Clarabelle “Dovey” (Altvater) Archambeault of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord Jesus at 7:55 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2012. She was 95 years of age, born to Karl (Charles) Altvater and Margarete “Maggie” (Mohr) Altvater on Aug. 20, 1916, in Terre Haute.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, David Martin Archambeault, Nov. 19, 1979; her husband, Leo Ralph Archambeault, April 28, 1995; siblings, Martin Altvater, Christina (Altvater) Burnett, William Altvater, Henry Altvater, Margaret (Altvater) Stephens, Emma (Altvater) Roberts, Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Altvater) Scott, Carl Altvater, Mary Catherine Altvater, and Lesta (Altvater) Myers.
She loved to entertain and make people happy. She was a long standing, active member of the Honey Creek High School “Mother Bees,” and for many years she sang with the Wabash Valley Purdue Extension Chorus, and the choir of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was a long time member. She had a most beautiful singing voice and could “yodel” in the manner of her father and grandfather who had been shepherds in the mountains of Germany.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a fine homemaker, cook, and extraordinary baker. She retired from the Vigo County School Corp. in June of 1980. A member in good standing of Trinity Lutheran Church, and over the last few years attended Calvary Temple of Terre Haute. She was a loving, Spirit-filled, caring Christian woman who always found the “goodness” in people.
She is survived by her children and family, daughter, Leora Jane (Archambeault) Rogers; son, Donald Leo and wife Sylinda Carol (Bennett) Archambeault of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Katherine Renee (Rogers) Hocker and husband Steve Hocker of Louisville, Ky., Ronald Dale Rogers and wife Stephanie (Conner) Rogers of Indianapolis, Matthew Tye Archambeault and wife Linda Marie (Archer) Archambeault, and Benjamin Aaron Archambeault and wife Cathy Lynn (Trackwell) Archambeault of St. Petersburg, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Ryan Donald Hocker, Jessica Claire Hocker, Paige Noelle Davidson, Julian Michael Davidson, Garrett Cole Archambeault, Caitlyn Marie Archambeault, Maya Cary Archambeault, Skylar Renee Archambeault, Hannah Morgan Archambeault, and Savannah Marie Archambeault.
Funeral services have been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Boulevard. Pastor Dana Newhouse and Pastor Kyle Andrews of Calvary Temple will be officiating. Burial will be at Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive. To God be the glory! Online condolences can be made at: