Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Laura Hommel

Laura Hommel

Memorial services for Laura Hommel will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, in the First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Lance Wood, officiating.

Private family burial will be in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with arrangements by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Laura Lea Hommel, 46 of Clarendon, received God’s ultimate healing on May 26, 2017, after losing her brave battle with cancer. Laura had a way of reminding others to laugh, love one another, smile… make the best of and love what we have in whatever situation. Laura never met a stranger. She was a generous and loving friend.

Laura Lea Stowe was born on March 21, 1971, to Terry and Marsha Stowe. Laura graduated from House High School in House, New Mexico, and received her college degree from West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Being very competitive she loved sports and played basketball, volleyball and track, was active in FFA and 4-H, was a New Mexico state 4-H officer. She met Chauncey Eugene Hommel II (Chad) while attending Clarendon College on a livestock judging scholarship. Chad and Laura married July 25, 1992. They are blessed with two children. Chauncey Eugene Hommel III (Tres) and Hannah Lea Hommel. They are active members of First Baptist Church of Clarendon.

Always having a heart for children, especially those with special challenges she began her teaching career in McLean in 1993. Chad and Laura were relocated to Clarendon by the help of an EF 4 tornado in 1995, and she had continued her Special Education teaching career at Clarendon Independent School District for 17 years at the Functional Living Center, up until a few weeks ago. She was instrumental in helping find funding for the Donley Activities Center.

Hommel was named “Woman of the Year” by the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce for 2005 and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni of Clarendon College last fall. The school building in which she taught in Clarendon was recently renamed, “Laura’s Legacy Center”. What wonderful, caring communities are in this area that have showed such great love and support to Laura and her family, especially during these last three years.

Laura is survived by her parents, Terry and Marsha Stowe of House, New Mexico; husband Chad Hommel; children Tres and wife Ashley Hommel, and Hannah Hommel all of Clarendon; a brother Terrill and wife Shana and girls Kyeli and Jordyn of House, New Mexico; and maternal grandmother Mayme Runyan now of Clovis. She is also survived by her in-laws Gene and Kathy Hommel of Clarendon and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Laura was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Deal and Ruby Stowe of Portales, New Mexico and her maternal grandfather Bruce Runyan of House, New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers, family request memorials be sent to the Donley County Activity Center, PO Box 661, Clarendon, TX 79226.

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