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Geraldine "Geri" Boyce Lavite

May 13, 1940 — May 16, 2023

Geraldine “Geri” Boyce Lavite, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Please join us at White’s Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, at 2:00 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 to celebrate Geri’s life. Family Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2023 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to- The Salvation Army USA (https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/) Geri was born on May 13, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to Marie and Girard Boyce. She grew up in East Williston, NY and attended Wagner College and had many fond memories of spending summers on Fire Island. Geri was a champion for all students; especially for students with special learning needs and disabilities. She began her teaching career in Prince George’s County in Maryland. Geri was a special education teacher at Crockett Elementary and the diagnostician at Weatherford High School for several years. She was the Special Education Director for Weatherford ISD until she retired. After retirement, because of her outstanding reputation and expertise, Geri became a consultant for the Texas Education Agency working with numerous Texas School Districts, coaching, mentoring and teaching campus personnel. After TEA, Geri was a consultant with White Settlement ISD and Arlington ISD where she developed outstanding educational plans for students in need of extra support and intervention. She was a highly respected and remarkable educator. Geri enjoyed traveling, spending time in Louisiana with family, and was so fortunate to have so many dear friends. The stories of “The Wild Women” outings and special times with the “widows and orphans” were not to be missed. Geri was the consummate planner, party thrower, and had the most contagious laugh. Her ranch was the spot for many parties but was also a refuge for friends in times of need. Geri is predeceased by her husband, Colonel Anthony Lavite, Jr.; her parents, Marie and Girard Boyce; sister, Anne Onderdonk; and brother-in-law, Charles Onderdonk; sister-in-law, Mary “Honey Girl” Lavite Crovetto; niece, Mia Crovetto James; step-son, Captain Anthony Lavite, lll; and grandson, Damon Pfaltzgraff. Geri is survived by her cousin, Dr. Robert Furey; nephew, Eric Onderdonk and his wife, Kristen, and their sons, Ryan, Connor and Gavin; grandson, Jason Pfaltzgraff and his wife, Whitney and their sons, Jared, and Cooper, and granddaughter, Aurelia; Mary Ann Pfaltzgraff and children, Dustin and Catherine; granddaughter, Karen Pfaltzgraff Ursino and husband, Dan and their daughters, Sylvia and Gina; niece, Cara Crovetto Vann and husband, Greg and their children, Vivian and Garrett; great-niece, Catherine James and nephew-in-law, Jeff James. She is also survived by her constant four-legged companions, Jackie and Jesse, who were the apples of her eye; and friend, Vicente, a son she never had.
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