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LaVonne Houston Oveson
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1915
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 2004
Weber County
Utah, USA

LaVonne Houston Tippetts Oveson died, surrounded by her family, on November 29, 2004 in Roy, Utah.

She was born March 8, 1915 in Lovell, Wyoming to John Cooper Houston and Eliza Adelaide Asay Houston. She was the twin that remained, her twin brother Lovell having died in infancy. She married Heber Arnold Tippetts, Sr. on Feb. 1, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple; he died on Nov. 5, 1946 in Lovell, Wyoming. She Married Wilford Walter Oveson April 20, 1948 in Manti, Utah; he died Aug. 13, 1983 in Provo, Utah.
LaVonne will be remembered for her optimism, her happy spirit and warm smile. She loved her neighbors and spent her life in service with them. She taught her children to be good citizens and to take responsibility for making the world a better place. She imbued them with a love of the English language. In her last years, she was an example to her family of poise, patience and unwavering faith.

She received her early education in the Lovell, Wyoming schools, graduating from Lovell High School. She attended the University of Wyoming and Brigham Young University. She enjoyed the ten years she applied her skills as a receptionist at the Central Utah Convalescent Center in Orem.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in most of the organizations, especially Young Women where she was president in the ward and a counselor in the stake. She also served in ward and stake Relief Society positions.
In 1974, she and Wilford served in the New York Cumorah Mission. They participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant twice, taking the parts of Lehi and Sariah. They served for ten years as greeters at the Missionary Training Center, called to be a part of a pilot group for this service. She served with Wilford as an ordinance worker at the Provo Temple. After Wilford died, she served in the Ohio Cleveland Mission. In 1989 she was called on a Rehabilitation Service Mission to the Deseret Industries in Provo.
She honored her ancestors through lifelong genealogy and temple work. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Pioneers. She found joy in her membership in Yshara, a returned missionary group, and the Orem Friends. She was PTA President of Westmore Elementary School and Lincoln Junior High School. Her Son, Val Oveson was the Lieutenant Governor of Utah from 1985-1993.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lakeridge Stake Center, 158 East 1100 South in Orem, Utah. A Visitation was held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Prior To The Services At The Stake Center.
Graveside Services followed at the Orem City Cemetery where she was buried.
Family links: 
  John Cooper Houston (1876 - 1960)
  Eliza Adelaide Asay Houston (1878 - 1945)
  Heber Arnold Tippetts (1913 - 1946)
  Wilford Walter Oveson (1906 - 1983)*
  Lucy Ora Houston Adams (1902 - 1988)*
  Vera Houston Camp (1906 - 2002)*
  Frieda Houston Nottage (1908 - 1990)*
  LaVonne Houston Oveson (1915 - 2004)
*Calculated relationship
Orem City Cemetery
Utah County
Utah, USA
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Apr 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19096790
LaVonne <i>Houston</i> Oveson
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Apr. 25, 2007

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