After a lengthy illness, Altha Rae Stanton Peveto, 86, of Orange is resting peacefully in her Father’s arms.

A native of Orange, she was born on June 24, 1925, to Albert and Lonnie Peveto Stanton. Rae was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church. She graduated from Orangefield High School and Port Arthur Business College. Rae worked at the County Clerk’s Office and as a legal secretary for Bill Sexton and James Neff.

She married Stafford Odom “Stack” Peveto on April 13, 1946. They raised their sons, Rodney and Billy in the McLewis Community of Orangefield. In 1978 they retired to Toledo Bend where they spent 27 wonderful years fishing, hunting, gardening and reading. Rae enjoyed her neighborhood Pokeno Club and was an active member of the Toledo Bend VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Mrs. Peveto is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Sidney Stanton; and sisters Doris Stanton Vincent, Maxine Stanton Parker and Jeanette Stanton Frederick.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 66 years, Stafford Peveto: sons, Rodney Vaughn Peveto and wife Cindy of Plano, Billy Clinton Peveto and wife Nancy of Buna; grandchildren, Teri Daigle and husband, Duke of Fannett, Lisa Crumpton and husband Larry of Buna, Amy McIlwain and husband Randy of Mauriceville and Andrew Stafford Peveto and wife, Christina of Plano; and nine great-grandchildren, Macy and Chrisman Peveto, Tanner, Trace and Carli Crumpton, Ty Daigle, Cameron, Colton and Carson McIlwain.

Visitation will be Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home of Orange. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with the the Rev. Jeremy Walton of New Cherry Grove Baptist of Buna officiating. Interment will follow in the Bland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Stanton, Jim Brown, Paul Peveto, Dwight Whitman, Duke Daigle, Larry Crumpton, Randy McIlwain and Roy Burton. Honorary pallbearers are Mark and Byron Vincent and Charles Frederick.