Laura Ann Leake

October 22, 1939 - July 20, 2013

Laura Ann Leake

October 22, 1939 - July 20, 2013


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Obituary for Laura Ann Leake


1939 ~ 2013

Victoria—Laura Ann Leake, 73 passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was born in Edna to the late John E. and Joyce Pearson Dunaway on October 22, 1939.
Laura was known for her cooking talents and gardening. Before retirement, Laura worked at an air conditioning company in Arlington and a mobile home factory as well as managing a duplex at night.
Survivors include; daughters, Rhonda (Brad) Horton of Fort Worth, Theresa (Jarrell) Bryant of Arlington; sisters, Doris Kleiber, Marie Simper (Julius) and Johnnie Murphy, all of Victoria; brother, David Dunaway (Jennifer) and five grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, James David, Robert, Charles and Thomas Dunaway.
The family will received friends on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6-7 pm at Grace Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10:00 am at Grace Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Schneider officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Edna.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Murphy, Taylor Urban, Julian Caskey, Shawn Wilke, Jason Svetlik and Michael Martignoni.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Arrangements under the care of Grace Funeral Home.

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