1928 – 2014

LISBON FALLS — LaVerne R. Williams, 85, passed through gates of pearl onto streets of gold escorted to the Throne of Grace by her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 27. Awaiting her arrival was her husband, Donald, and a great-granddaughter, Bethany, along with many others.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1928, in Werner, N.D., the daughter of Clifford and Iola Dancer Johnson. On June 11, 1946, she married Donald in Ogden, Utah.

LaVerne’s life was full, and she loved people. She loved to cook and have family and friends over. Missionaries from many countries were welcomed in her home. Through them, she had friends in Greece, Argentina, Canada, London and many places in between.

She was a homemaker, working at L.L. Bean for a time. After being out of school for 40 years, she successfully completed a nursing course and used her skills to care for people at local nursing homes and provided home care.

She leaves behind her six children, daughters, Vickie (Peter) Pottle and Bonnie (Virgil) Faith of Durham and Teresa Teri’ Dutton of Topsham; sons, Donn ‘Buddy’ (Wanda) of Benton, Randy (Kim) of Durham and Clifford ‘Chip’ (Eileen) of Topsham; three brothers, Richard, Don and Clifford, all of Utah; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, adopted families and close friends.

She was predeceased by her only sister, Dolores.

LaVerne would say, “Life is not always an easy road, but there is rest for your soul and peace awaits me.”

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