Lauralea Ann Buchwald Stephens

Lauralea Ann Buchwald Stephens
Lauralea Ann Buchwald Stephens

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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4 Replies to “Lauralea Ann Buchwald Stephens”

  1. Laura blessed my husband, Brian and me with her friendship. We enjoyed going to The Plaza for food and conversation. She was part of our class at Trinity Fellowship for many years, and hosted us at her home when she could no longer make it to Trinity. Laura was a lovely Christian woman , and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  2. I remember her as a very young girl as the family made trips to Oklahoma to see us. I am her cousin an also spent several weeks each year as a guest in their home .Her sister an i was very close in age an was such good cousins .Laura was always following us around. Like younger ones do. Such nice memories of the whole uncle Ollie family.

  3. Remember Laura when she was the music teacher at Tierra Blanca Elementary School in Hereford. Also remember her precious granddaughter, Kara who attended TB. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers to her family. Taught with Laura at TB.

  4. Lauralea blessed me with her friendship. I was priviledged to know her through her stories and her membership in Word Weavers, a writer’s critique group, She and I shared a love for music and we both shared that love of music with the children we taught. Both of us shared an intense love for God and Jesus, too. We had lots in common, but her friendship was not common. It is irreplaceable. I will miss her.

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