Lenora's grandfather Joseph Teichman was one of the first four German families to come from south Texas to settle and farm Dodson Prairie. The German community that settled here, including Lenora’s grandfather and father, shared their talents and constructed St. Boniface Catholic Church. Because of this deep heritage in the area, Lenora had a keen interest in the history of Dodson Prairie. She was an active member of the Palo Pinto Historical Society, and contributed articles and photographs for two Palo Pinto historical books, as well as the Mineral Wells Index and the North Texas Catholic newspapers.
Lenora's Catholic faith was central to her family and community involvement. As a child, she grew to love the church and its traditions. Upon retirement on Dodson Prairie, she became involved once again at St. Boniface Catholic Church, teaching children the tenets of the faith and preparing them for the sacraments. She also served as secretary/treasurer of St. Anne's Altar Society of St. Boniface Church.
Lenora was commissioned to serve as lector, reading Holy Scripture at Mass, and was an active member of the Catholic charismatic movement. She shared her devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, often praying her daily rosary, interceding for the needs of family and friends. In 2012, Lenora was present to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. Boniface Catholic Church. The celebration brought back to the prairie over 200 family members and former parishioners to celebrate this Catholic tradition, so central to Lenora's life.
Lenora’s home on the knoll gathers together her grown children, their spouses and children for celebrations of family, especially at Thanksgiving and the annual Brazos River float trip. Baptisms, first communions, weddings, and funerals at St. Boniface also bring family together in life-giving celebrations.
Lenora continues to live through her family.