Lauren LaVearn Shafer, 30, of Missouri City and formerly of Bridge City, passed away Sept. 11, in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Nick Colbert. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Pasadena, June 30, 1986, she was the daughter of James Eugene Shafer and Tena Irene (McDonald) Hansen. Lauren attended Bridge City High School where she was on the basketball team, as well as playing softball. She also attended Lake Olympia School in Missouri City where she played the flute and was first chair in band. Lauren loved art and drawing and enjoyed spending time at the beach and outdoors. She was a very compassionate person who liked to help people. Lauren loved traveling and being able to help children. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Carl Eugene Shafer, Sr.; cousin, Ricky Paul George, III and her great-grandparents, Chris and Ozie Frillou.

She is survived by her mother and fiancé Eddie Orozco, of Houston; father, James Shafer and wife Nora; son, Kayden Allen Pepper and siblings, James Allen Shafer, Jennifer Anette Shafer, all of Bridge City and Brandon Allen Hansen and David Justin Allen Hansen, both of Missouri City; grandparents, Mary Ann Zerko and husband Ira, Eugene McDonald and wife Ann, all of Orange, and Frances Daniels and husband Jack, of Houston; aunts and uncles, Margaret Ann George and husband Ricky Paul, of Orange, Walter Frederick Shafer, of Sulphur, LA, Carl Eugene Shafer and Sarah McClendon and Dean, all of Orange, Rose Shafer, of Vidor, Dianne Chadbless, of Orange, Ramona Gonzales, of Bridge City, Cynthia Kay McDonald Shults and husband Robert, of Dayton, Laura Ellen McDonald Konecny and husband Raymond, of Crosby, and Misty Layne McDonald, of Cleveland, OK; along with her loving boyfriend, Clay Gaspard, of Texas City.