|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1922|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2005|
San Diego County
Wife of Lawrence James Lacau, MSGT U.S. Army
From the ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS, August 19, 2005:
Former longtime Anchorage resident Dorothy "Duffy" E. LaCau, 83, died July 15, 2005, at home in Vista, Calif., with her son, Jim, by her side, after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Mrs. LaCau was born on the Fourth of July, 1922, in Everett, Mass., to Walter and Maisie Styles. She graduated from Everett High School in 1940.
After high school, she attended nursing school at the Widden Memorial Hospital in Everett, Mass., and became a registered nurse, working in the medical field for about 10 years.
She married Larry LaCau on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, in Malden, Mass. Larry, was a career Army enlisted man. They were stationed in New England, Texas, Georgia, and transferred to Alaska in 1960. They lived here for about 40 years in Chugiak, Eagle River and Anchorage before retiring.
"Duffy raised four children and remained a patriotic and dedicated Army wife and mother throughout her life," her son wrote.
"Duffy loved berry-picking, camping, fishing, gardening, crocheting and socializing with friends. In 2000, Duffy and her husband, Larry, moved to Vista to be closer to three of their four children, spending their final years basking in the California sun. Larry preceded her in death on May 29, 2004, after 59 years of marriage."
She is survived by her children, Jim LaCau of Vista, Tony LaCau of Wasilla, Jean Mitchell of Loveland, Colo., and Michele Hoisington of Vista; sisters, Ruth Lindh of Peabody, Mass., and Nancy Vokey and Sally Woods, both of York, Maine; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren in California, Colorado and Alaska; and many other extended family members on the East Coast.
Her remains will be interred with her husband, Larry's, on Aug. 29 at the National Cemetery at Fort Richardson.
Memorial contributions may be made to San Diego chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Lawrence James Lacau (1920 - 2004)*
Plot FF 98
JUL 4 1922
JUL 15 2005
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Fort Richardson National Cemetery
Plot: Section FF, Row 9, Site 98
Created by: Teresa L. Watson
Record added: Sep 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11842347