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, 19, and Greg, 16, compassion, trust, thoughtfulness, integrity and, most of all, love. Lauderdale had worked in the Oklahoma City HUD office for 13 years.