Laura Madaline McLeod
October 11, 1930 ~ April 7, 2021
Laura Madaline McLeod, 90, passed on April 7, 2021, in Georgetown, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:30 AM at West End Cemetery in Stephenville, Texas with Howard Martin officiating. The family will receive visitors at 10:00 AM Saturday prior to the service at West End Cemetery.
Laura McLeod was born October 11, 1930 to Bert and Laura Shepherd. She grew up on a farm in Leona, Texas. At age 16 Laura went to Sam Houston State Teacher College and met the love of her life Mack McLeod. She earned a degree in Elementary Education on August 25, 1950 and got married the same day. Laura taught 1st grade for 9 years in Corpus Christi, and 5 years in Austin. Laura and Mack moved to Stephenville in 1964 where they became members of First United Methodist Church (FUMC). Laura served on the committee that originated Stepping Stones and taught in the Stepping Stones programs. She also served on the committee that founded the Latchkey Program now known as Tree House. Laura served as the Education Director at FUMC for 14 years. During her tenure, the Sunday evening program and the acolyte program was pioneered. Vacation Bible School returned to FUMC after having been an ecumenical VBS for many years. She entered into eternal peace on April 7, 2021.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Mack and her 4 sisters— Virginia, Aletha, Georgia, and Inez. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law (Laura and Gary Davis) and grandchildren Madaline and Marshall, a son and daughter-in-law (Tom and Stacey McLeod) and grandchildren Dylan, Tori and TJ, a Brother-in-law, Pat McLeod and many nieces and nephews.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Laura Madaline McLeod, please visit our floral store.