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Dorothy "Lavada" Reuthinger

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July 8, 1940 ~ November 12, 2022

Born in: Branford, FL
Resided in: San Antonio, TX

Surrounded by her loving family, Dorothy “Lavada” Slocum Reuthinger of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on November 12, 2022. She was born in Branford, Florida on July 8, 1940 to Clyde and Alma Slocum. She attended Branford High School where she participated in sports and was a cheerleader. In 1960, she married her sweetheart Steve and they were married 59 years until his passing in 2019. Lavada worked for J. C. Penneys for over 33 years. She was a member of Community Bible Church.

Lavada had an infectious personality and was loved by all who met her. Of her many hobbies, decorating was her favorite. Over the years she collected decorations for every occasion and could put together a party for any theme with her skills. She loved entertaining and hosting celebrations and parties. She enjoyed traveling and took many trips with her family. Of all the beauty she experienced, the beach was her favorite. She spent many mornings and evenings on the beaches of west coast Florida.

Lavada is survived by her loving son Stephen, daughter-in-law Dianna, daughters Sherry and Sandy and her granddaughter Taylor.

The family will be holding a private memorial service at a later date.

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  1. Lavada was my friend for 63 years. We were roommates when we were out of high school and working. She was special then and even more special as she grew older. A beautiful woman in every way. Heaven gained an Angel.

  2. We all looked forward to seeing her home decorated for each season, what a magical touch she had. She passed her love for decorating on to her niece Connie..So many memories growing up on the farm and seeing each other at Grandma Sanchez’s house on Sundays with our cousins.
    We are praying for each of you for Gods comfort and peace..
    Sending love and hugs.
    Anne and Bill Lawson

  3. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Our sympathy to the wonder family and friends she leaves behind.
    Phil and Gloria Rollins

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