Althea passed away in South Lake Tahoe, CA surrounded by her family. She was born in Bourne, MA, and moved to San Rafael in 1944, upon her marriage to John Laufer Jr. She worked at Hamilton AFB while her husband was in the Pacific during WWII and afterward they raised their family of four children. Althea lived a full life, loved the ocean and while raising four children, devoted her time to little league, scouts and water lessons. They moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1976 and lived their retirement years in their beloved mountains. She was preceded in death by her husband John and is survived by her children: John & wife Liz Laufer, Ron & wife Jeanette Laufer, Kathy and husband Frank Archibald and Mark and wife Michelle Laufer. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Avenue, So. Lake Tahoe, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Barton Memorial Hospital, 2170 South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, or the charity of your choice.