Jo Elaine Peveto Gaither, 67, was born Dec. 15, 1945 in Orange, and died Jan. 12, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Jo Elaine is preceded in death by her parents R.A. and Elaine Peveto, son David Duhon, brother Chris Peveto, and husband Bud Gaither.

Jo Elaine was a life-long resident of Orange. She loved life and loved to laugh. She was very compassionate about animals and always had a “herd” of them.

Jo Elaine is survived by her brother Lynn Peveto and his children Blake Peveto and Brianne Peveto, special friend Rita Monson, and daughters Debbie Duhon Mott, Lorie Duhon Pollock (Tim), Cathy Duhon Miller (Trey), and Cindy Duhon Graves (Jeffrey).

She is survived by four grandchildren, Loren Hughes, Alex Graves, Mandy Graves, and Tyler Miller. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren: Jaela Spraggins and Hudson Vogel as well as twin great-grandchildren on the way.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2:00 pm at 206 Myers, in Orange, to celebrate Jo Elaine’s life.

Instead of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas at

Cremation was held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, condolences may be sent for the family at