|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1930|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2011|
Buena Vista County
LaVonne J. Anderson, age 81, of Storm Lake, Iowa passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 16, 2011 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
LaVonne J. "Minnie" Browning was born January 3, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah the daughter of James and Ida (Bottini) Browning. In 1957, she was baptized at Elk Baptist Church in Alta, Iowa.
Growing up, LaVonne attended grade school and later graduated from Sparks High School in Sparks, Nevada in 1948. Following high school graduation, LaVonne furthered her education at the University of Nevada where she graduated in 1952 with a degree in Education. She taught elementary school in Nevada, Aurelia, Alta, and Rembrandt, Iowa until she retired in 1975.
While teaching elementary school at Orvis Ring School in Reno, Nevada in 1953, she met Dean who was stationed at Stead Air Force Base with the United States Air Force. They were united in marriage on April 12, 1955 in Jackson, Minnesota, and returned to the family farm north of Alta. Together, they were blessed with three sons: Dan, Tim, and Jeff. They retired from farming after 44 years in 1998 and moved to Storm Lake.
LaVonne enjoyed decorating her home, teaching children, gardening, and cooking. She loved dogs, especially her dog, Mollie. LaVonne treasured her family; especially hosting family gatherings at the lake house. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Dean of Storm Lake, Iowa; children: Dan (Deb) Anderson of Carrizozo, New Mexico; Tim (JoDee) Anderson of Alta, Iowa; Jeff (Barb) Anderson of Warsaw, Indiana; grandchildren: Brian (Megan) Anderson of Geneseo, Illinois; Marcus (Katie) Anderson of West Des Moines, Iowa; Ryne Anderson of Austin, Texas; Evan Anderson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; niece, Tina Lillard of Sparks Nevada; nephews: Bruce and Brent Browning of Reno, Nevada; extended family and friends.
LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jim Browning; and sister, Colleen Lillard.
Ida K. Bottini Browning (1905 - 1996)
Buena Vista County
Created by: Memories 4 ever
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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