Ruby (Bethune) LauzonDecember 2, 1933 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 83)
SANTA FE - Mrs. Ruby Lauzon passed from this life Thursday morning, June 15, 2017, at her home in Santa Fe.
Born December 2, 1933 in Galveston, Mrs. Lauzon had been a resident of Santa Fe since 1947. She graduated from Santa Fe High School when she was 16 and had worked with the Corps of Engineers in Galveston and as a postal clerk at the Alta Loma Post Office in the late 60’s and early 70’s. She loved to travel with her family and spent countless hours with them building churches in Colorado, Montana and Washington State as a member of Builders for Christ, along with her husband, Ed. She had been a den mother, was known as an exceptional cook and had a special gift of playing the organ. She had been the church organist for over 20 years at First Baptist Church of Alta Loma where she and Ed had been longtime members before joining Living Faith Outreach in Dickinson, and her true love was her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Malcolm and Mildred Bethune; brother, William “Bill” Bethune.
Survivors include her loving husband of over 64 years, F. Edward Lauzon, Jr.; sons, F. Edward Lauzon, III and wife, Mary, Clyde Malcolm Lauzon and wife, Mary, Bryan Ray Lauzon, Larry Bennett Lauzon and wife, Terri; brother, George Bethune and wife, Glenda; sister-in-law, Sandi Bethune; grandchildren, Jamie Lorraine Tyrrell, Donna Christine Biddinger, Lisa Marie Tovey, Larry Bennett Lauzon, Jr.; great grandchildren, Evan Edward Tovey and Claire Francis Tyrrell.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Dr. Jerry I. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be George Bethune, Floyd Cheatham, Eddie Lauzon, Ben Lauzon, Larry Lauzon, and William Nolan.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.
Ruby’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the many caregivers that showed Ruby love and care during her illness, most especially Isela Valdouri, who blessed not only Ruby but the entire family with her servant’s heart and her willingness to do anything to help, no matter the task. A very special thank you as well to all at Hallmark Hospice, especially Nancy.
Memorials in the form of donations may be made in Ruby’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, Post Office Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.