NEWS-TIMES, NEWPORT, OREGON AUG. 8, 2001 A6
Alta Vera Laufer, 86, of Fruitland, (PAYETTE CO.) Idaho, died at a Boise, Idaho hospital
on Aug. 3, 2001.
She was born in Tahoka, Texas on Aug. 24, 1914 to William Elbert and Emma Fowler
She moved to Caprock, N.M., with her parents in 1915 and attended school there and in
Tatum and Roswell, N.M.
She married Clyde Isom Laufer in Roswell on Aug. 7, 1932.
They moved to Eugene in 1938 and to Yachats in 1971. She was a member of the Yachats
Community Presbyterian Church. (PRONOUNCED "YA-HOTS" LOCATED IN LINCOLN CO.,
Her husband preceded her in death on June 11, 1994.
After her husband's death, she moved to Eugene (LANE CO.) and joined the Westside
Baptist Church. She lived in Eugene until November of 1999, when she moved to Fruitland to
be near family. She joined the Payette Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry Alvin of MiWuk Village, Calif., Tracy Lee of Fruitland,
Idaho; Neil Adrian of Springfield, and Derral Dean of Lebanon; a sister, Sue Lee Mathers
of Tatum, N.M.; brothers Woodrow Brewer of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Eugene Brewer of
Medford; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; two brothers; one grandchild; and
Memorial services will be held Thursday at the Westside Baptist Church in Eugene.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel. Memorials may be
made to the Eugene Westside Baptist Church, in care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, PO
Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.