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Laurette Marie Chandler

Laurette Marie Chandler peacefully passed away at the age of 95 on Feb. 3, 2020, in Cameron, surrounded by family members. 

She was born on Aug. 8, 1924, in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada.  After growing up in St. Leonard and becoming a registered nurse, she moved to the United States to practice her profession and met Thomas F. Chandler, a native of Cameron, on active duty in the USAF in Portland, Maine. They were married in Dec. 10, 1949, and spent a life together raising a family and living in many different states and overseas locations before settling down in Cameron in 1973.

Laurette was employed as an RN at St. Edward’s Hospital in various positions, to include Director of Nursing, for over 30 years. She so loved working along side the nuns at St. Edward’s they eventually started calling her Sister Chandler. She was an active member of the Cameron Country Club and Ladies Golf Society for 46 years and was an active parishioner at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.  She enjoyed the company of many life-long friends in Cameron.

Laurette is survived by sons, John and Gayle Chandler of Livermore, Calif., Joe and Karen Chandler of Lompoc, Calif., and James and Mary Chandler of Spring Branch; daughters, Debbie and Ronald Rushing of Cameron, Lisa and Danny Nicholson of Pasadena, and Renee and Bruce Orcutt of Cypress;16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Chandler; her siblings, George Beaulieu, Henry Beaulieu, Conrad Beaulieu, Fern Beaulieu, Georgette Lenzen; and her parents, Eva and David Beaulieu.

Funeral services for Mrs. Chandler is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak. A rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. at the church on Saturday.  Viewing will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

The Cameron Herald

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Cameron, Texas 76520

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