Lorna Marie Knaus, 54, of Orange passed away Monday, Oct. 6, at Methodist Hospital Medical Center in Houston.
Lorna was born Nov. 2, 1959 to June Marie Rodriguez and Sidney Paul Badon Sr. She had lived in the Orange area since 1989, and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She had many occupations, president of Southeast Texas Association of Dance Teachers Chapter #3 of Dance Masters of America for 34 years, owner and director of Lorna Badon School of Fine Arts for 37 years and founder and director of Orange Jazz Company for 31 years. She enjoyed going camping and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her mother in law, Phyllis Shields.
Lorna is survived by her husband, Eddie Knaus of Orange; son, Cameron Paul Knaus and wife, Katrina of Orange; mother, June Marie Rodriguez Badon Wood of Port Arthur; father, Sidney Paul Badon Sr. of Groves; brother, Sidney Paul Badon Jr. and wife, Melinda of Groves; brother in law, Scott Knaus of Groves; grandchildren, Triston Knaus and Shane Paul Knaus. She also survived by her nieces and nephews, Cody Vincent Badon and wife, Jill, Marci Krautner and husband, Joseph, Beau Alan Badon, Melissa Barnes and husband, Cecil, Colby Knaus; great nieces, Breelyn Badon, Chloe Barnes, Kendall Krautner, Lilah Badon and Keira Krautner.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at St. Francis Catholic Church, in Orange, from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm, with a vigil at 6:30 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 10,  at 10:30 at St. Francis Catholic Church, with the Rev. Tom Phelan officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to the Orange Jazz Company in loving memory of Lorna Badon Knaus. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com