Laura T. Klauss

February 3, 1948August 13, 2014

Laura Taft Klauss passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon August 13, 2014 in Midland, Texas.

She was born February 3, 1948 in Austin, Texas to Gilbert L. Taft and Marilyn N. Olson Taft. Laura attended high school and secretarial college in Rochester, NY and graduated in 1965. She was blessed to have an identical twin sister, Linda, of Rochester, NY to go through life with. She moved to Midland in 1968 with her husband, Thomas E. Klauss, so he could pursue a career in geology for the oil industry.

Laura was an accomplished neuromuscular therapist and had been a belly dancer to many parties and also a teacher. She loved animals and was the kindest person anyone could know. She deeply loved people and had many true friends. She had been ill for several years, but was always a free spirit and so smart and articulate.

Laura is survived by her husband, Tom E. Klauss, of Midland Texas, her son Adam T. Klauss and daughter-in-law, Laura D. Klauss, her grandsons David, Isaac and Richard Klauss, her twin sister, Linda and husband Terry.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 9am on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Eternal Light Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park with Reverend S.Mohr of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the ASPCA,,The Humane Society of the United States, The Humane Society or the Humane Society of one's choice.


  • Graveside Service Monday, August 18, 2014

Laura T. Klauss

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Nancy Taft Curry

September 5, 2014

Sorry to hear that Laura passed away. Just heard about it.

August 22, 2014



August 20, 2014

We were so sorry to read of Laura's passing. Tom, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sincerely, Cherie & Carrol Holtzclaw

Tom Reitz

August 20, 2014

Tom,Adam and Linda
My heartfelt condolences over the passing of Laura.It has been many years since I had seen her but her letter at Christmas always kept us connected.

Sharon Bloomer

August 20, 2014

Laura was the most kind, thoughtful, and giving person I have ever known. She and I had been friends for over 40 years. How I will miss her wonderful spirit cannot be expressed in mere words. So sorry to have lost you my dearest and closest friend. I will always remember you. Blessings and best wishes to Tom, Adam and his lovely family.

marie boyle

August 19, 2014

We are deeply sorry to hear of Laura's passing. She was a lovely person. You would leave a visit with her feeling much happier. Her zest for life rubbed off. May she rest in peace. Marie & Bill Boyle

Tara Ryklin (Brady)

August 18, 2014

Laura was a beautiful woman with an even more beautiful spirit. I so admired her zest for life. She was a great friend to my mother and to me. We always had a blast with her, especially tagging along with her to belly dancing parties! She will be deeply missed. My sincerest condolences to Tom, Adam & Linda.

Carolyn Brady

August 18, 2014

My sincerest condolences to Tom, Adam, and Laura's twin Linda. It just isn't possible to express how sad the news of her untimely passing has been to me. Laura was an incredible friend. I admired her so much. She was truly one of a kind and I've missed her so much since leaving Midland. I hope her family finds comfort knowing how much she meant to everyone who was lucky to know her.

Loretta Henderson

August 18, 2014

So sorry to hear of her passing, I met Laura at the beginning of my working career, she made quite an impression and was very fortunate to meet her sister on one of her visits to Midland, my condolences to her family.

Barbie Porter

August 18, 2014

Tom, I am very sorry to hear of your wifes passing, God bless you (B Porter from Tom Brown Inc)