Dorothy Laverne Connor
March 9, 1934 - August 2, 2018
Dorothy Laverne Mozingo Connor
March 9, 1934 – August 2, 2018
Laverne Connor, age 84, formerly of Daingerfield and presently
of Bryan, Texas, passed away on August 2, 2018 at CHI St
Joseph Manor. A memorial service will be held 10 A.M. on Tuesday,
August 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas.
Interment will follow at the Daingerfield Cemetery in
Daingerfield, Texas. Arraqngements are under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home
Laverne was born on March 9, 1934 in Bowie County, Texas to
Darrell Alton and Myrtie Jane Mozingo. She married Harold
Merrill Connor on June 20, 1959 and shared 35 wonderful years
of marriage until his death in 1994.
After graduation from Redwater High School, she attended
Texarkana College and the University of Texas in Austin where
she graduated with a BS in Elementary Education. Her first
teaching assignment was Hooks Elementary teaching third
grade, followed by elementary schools in New Boston,
Redwater, Lone Star, and finally West Elementary in
Daingerfield, where she spent the remainder of her career
teaching first grade. She retired in 1996 after teaching 34 years
in the State of Texas, with 31 of those years in the Daingerfield-
Lone Star ISD. She loved her students and inspired many
children throughout her life with the love of reading and the
importance of education.
Laverne was active in many professional organizations,
including Pandora Study Club, Morris County Texas State
Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and PEO.
As a young child, she came to know her Lord at Redwater
Methodist Church and was later baptized and joined Lone Star
Baptist Church. After moving to Daingerfield, she was a very
active member of First Baptist Church Daingerfield serving as a
Sunday School teacher for many years, active in WMU, and
serving on the Hospitality Committee.
Laverne was a devout Christian, an avid reader and loved to
travel. She lived independently for many years in Daingerfield
after the loss of her husband. In 2008, she moved to Bryan,
Texas to be closer to her son, Michael, and daughter-in-law,
Laverne was preceded in death by her loving husband Harold M.
Connor, parents Darrell Alton and Myrtie Jane Mozingo, sisters
Dossie Shoemaker, Flossie Smith, and Margie Walker, brotherin-
law Kenneth Walker, and daughter-in-law Diana Connor.
Laverne is survived by her son, Michael H. Connor, of Bryan,
Texas; sister-in-law, Mary Beth Peoples, of Burnet, Texas; and
many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The
Parkinson’s Foundation. Special thanks to all her caregivers and
staff at CHI St Joseph Manor and Hospice Brazos Valley in
Bryan, Texas. Family will recieve friends from 5 till 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home