Laura Lee Doerr of Utopia went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8, 2017, at the age of 78.
She was the oldest of five children, born on Oct. 16, 1938, in Morgans Point, Texas, to Daniel and Jessie May Dever.
Laura grew up near the coast in Texas. She loved the sand and the sunshine, but was bound for the Texas Hill Country. She lived in Utopia for more than 40 years and was an active member of the community she loved.
She wrote the Utopia column for the Uvalde Leader-News for a period of time. Laura was also a self-taught musician, playing numerous instruments. She had a talent for painting and for writing, creating poems and short stories which she shared with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin “Skip” Doerr; son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Jenny Jacobs; daughter, Tracey Jacobs; brothers and sisters, Nancy and Johnny Webb, Dan and Liz Dever, Amanda and Michael Harvey; grandchildren, Lyndsee, Kiarra, Morgan, Jack, Kinsey, Liam and Carrie; stepchildren, Pam Doerr, Cindy and Pat Diamond, Kim and Mike Huntoon, and Kevin Doerr; dear friend, Mike Ward; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by sister, Linda Sue La Fosse, and parents, Daniel and Jessie May Dever.
"Our mother was beautiful and kind - a Proverbs 31 woman, inside and out. She loved God, she loved people, and she loved life. She was a true and precious gift, given to us by our Heavenly Father. We love you, Mom." -Tracey and Troy.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Utopia. The Rev. Chuck Crane officiated.
Memorials may be made in honor of Laura to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, ww5.komen.org
So many precious memories. Aunt Laura will be missed. Beautiful service honoring her, she inspired so many. Love you, Tracey, Troy, Jenny and Skip.
Julie BarnettSan Marcos, TX