LaVerne was active in the First Baptist church, various women’s groups and service groups in the Magic Valley. She and Jack celebrated 60 years of marriage in Twin Falls this past summer. We know she is hiking in heaven in more beautiful mountains than possible on earth. She is enjoying flowers and nature in ways these last several years haven’t allowed her to do. Most importantly, she’s with Jesus and will never suffer pain again.
LaVerne is survived by her loving husband, Jack; children, Melody Asher (Michael McBride) of Twin Falls, Brad (Kathy) Asher of Twin Falls and Tamara Akiyama of Beaverton, Ore. Son, Clay, was killed in a tragic work accident in 1977. She has four grandchildren, Colleen Asher (Taylor Bell) of Boise, Emily Asher of Filer, Sarah Asher (Chad Thomason) of Jerome, Idaho, and Steven Akiyama of Beaverton, Ore.; and one great-grandson, Wyatt Annis of Filer. She is also survived by all three of her siblings, Duane Kern and Donna Bellinger, both of Elko, Nev., and Joan Conner of Rohnert Park, Calif.
We will carry on the values you taught us. We will love, give and care for others. Mom lived a simple life, never complained and was always satisfied with this life. She will be eternally loved, missed forever and is never to be forgotten.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Twin Falls First Baptist Church, 910 Shoshone St. N. in Twin Falls, Idaho, with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Dustin Godfrey and the staff at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park.” Donations may be made to the Twin Falls First Baptist Church Mission Fund or the Twin Falls Senior Citizen Center.