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Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors

4635 Oakwood Drive, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

LaVada P. Haupt

September 5, 1930June 22, 2020
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LaVada Patsy Haupt, 89, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at her residence. She was born September 5, 1930 in Runnels County, TX to the late Ollie (Cummings) and Henry Seals.

She married Ernest H. Haupt on April 20, 1949 and was a loving and devoted wife. LaVada worked as the supervisor for the Winter’s school cafeteria for 25 years. She loved the staff and children that came into her life throughout her years there. She moved to Odessa in 1985 to be closer to family and joined the Northside Senior Center. She was a proud member and rarely missed a day.

She loved to socialize with her longtime friends at the center. She enjoyed quilting, Avon, and spending time with family and friends. She always had a smile for everyone she met. LaVada was fiercely independent and beautifully strong willed. A devoted Lutheran, she loved Christ and was an example for Christian morals and faith.

LaVada is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ernest H. Haupt; parents, Henry & Ollie Seals; sisers, Ollie Holt, Pearl Calvert and Joy Steelman; and brother, L. D. Seals.

Survivors include her nephews, Barney Smith & wife Jan, Sonny Seals, Jeff & Chad Smith, Dillon Thompson, and Kodie Caswell; and nieces, Shirley Hall, Heather McKenzie & husband Wendall and Corrie Roper.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 5-9 PM at Frank Wilson Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Frank Wilson with Pastor Eric Stadler officiating. For everyone's safety, masks are required at the funeral home. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 PM at Lutheran Cemetery in Winters, TX with Pastor Allan Brakke officiating.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Tanya Bravo (Whitlow)

June 30, 2020

“Happy” is what we called her - she worked with my Granbillie at the school cafeteria. She always gave me the biggest hugs and when we had peanut butter cookies she would sneak me an extra and scoot me on just giggling. I loved her and she was so kind and loving. I am so sorry for your families loss - May God gift you each comfort and peace - love you Happy

Cynthia Cathey

June 30, 2020

Mrs. La Vada worked in the cafeteria when I started teaching in Winters in 1972. I had graduated from Winters in 1968 so I had been a student while she was there but now I was a teacher. She was always so kind to everyone but ruled that lunchroom with an iron hand. She was always making sure the kids had what they needed. I am so sorry for your loss!

Barney Smith

June 27, 2020

My aunt LaVada was a strong and gentle lady and was like a mother to me. She loved going to the beauty shop every week to keep her appearance beautiful, and beautiful she was. As a child I spent a lot of time with her and my uncle and have many fond memories of them. She was a wonderful cook in the kitchen. She will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful aunt.

Connie McCammon (Holt)

June 26, 2020

So sorry to hear about LaVada. Tammy, Kimberly , and I were just speaking about her and wondering how she was doing about a week ago. I have very fond memories of Aunt LaVada, sister to my then mother in law Ollie, and Aunt to my previous husband Michael.

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