Lavora Jackson Choate


Lavora Jackson Choate, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. 

A funeral mass was celebrated today, Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at Sterling-White Chapel in Highlands with interment following at Sterling-White Cemetery.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening, March 11, at Sterling-White Funeral Home in Highlands.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Choate was born March 20, 1929, in Goose Creek, the daughter of Henry Livingston Jackson and Lillie Epley Jackson. She married Walter Choate on March 15, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1997.

After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Mrs. Choate moved to Colorado and worked as an office manager for Pittsburgh Glass and Wright Glass Co.

Upon her husband’s retirement in Deer Park, the Choates moved to Fredericksburg.

Survivors include four daughters and three sons and spouses, including Diane Denham of Austin; Duane and Betsy Choate, The Woodlands; Denise Choate, Baytown; Donna Choate, Channelview; David and Terri Choate, Dayton; Doug and Elizabeth Choate, Austin, and Delisa and Charles Smith, Tarkington Prairie.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is her sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Luther Choate of Baytown.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Choate was preceded in death by six siblings, including Lorraine, Burney, Chlothilde, Helen, H.L. and Lois. 

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