LaFave, Gloria J. (LaClair), Lantana, Texas, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas following a heroic battle with cancer. She was 60 years old. The daughter of the late Louis and Frances (Andrejewski) Cieslinski of Freeland, Gloria (Glo) was born March 21, 1951 in Bay City, Michigan. She was married to Clayton P. LaFave. Glo enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, and the Christmas holiday filled with cherished traditions and festive decorations. Glo is survived by her husband Clay and daughter Amy Deffenbaugh (Ritchie), Lantana, Texas, as well as three grandchildren, Grant, Peyton, and Caroline Deffenbaugh. Also surviving are three step-daughters and one step-son, Sherry Annee (Tony), Indianapolis, IN; Brian LaFave (Brooke), Olympia, WA; Stacey LaFave-Nienhuis (Marc), Kawkawlin, MI; and Julie Raddell (Mike), Liverpool, NY; five step-grandchildren, Anthony Annee II, Merek LaFave, Watson LaFave, Alex LaFave, Walden Raddell; two sisters, Maxine Hall (Bob), Pinconning, MI; Deb Wiggins (Randy), Midland, MI; sister-in-law, Kay Cieslinski, Monument, CO; many nieces and nephews. Glo was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Cieslinski. A Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Schabel will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to their favorite charity. www.snowfuneralhome.net