Lora H. Rawlings-Duncan
October 11, 1929 – March 21, 2020
Lora H. Rawlings-Duncan, 90, of San Angelo, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020. She was born on October 11, 1929 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Thomas and Verdie Humble.
Lora attended Sterling City High School and Texas Tech majoring in Home Economics before she married Thomas Carter Rawlings in 1949. They were the second generation of a prominent ranching and farming family in the Water Valley, Sterling City, and Bronte areas. Lora lived at the Water Valley ranch from the time that she was 19 until she was 87 years old.
Lora and Tom raised 4 children. She was an active member of the Water Valley United Methodist Church. She was on the board for the United Campus Ministries at Angelo State University and was actively involved with the American Diabetes Association, and the Water Valley Community Center. Her family, church, friends and community were priorities in her life. Lora was a woman of strong faith and resilience. She will be remembered for her compassion for others, her wonderful dinner rolls, fried chicken, desserts and remembering birthdays and anniversaries of everyone in the community.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Tom and Verdie Humble, her husband Tom Rawlings, sons John Edward Rawlings and David Robert Rawlings.
Lora is survived by her husband Carl Duncan, son Paul Rawlings, daughter Alice Rawlings Brown; grandchildren Russell Rawlings, John Honea, Katrina Graves, Elizabeth Honea, Rebecca Webb, Phillip Rawlings, Samuel Rawlings and Christina Brown; seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
A graveside service for the immediate family was held at the Water Valley Pioneer Cemetery on Tuesday, 3/24/2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a date to be announced later. The family asks that you make memorial donations in Lora’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Lora H. Rawlings-Duncan
March 29, 2020
Alice and Paul, sorry to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful lady as always, when I last saw her she had not changed at all. I was so happy to see somebody from Water Valley. I didn't know David had also passed. Sorry to hear about him. May both David and your mom RIP. My prayers are to the rest of the family.
Amelia Luna Fuentez