Laura Taft Klauss passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon August 13, 2014, in Midland, Texas. She was born February 3, 1948 in Austin, Texas to Gilbert L. Taft and Marilyn N. Olson Taft. Laura attended high school and secretarial college in Rochester, New York, and graduated in 1965. She was blessed to have an identical twin sister, Linda, of Rochester, New York, to go through life with. She moved to Midland in 1968, with her husband, Thomas E. Klauss, so he could pursue a career in geology for the oil industry. Laura was an accomplished neuromuscular therapist and had been a belly dancer to many parties and also a teacher. She loved animals and was the kindest person anyone could know. She deeply loved people and had many true friends. She had been ill for several years, but was always a free spirit and so smart and articulate. Laura is survived by her husband, Tom E. Klauss, of Midland Texas; her son, Adam T. Klauss and daughter-in-law, Laura D. Klauss; her grandsons, David, Isaac, and Richard Klauss; her twin sister, Linda and husband Terry. Graveside services have been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the Eternal Light Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park with Reverend S.Mohr of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church officiating. Memorials may be directed to the ASPCA, The Humane Society of the United States, The Humane Society or the Humane Society of one's choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Aug. 17, 2014