LaVerne Asher

of Twin Falls, Idaho
Born in: Wenatchee, Washington
Died: December 19, 2012 in Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho - LaVerne was born in Wenatchee, Wash., to Clay Edwin Kern and Arline Ruth Kaiser Kern. As a young girl, she moved to a remote northern Nevada settlement known as Rowland. She and her siblings attended a one-room school until they moved to Elko, Nev., when she was in the eighth grade. LaVerne went to Elko High School and attended a business college in Reno, Nev. After graduation, she returned to Elko, where she met Jack Asher. They were married June 14, 1952, in Elko, Nev. Jack’s work took them to Nampa, Burley and, lastly, to Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1958. They raised their four children in Twin Falls.
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.

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Nita Moseley Vollmer said on Friday, Dec 21 at 6:11 PM

Brad... I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Praying God's peace and comfort enfold you all and carry you through the tough times, now and those to come. Nita

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