2018-04-10 / Obituaries

Laura T. LaFever

Laura T. LaFever, 90, passed away on March 31, 2018, at her home in Bovina Center, N.Y.

Born on Jan. 10, 1928, in Hobart, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Laura Travell.

Laura was a 1945 graduate of South Kortright Central School. On July 3, 1945, she married Howard J. LaFever in Bovina Center.

She was co-owner and secretary treasure of LaFever Excavating for 36 years.

Surviving are two sons: Howard B. (Lynde) LaFever of Morrisville and Allan P. LaFever of Florida; a daughter, MaryAnne (Dennis) West of Delhi; daughter in-law: Susan LaFever of Bovina Center; niece Deede (John) Nolan of Arkville; nephew Augustus Osterhoudt of Endicott; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters Jean Travell and Sarah Ballard; brothers John, Charles and Daniel Travell.

Laura was predeceased by her husband, Howard; son, John W. LaFever; brothers, Cecil and Howard Travell; sisters, Norah Hewitt and Effie Osterhoudt.

Graveside services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Bovina Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Laura may be made to the Bovina United Presbyterian Church or to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society.

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