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Lavada Zell Condo

September 8, 1935 — June 16, 2024

Midlothian, Texas

On Sunday, June 16,2024, Lavada Condo, age 88 of Red Oak (formerly Midlothian and Grand Prairie) graduated peacefully to her reward. She was born on September 8, 1935 in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. Her childhood years consisted of living in various states such as Oregon, California, New Mexico and more. They were farmers, migrant workers that forged a love of gardening in Lavada that lasted her entire life. In her teen years, her family moved back to Oklahoma where she graduated from Sweetwater High School. Shortly after graduation, she married the love of her life, Joe Condo. They made a wonderful life together living in Oklahoma, then Texas for most of their marriage. Lavada and Joe welcomed three children, Danielle, Joe Jr., and Valerie. The family was the center of her universe and Lavada was the best wife and mother anyone could hope for. Then along came grandchildren and her life was complete. Maw Maw was born and no one could imagine the depths of her love for those grandbabies. She looked for ways to create fun memories for all and those memories are priceless. 

Lavada loved to fish, garden, paint, sing, and go on adventures in her big RV. She was always looking for a project and loved to remake things. Her creations were a source of conversation for all who knew her. She was fun loving and full of love to give to any and all. She was very vocal about her love for God and served in her church her entire life. She was the Sectional Missionette Director for many years because she loved seeing young people grow in their faith. She always found a way to tell others about her Jesus.  

Lavada was preceded in death by her husband Joe Condo, parents Dale Ratliff and Essie Zell Ratliff along with brothers Hack Ratliff and Ray Ratliff. She is survived by her children Danielle Capehart (David), Joe Jr., Valerie Wilson (Steve), Grandchildren David Capehart (Johnna), Lesley Capehart, Stephanie Wilson-Dykes (Jody), Krystal Rigsby (James), Derek Dwilson (Stephanie), Clint Condo (Samantha), and Chelsea Raggio (Mike). She had 10 great-grandchildren she was so proud of, Kalei, Jaycee, Kobe, Lowee, Averie, Blake, Madison, Maylee, Kaylin, and Ethan. Sister Mary Brumley and brother Danny Ratliff along with loved nieces and nephews. 

Special thanks to the staff at Arabella Red Oak and Alpha Omega Hospice for the wonderful care they care her. She loved them all. 



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Friday, June 21, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 22, 2024

2:45 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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