saunders were married there on Jan. 28, 1945. They lived in Dexter, Roswell N.M., Hale Center, Texas, McLean, Texas, and Forgan Okla. before relocating in the Lubbock and Shallowater area. She is survived by her daughters, Janice (Loyd) Wright of Flower Mound, Texas, and Joyce (Jim) Foster of Lubbock, Texas; her six grandchildren, Jeff (Nancy) Foster of Gallup, N.M., Laura Wright of Lewisville, Texas, Julie (Joe) Bollinger of Arlington, Texas, Alan (Julie) Wright of Spring, Texas, Jase (Tosha) Foster of Shallowater Texas, and Jeana (Mark) Culbert of Shallowater, Texas; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Grady Roberts of Spring, Texas; and two sisters, Adell Walin of San Antonio, and Leola Bracey and husband Ross of Carrollton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; her youngest daughter, Judy Organ; and her youngest sister, Marie Steed. Laverne enjoyed spending time in Bible Study, quilting, oil painting, and gardening. She influenced many people for the Lord by teaching Bible classes at church as well as many years of teaching at Boiling Springs Bible Camp, Black Mesa Bible Camp and through the World Bible School. Memorials may be made one of the following, In Search of the Lord's Way, PO Box 371, Edmond OK 73083-9901; Lubbock Christian University, 5601 West 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407; or World Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Court, Franklin, TN 37067-9887. Sign the on-line guest register at www.carmichael-whatley.com.


Funeral Home
Carmichael Whatley Funeral Directors - Pampa
600 N Ward P.O. BOX 2895  Pampa, TX 79065
(806) 665-2323
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 5, 2013
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