Wednesday, February 7, 2007
(King) Brown passed from this earth into the loving arms of her beloved husband
on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.
She was 81
Mrs. Brown was born in
Sunnyside and graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1943.
Laverne was a valued
employee of First Interstate Bank in Oakland, Calif., retiring after 25 years
of service. Upon her return to the Yakima Valley, she worked part time for her
brother, Joe King, at Ideal Lumber and Hardware in Toppenish. She was a
meticulous bookkeeper and enjoyed the stimulation of employment.
Laverne was married to
Burton Brown for 47 years. He was the love of her life and together they played
many a card games and enjoyed their travels together.
She is survived by her son,
Richard Brown (Myra) of Santa Clara, Calif.; a granddaughter, Tera Newman
(Joe); one great-granddaughter, Xaviera and a great-grandson, Joey. She is also
survived by her sister, Fern Hummel of Arkansas and Loretta Orr (Gary), of
Bellingham; two sisters-in-law, Barbara King and Dorothea King; four
brothers-in-law, Melvin (Lois) Moore, Dean Moore, Jack (Betty) Moore and Lonnie
Bedwell; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Louise Nelson and
She was preceded in death by
her beloved husband Burt; her parents, Elmer E. and Lillie E. King; and her
brothers, Glen and Joseph King.
At Laverne’s request there
will be no services held. Neptune Society is in charge of arrangements.