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Marcella Elizabeth Laffin
August 1929 March 2010
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Marcella (Kaber) Laffin, 80, of Turlock, passed away at her home at Paramount Court. Marcella “Dolly,” “Bubba” Laffin lived a full life involved as a Cub Scout leader, PTA officer, YLI officer, choir director, bowling secretary for several leagues and entered many crafts in county fairs.
Born in St. Louis, Mo., the family moved west to Lake County before settling in Orland, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Kaber of Hilmar; her second husband, Laurence Laffin of Turlock; and her brother, Ted Overton of Colusa.
Marcella is survived by her brothers, Bob Overton (Irma), George Overton (Joanne) and Pete Overton of Orland, Pat Overton (Lorraine) of Forest Ranch and Mike Overton (Diane) of Yuba City; sister, Theresa Day (Raymond) of Sacramento; sister-in-law, Mary Overton of Colusa; children, Dave Kaber (Janice [deceased] and Cyndie) of Susanville, Stan Kaber (Teresa) of Orland, Kathy Gritton (Wayne) of Reno and Ruth Kaber of Hilmar; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; step-children, Nancy Hollister (Jim), Dianne Villanueva (Les), Larry Laffin and John Laffin (Terry) of Turlock; and five step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Orland Alumni Association ( or Community Hospice (
Services for Marcella will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, March 26. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Please leave memories and condolences at