Leta M. B. Havard Feb. 11, 1922 ~ Feb. 14, 2013
February 06, 2013, 9:00 am by Staff Reports
She was born Feb. 11, 1922 near Boise City, Okla., in Cimarron County, to John Hugh Barton and Flossie May Taylor Barton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jack Barton, Harlin Barton, Obie Barton, Larry Barton and Gordon Barton; sister Mary Beaver; grandson Joe Michael; beloved son-in-law Richard Owens; and dear friend Larry Creekmur.
Havard is survived by daughters Deborah R. Rochester and husband Johnny of Burnet, and Virginia Owens of Burnet; sons Van H. Michael and wife Mary, of Burnet, Robert L. Michael and wife Dolores of Burnet; step-son A. J. Michael of Burnet; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a member of Faith Chapel Pentecostal Church of God in Lockhart for 40 years and attended the East Lake Baptist Church in Silver Creek after moving to the Burnet area.
During her early years in life, Havard grew up on a farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle. She married Oscar Michael and they had a farm near Pritchett, Colo., where she taught school in a one-room school for several years. While there she raised her three children: Van, Robert and Virginia. She divorced and moved to Boise City, Okla., where she met and married Sylvan Laney. They moved to Lockhart in 1953 and they had one daughter, Deborah. After Sylvan Laney died, she married W. H. Havard and they later divorced.
She worked for 30 years at Anderwartha Plumbing in Lockhart as a bookkeeper and office manager. She retired from Anderwartha Plumbing and moved to Silver Creek in 1993 where she has continued to reside until her death. She enjoyed fishing on Lake Buchanan, and spent many hours on the lake boating and fishing with her friend, Larry Creekmur.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Edgar Funeral Home in Burnet, with Reverend Ronald Bowden officiating. Burial followed at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park on Park Road 4, in Burnet.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Oaks Nursing Home and the staff of Seton Round Rock ICU for your dedication to her care.
Friends can express their condolences at edgarfh.com.
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