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Dorothy Lafoon


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Dorothy Lafoon was born January 6, 1923 to Barney and Winnie Gardner at Swenson, TX. She passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. She was living at Avamere of Roswell at that time.

She married A. J. Lafoon on September 7, 1940 in Aspermont, TX. They had a daughter, Wanda Ruth Lafoon bom on August 8, 1944. Wanda had polio when she was 9 and was in an iron lung for 3 months. Wanda married Larry C. Newsom on December 7, 1974. They had a daughter stillborn, Karla Jean Newsom. Wanda passed away December 11, 1976.

Dorothy and A.J. were members in the Cactus Sams RV Club and The Valley Swingers Square Dance Club in their “younger” years.

Dorothy lived at home until December, 2018 then she moved into Avamere.

Dorothy is survived by Larry C. Newsom and his wife Joyce; friends, Barbara Worley of Roswell and Addie Haynie of Maitland, FL and caregiver Cyndi Meza.

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She was predeceased by her parents, Barney & Winnie; daughter, Wanda Ruth; granddaughter, Karla Jean and brothers, Wallace, Darwin and Carl; sister-in-law, Geneva and sisters Bonnie Ruth and Dell Wanda.

A graveside services will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at South Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com

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