Former Catholic Commentator editor Laura Deavers was honored during the annual Catholic Press Association Memorial Mass in Green Bay, Wisconsin on June 15.  

After Communion, CPA president Joe Towalski read a list of CPA members who had died during the previous year.  

Deavers, who served as editor of The Catholic Commentator for 30 years, died Sept. 13 at the age of 69. She was a native of Baton Rouge and served as editor from 1984-2013.  

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Laura Deavers

Deavers was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and LSU.  

The Memorial Mass was celebrated during the CPA’s annual convention.