Teresa Lea Taylor Lauderdale

Teresa Lee Lauderdale, 41, was a realty specialist with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She loved people and people loved her, her family said. Lauderdale, of Shawnee, had a selfless habit of placing the needs of others above her own and diligently worked to raise funds for worthy causes sponsored by the Federal Women’s Program. Described as a dedicated mother, Lauderdale taught her sons, Brian and Greg – who were 19 and 16 at the time – compassion, trust, thoughtfulness, integrity and, most of all, love. Lauderdale had worked in the Oklahoma City HUD office for 13 years.