Lawana Groth passed away at her home January 1, 2022, after
a lengthy illness with her husband and son by her bedside.
Born on August 15, 1955, in Natchitoches, La as Lawana Rae
LaCaze to Christine LaCaze and Carroll Ray LaCaze.
Lawana grew up in Natchitoches and graduated from
Natchitoches High School in 1973, and attended Northwestern
State University where she received her degree and also later
was employed there until 1982. After moving to Longview, she
was employed by the State as a social worker for 10 years and
then resigned due to declining health.
Her hobbies included knitting, cross-stitching, coin and stamp collecting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christine LaCaze and
Carroll Ray LaCaze; sisters, Edna Cardino of Natchitoches, La;
Betty Wallace of Natchitoches, La; and brother, Felix "Sonny
LaCaze of Natchitoches, La.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Larry Groth of
Clarksville City,Tx; her son, Ben Groth and wife, Autumn Groth
of Longview, Tx; sister, Nina Kay and husband, Kenneth Kay of
Provencal, La; brother-in-law, Carl Groth and wife, Jean Groth of
Port Townsend, Wa; sister-in-law, Martha LaCaze of
Natchitoches, La; numerous nieces and nephews.
A small graveside service will be held at a later date.