Name:    Mabel Irene (Dawson) LaVoy

From:  The Monroe Evening News, Monroe, Michigan
Date:  Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mabel I. LaVoy, 87 years, of Temperance, formerly of Deerfield, died Nov. 27, 2010.

Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She will lie in state at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield, Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. Fr. Jack Loughran will officiate. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Deerfield.

Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Tipton, Mabel was the daughter of James C. and Rena S. (French) Dawson. A Deerfield High School graduate, she received Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education from Siena Heights University. She was a teacher in the Ida Middle School for 36 years, retiring in 1985. She had previously taught in Caswell and Federman Schools.

Mabel and Harry LaVoy were married in June 1953, in St. Alphonsus Church, Deerfield.

Mrs. LaVoy was active in the Ida Education Association, serving as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Building Representative. She also was active in her church as a Reader, a member of the Altar Society, and singing in the choir. She enjoyed her hobbies, such as reading, handicrafts, flowers, swimming, watercolor painting, and traveling.

Survivors include: sons, Augustine F. "Gus," Gregory (Karen); daughter, Renee (Christopher) Forche; sister, Inez (Richard) Moomey; grandchildren, Holly, Clayton, Oliver, Jessica, Jacqueline, Adam; and great grandchildren, Emilee, Mason, and Mya. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; a son, John; and a sister, Vera Dawson.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. LaVoy, may be made to: Hospice of Northwest Ohio.