|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1928|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 2012|
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Laverene J. Barnes, 84, died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Chey-enne, Wyo.
Graveside services for will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Valley View Cemetery with Pastor Phillip King officiating.
Laverene was born March 7, 1928 in Hawk Springs, Wyo. the daughter of Arthur and Emma (Ohley) Hacker. She grew up in the Hawk Springs, Huntley, and Torrington, Wyoming areas. Laverene married Larry W. Barnes on Aug. 11, 1952. To this union six children were born, Debra (Chuck) Stoeger, Kenneth (Kathy) Barnes, Larry E. (Glenda) Barnes, Patty (Brad) Essert, Karen (Scott) Lacey all of Torrington, and Cyndi (Randy) Wiggins of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The couple had a passion for providing for their family. They raised chickens, milk cows, beef cows, and pigs. In addition the pair had a huge garden which provided enough vegetables to be canned for the year. Laverene also sold eggs, milk and homemade bread to help make ends meet. In 1962 they began remodeling and expanding a two room shack which would become their family home. She loved to laugh and often told stories of getting in trouble for doing so, a trait she passed on to her children.
During her retirement she enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren as they graduated high school. She loved to watch old western movies, tennis, and golf. She created a VHS collection of her favorite movies and shows. Laverene was a dedicated listener to KCMI's Hymntime radio program on Sunday morning and planned her day around it.
Laverene is survived by all of her six children and their spouses, two step-daughters Shirley (Kenny) Thrasher of Iowa, and Jenny (Fred) Currier of Torrington; brother Calvin Hacker of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a half sister Norma Berry of Minnesota and a step-brother, Clifford Newton of Oregon; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Preceding Laverene in death was her beloved husband and friend Larry; her parents; six sisters; one half sister; four brothers, two half brothers and one grandson. .
Published in The Star-Herald from July 3 to July 5, 2012
Arthur Danzil Hacker (1882 - 1951)
Emma Euella Ohley Hacker (1889 - 1931)
Larry W Barnes (1926 - 1986)
Sylvia Lucretia Hacker Harshberger (1908 - 1993)*
Bernice Alberta Hacker Smith (1909 - 1973)*
Doyle Limon Hacker (1911 - 1978)*
Oliver Carmi Hacker (1913 - 2009)*
Lucille Celeste Hacker Curran (1918 - 2009)*
Troy LeRoy Hacker (1922 - 1964)*
Laverene June Hacker Barnes (1928 - 2012)
Wanda Hacker (1931 - 1931)*
Valley View Cemetery
Created by: GLG
Record added: Jul 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93033639