LaVerne Lanford

July 7, 1930 - August 31, 2018
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LaVerne Lanford of Mangum, Oklahoma passed away on August 31, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. She was born July 7, 1930, to Lonnie and Lizzie Wallace. LaVerne grew up in the Hester Community and then moved to Mangum where she finished her schooling. After graduating from high school in 1948, she entered business school in Oklahoma City. Upon return to Mangum LaVerne began her career in banking. She began working for the Noble family as a teller. Because of her dedication to the bank she was promoted to Vice President. LaVerne enjoyed working with the Mangum Alumni as treasurer for many years. Her whole career ended with retirement after 43 years. LaVerne kept busy helping her husband with farming and ranching. She also had special moments with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. LaVerne continued to be active with the community and her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jess, brother John Wallace, and a dear granddaughter Becky.

Survivors include:
Daughter: Gayle Snipes & husband Sonny of Pottsboro, TX
Grandson: Justin Snipes & wife Kristi of Dewey, OK
Granddaughter: Bethney Jones & husband Michael
4 Great- Grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Glena Wallace


Service Information

Viewing
Date: September 4, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Funeral
Date: September 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Interment
Date: September 5, 2018

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DALE & LAWANA HOUCK WEAVER
SMITHVILLE, TX
We were saddened to learn the loss of this dear sweet lady and neighbor.  We have such fond memories of LaVerne, Jess, and daughter, Gayle Lanford Snipes.  She was truly a blessing to be around with her smile and always positive attitude.  My dear sister babysat Gayle and always enjoyed it.
Please accept our most sincere condolences.  Prayers of comfort and peace to Gayle and her family at this most difficult time.  Love you!!
Tommy & Michele Siegmann
Broken Arrow, OK
There may be little we can say and not much we can do,but both of us would like to show our thoughts and prayers are there with you . . . . Gayle and Sonny , our best and oldest friends. We love you .
Mary Lyn, Jason and Skyla Koch
Edmond, OK
May God Comfort your family threw this difficult time. She will be dearly missed.
She was a wonderful woman.
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