Merna Loy Chance Stanger, 80, of Bridge City, passed away on Saturday, June 28, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor John Fortenberry. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on Sept. 9, 1933, she was the daughter of James Chance and Gertrude Taylor. Merna served honorably in the United States Navy as a Corpsman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Stanger.

She is survived by Weldon and Phylis Chance, Robert and Betty Sue Chance, Jeff and Cindy Olivier, Monica and Paul Fruge, Rebecca Olivier, David Olivier, Leroy Olivier, Mandy and Christopher Rector, Michelle and Thomas Glover, and special close family friend Sheila Marler.