LaVerne Reed Williams, born 19 Sep 1948 in Sanford, CO passed away at her home on 29 Jan 2023 at the age of 74 years young. She was the daughter of Birl Gilbert Reed and La Vina Marvele Reynolds. Mom is preceded in death by Richard Owen Wiliams (Husband), Birl Reed (Father), Marvele Reynolds (Mother), Beverly Powell (Sister), Calvin Reed (Brother), Gordon Reed (Brother), and Stormy Marie Williams (Granddaugter).
LaVerne is survived by Sharon Sowards (Sister), Leon Reed (Brother), Ross Reed (Brother), Van Reed (Brother). She is also survived by her 4 wonderful children Karri (Shannon) Brazel, Blaine Williams, Troy (Loni) Williams, Brandon (Colleen) Williams. and her 10 amazing grandkids. Gavin, Hunter (Rylee), Connor Williams, Makenna Brazel, Keara, Raychel Williams, Nash, Wren, Heston Williams.
LaVerne graduated from Sanford High School "Green and White, Fight, Fight" in 1967. She attended college at Adams State in Alamosa, CO. She met Richard in Alamosa, CO. LaVerne and Richard were married in April 1971. She worked for 19 years as a crossing guard, about 10 years at the Davis County Courthouse, Mom worked at VIP for several years, where she was known as the “Chicken Lady” and it was better than KFC.
The following is from mom's words:
we had a bit of a travel bug throughout our marriage and went several places. we camped a lot and while the family fished I read a book...fishin' just ain't my thing. WE TRAVELED the entire west coast making our way to British Columbia., CANADA. WE'VE BEEN TO DISNEYLAND twice and mickey looked the same both times...I just wish I did. For fun and adventure with my boys, WE TRAVELED TO OKLAHOMA, MADE A WRONG TURN, STOPPED AT A CAFE TO GET DIRECTIONS, FOUND OUT WE WERE IN NEBRASKA, "HOLY CRAP", WE HAD TO BACKTRACK ABOUT. 100 MILES (I WAS READING THE MAP UPSIDE DOWN). I WAS FORBIDDEN FROM THE MAPS. WE" DID GET TO LAWTON, OKLAHOMA TO SEE MY YOUNGEST SON GRADUATE FROM BOOT CAMP. IT WAS AN AWESOME JOURNEY.
I had the opportunity to be in 4 places at once---yep stopped at 4 corners (New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah)! I had the privilege of going to hawaii in 2011 for christmas and yes i CLIMBED diamond head...the cliche is true we are not too old to try new things...just remember to keep it slow and steady. since hawaii most of my travels are to california where i can say i have been to every tourist spot you know about such as san diego, catalina island, santa monica and went to my first dolly parton concert (I had thought I was going to a drag queen show)
Mom you can rest in peace knowing that you didn't lose us, we lost you and you will be forever missed. Love you always and forever, MOM.
Funeral services to be held at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East Bountiful, UT., Friday 03 Feb. 2023 at 11am, where friends may visit family Thursday Feb. 2nd from 6-8 pm and Friday 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to services.
Internment Farmington City Cemetery.