In Memory

Margaret 'Dorothy Lee' LaCavera (Meier) - Class Of 1957

Dorothy Lee Meier, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on September 15, 2006 at her son's home in Yerington. Dorothy was born Margaret Rose LaCavera on January 21, 1939 to Joseph Salvatore LaCavera and Eleanor Catherine Decker. 

She grew up in South Pasadena, California and moved to Nevada in 1988. Dorothy worked at Sierra Nevada Job Corps for many years. She was a wonderful humanitarian and loved her garden.

She is survived by her brother, Anthony LaCavera of Athens, Georgia; cousins Don and Eugene Decker of Glendale, California; sons Ted Rudolph of Yerington, Rick Meier of Stead, Nevada, Bob Owens of Lafayette, Louisiana; and daughter Gail Donley of Yerington; grandsons Chris and Aaron Rudolph and Alex and Andrew Meier upon whom she showered great love and affection; and her three daughters-in-law: Crystal, Ann, and Darlene; and many nephews and nieces. Dorothy is also survived by wonderful friends Katherine Rudolph, Ron White and Mary Adkins.

She will be greatly missed by all.

[Margaret LaCavera attended Marengo School with SPHS Class of 1957 alumni and had life-long ties to her South Pasadena beginnings.]

Reno Gazette-Journal, September 20, 2006