She was born November 27, 1939 in Oil City, Louisiana.
In her earlier years, LaVerne enjoyed traveling the United States with her husband on their Goldwing motorcycle. After settling down, she enjoyed trying new foods, crafting, shopping, and working with the Salvation Army. She was an Eastern Star Past Worthy Matron and a member of the Cossatot Senior Center where she would share her “Thoughts for the Day” uplifting those around her.
LaVerne is survived by her husband Donald Fast; daughter Lori Dowers and husband David; son Lane Shores and wife Eunice; sisters Debra Smith and husband Mike, and Dianne Bednarek; brother Jimmy Pearson and wife Jerry; grandchildren Melanie Foster, Chris Dowers and wife Krystal; great grandson Austin Foster; stepdaughters Ruby Bernier and husband Ken, Dian Church; grandchildren Heather Bernier, Lleah Church, Donald Church and wife Jennifer, Adam Church; great grandchildren Lydia Bernier, Hailey and Brandon Church.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Wickes First Baptist Church, brother Scott Ray officiating. Food will be served immediately following service.