Laura was born and grew up in Houston, Texas. Raised with five brothers and sisters, Shannon, the twins Norma and Paul, Arthur and Shirley. She worked in retail sales over the years but her life’s work was being a wife and mother. She lived one year in Marlboro, Massachusetts, six years in Cypress, Texas and four years on a ranch outside of Henderson, Texas. Most of her life was spent in the Dallas/Ft. worth area. Laura loved to travel and had the great opportunity to see much of the United States, but also Jamaica, the Bahamas, the UK, Scotland and several countries in continental Europe. The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and France. She was a lifelong seamstress, making many of her own clothes as well making clothes for others. She was a lifelong church member and took great comfort in her faith. She was always considered the matriarch of the family, the glue that held everyone together.
She was an amazing and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she took great pride in those roles. Always a loving and supportive wife, in ways that are hard to imagine. She was loving and loved by everyone, caring, patient, carried herself with grace and always supportive. She was tough as nails and yet always sweet. Took life as it came, good and bad, and made the most of it. Smart, interested in everyone. Knew a lot about a lots of things. Handled herself with love, grace and patience always.
Laura was preceded in death by her father James Gordon Young and her mother, Irma Schmidt Young, as well as her husbands Charles Vernon Harveson, Jr. and George Wesley Jageman.
Laura is survived by her sons Charles Vernon Harveson III and partner Mark Martino, James Gordon Harveson and wife Carla Mertens. Her granddaughter Jennifer Gengo and step grandsons Ray Spencer, Sebastian Leis, Stefan Peelen and Daniel Peelen. As well as her extended family of many great grand children, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A Celebration of life service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the Desoto Presbyterian Church,
212 West Pleasant Run Rd., Desoto, Texas 75115.