Lois Elaine Scheer Laubhan


Lois Elaine Scheer Laubhan, 80, of Amarillo, TX passed away on April 29, 2022.

Memorial Services will be held Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at 11 A.M., at Polk St. United Methodist Church. Graveside Memorial Services will be held Friday, May 13th, 2022, at 11 A.M. at Fairview Cemetery in Follett, Texas.

Lois Elaine Scheer Laubhan was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, on December 14, 1941, to Sam and Annie Scheer. Lois grew up in Follett, Texas, a community where love and watchfulness was expressed by a loving hand from relatives and friends, common in small communities all over the Great Plains. Lois began playing the piano at an early age. She played the piano in the church where her grandfather Reverend Otto Scheer preached and continued until her graduation from high school.

Lois graduated from Follett High School in 1960, and immediately began work on her life’s dream, becoming an English teacher. Lois earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Texas State College in 1963 and married Rodney Laubhan, her elementary school sweetheart, in the same year. She then began her teaching career in Friona, TX. Lois earned her Master of Education degree in 1967 while simultaneously teaching full time. She continued teaching English and German in the Hereford and Canadian school districts. She retired from the Canadian ISD with 37 years of service doing what she loved, teaching high school students.

Lois and Rodney lived all their lives in the Texas Panhandle. Upon retiring in 2000 they moved to Amarillo, Texas and loved traveling. Lois liked reminding Rodney that she visited all 50 states outdoing his visits of 47.

Lois was a Methodist. She played piano and organ at the First United Methodist Church in Canadian, Texas, and was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, Amarillo, Texas.

Lois was a member of the Aldersgate Sunday School Class, President of the Amarillo Antique Club, and relished the discussions with friends in her book club. Lois was a life member of The Texas State Teachers Association, Sigma Tau Delta Professional English Honor Society, and Mu Phi Epsilon.

Lois was beloved by family and friends for her quick wit, exacting nature, and desire for us to be our best selves. As a teacher, she encouraged her student’s best efforts and was always pleased when she heard from a student who had benefited from her teaching. We will miss her laugh and encouraging spirit.

Lois is survived by her best friend and loving spouse of 57 years, Rodney Laubhan of Amarillo, her two daughters, Anja Laubhan and husband Tom Ball of Prosper, Texas, Erin Laubhan of Amarillo, and granddaughter Abigail Robyn Wolfe, two aunts, an uncle, many cousins and a host of great friends.

Memorials honoring Lois can be made to either of two scholarships funds: The Aldersgate scholarship Fund, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S Polk, Amarillo, TX 79101, or The Lois Elaine Scheer Laubhan Academic Scholarship Fund, established with the Follett Educational Corporation, PO Drawer 28, Follett, Texas 79034.

11 Replies to “Lois Elaine Scheer Laubhan”

  1. Rodney,
    So shocked to hear this news. Thank you so much for giving me a quick call to let me know. I am so glad that my husband, Andy, and I were in Amarillo last May and we had a little time to visit with Lois. We had talked on the phone just a few months ago. I am still shocked about this sad news. I doubt that I will be able to get to the funeral service this week from our home in Albuquerque but know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Anja, Erin and the entire family. Lois was a good friend to my mother, Martha (Coach) Emerson in Hereford all those years. I will miss our occasional phone calls and her encouragement to finish a book that I have been writing, currently in the copy/editing phase of the publication process. She always had words of encouragement for me! Peace be with Lois and the entire family during this sad time.

  2. Lois was my English teacher in Canadian in 1988. I was an arrogant young man and I learned real quick that she was very intelligent and would bring me down to earth with her sharp wit. I didn’t want to take English, but it was a requirement. I much preferred math. But Lois made me write so many papers that I improved to the point where I wasn’t an embarrassment any longer and was able to get through college with no problems. The memory that sticks in my mind most when I think of Lois is the day she had me memorize and recite first Corinthians 13:1 in class. No one lived this scripture better than Lois Laubhan.

  3. Mrs. Laubhan was a wonderful woman. She was the first person to ever notice and call me by the nickname derived from my name, Cat in a Wad. Ever since then that’s what my graduating class has called me especially her daughter, Erin. I really sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She will be missed!

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. She was a great teacher and friend. I’m glad I got to come by and visit when I did. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  5. Rodney and the Laubhan family, we’re saddened to learn of the passing of Lois. Our hearts ache for you. We pray for comfort and understanding in the timing for God to call our loved one’s home. We Love your spirit and beautiful story and know that the family and friends add comfort to your hurting and blurred thoughts. May God Bless Y’all with Hope, Vision and the Light of Jesus Resurrection!

  6. Lois was my German and English teacher. She was a very good teacher and sweet lady! I’m so sad she’s not here on this earth anymore but I know she’s with the Lord above. I remember she cooked for our German class my last semester in high school! I will always remember her.

  7. Lois was my German teacher during high school. She was a very good teacher and cooked for us at her home a very nice German dinner my senior year. I will miss her! She had a good heart!

  8. Lois was a friend I was so glad when she married my cousin. She brought so much happiness to the Laubhan-Ehrlich families and everyone.

  9. Lois was a special friend who looked forward to telling this young person in May that I was finally as old as she was‼
    Just a way to show she loved at good joke‼ I will miss her.
    So sorry for your loss, Rodney and family.

  10. Lois was such a joy to be around. If you were not laughing, she made you laugh. Always such a positive attitude. I will always remember her as a dear, sweet friend. She was in the class behind me in high school, but I will never forget her. Such a joy she was. She will be missed by so many..

  11. Mrs. Laubhan was truly one of a kind. I loved her wit and her unique sense of humor. She was an amazing teacher and role model. When I decided to become a high school English teacher, it was in no small part due to her influence. After all these years, I still remember what her laugh sounds like, and I still remember the things I had to memorize for her class. I’m so thankful to have been one of her students.

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