LaVerne Marion Taylor, Age: 96
Aug 19, 1922 -- Feb 5, 2019


LaVerne Marion Taylor went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on February 5, 2019, at the age of 96.  LaVerne was born to Oscar and Agnes Settergren on August 19, 1922, in Dassel, MN.  She graduated in 1940 from Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, MN.  LaVerne went back to school and received her bachelor’s degree in 1977 from the University of Minnesota, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.


LaVerne married Burt Taylor on August 23, 1940.  He preceded her in death on October 19, 1994.   They moved from Edina, MN to Carson City, NV in 1977.  LaVerne was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Carson City and volunteered many years at KNIS Christian Radio Station and Carson Tahoe Hospital.  She also enjoyed performing in the annual Carson City Senior Follies.  In December 2016, she moved to Shawnee, KS.  LaVerne was a loving and devoted mother to, and is survived by, her 5 children, Sharon (Jim), Nancy (Ron), Glenn (Beth), Jo (Bill), Steve (Sandy); and her precious 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.





Ellen and Stanley King Feb 12 ,2019

Friends ,Landenberg ,Pennsylvania

Dear Sharon, Nancy, Glenn, Jo and Steve, Jo called me last night and told me about Mom’s passing. It is impossible to put into words how I feel. I regret I did not go to visit Mom in Kansas as I contemplated to do. I shall never forget how Mom and Dad came to see me after midnight and took me home with them when I suffered the loss of my father 50some years ago. They stood by me and told me that your home was my home and you were all my siblings too. I want you to know that I share your sadness. Mom will be long remembered. I looked on her as my Second mother, and I think I never knew a kinder, more loving, more considerate person. Sincerely yours, Ellen

Patricia Brawley Feb 14 ,2019

friend/ P.E.O.Sister ,Minden ,Nevada

What a privilege to know LaVerne as she was a true lady. Her smile and her warm heart radiate love for God, life and all people. Reading her obituary brought a smile to my face as I read about her ties to Minnesota. I lived in Edina from 1950 to 1963 when I left to go to college. Arrived in Nevada for an adventure in 1967 and have not left. LaVerne and I often talked about the life in Minnesota: snow, mosquitoes, and all the green. We met at a P.E.O. meeting and bonded soon after that. She loved the follies and we loved watching her sharing her talents. May all the fond memories of LaVerne offer comfort to all who loved her.

Willie Mae Hensel Feb 14 ,2019

Co-Worker ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Glenn, I am truly sorry about the loss of your mom. I know what you are going through and it hurts. I found that the memories kept me going and I cherish them. My brothers and sisters talk about the whippings we got and her boomerang house shoe. She was a good aim! (smile). Take comfort in knowing that you and your family are in my prayers and your mom is happy and is with the Lord and her husband. Ms. Willie Mae Hensel

Bill & Rose Feltner Feb 18 ,2019

Friend ,Carson City ,Nevada

Our prayers are with Laverne's family as they obviously are missing her here but know she's in the presence of the Lord she loved. It was a privilege to serve with her at KNIS Christian radio/Pilgrim Radio and to worship with her at church. She touched many lives through her thoughtful and gregarious personality. Our family has been blessed by knowing her. Bill and Rose Feltner

Nancy M. Bailey Feb 18 ,2019

PEO Chapter N, Corresponding Secretary ,Carson City ,Nevada

The Sisters of PEO Chapter N send their condolences to the family of LaVerne Taylor, who has passed on to Chapter Eternal. LaVerne was a very special lady and a beloved member of the Sisterhood during her time in Carson City. All those who knew her have fond personal memories, and those who knew of her have admiration for her many fine qualities and her contributions to PEO. Sincerely, Nancy M. Bailey Corresponding Secretary Chapter N, Carson City Nevada