Lauralea Ann Buchwald Stephens, 81, of Amarillo, Texas passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 in her Amarillo home.
Memorial services will be at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Lauralea was born November 8, 1938, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Ollie Herman Buchwald and Daisy Lorena Miller Buchwald. She was the youngest of three children. She graduated from Melrose School and then went on to the University of New Mexico to earn her degree as a primary school teacher. She met and married in May 1966. She is the mother to four children and a grandmother to six grandchildren. Her hobbies included teaching music from her home, writing short stories, gardening, teaching her grandchildren to sew, cook and garden, studying the word of God, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her sons Mike Stephens and his wife Nelda, Bobby Stephens and his wife Kara, her daughter Ginger Carthel and her husband Chris. Grandchildren Wesley, William, Hunter, Graceson, Kara, and Colton. Her niece Cheryl and Cheryl’s husband Ralph and their daughter Heather. Her sister-in-law Valdia Buchwald.
Lauralea is preceded in death by her father Ollie Herman Buchwald, her mother Daisy Lorena Miller Buchwald, her brother Lloyd Buchwald, her sister Elsie Buchwald and Betty (Cal) Underwood. Her daughter Cynthia Gayle Stephens.
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