December 8, 1927 – October 19, 2019
Lorene “LaVerne” Shannon passed away October 19, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born in Goodlett, Texas on December 8, 1927 to Scott and Laura Quisenberry. LaVerne grew up on a farm in rural west Texas with her older brother Leon and her younger sister Mary. She started school a year early so she could walk a mile across the fields to school with Leon.
LaVerne married Charles Shannon on November 10, 1945. They lived in Texas and Montana before settling in Greybull, Wyoming where Charles was a social worker. In addition to raising her family, LaVerne worked at a department store and then at the post office until she retired. She was an amazing cook and seamstress. She loved the Colorado Rockies - she didn’t miss a game and proudly wore her autographed Jon Gray jersey every time he pitched.
After retiring, LaVerne and Charles did volunteer work and interim ministry for several years, settling in Pueblo in 2002. They were active members of First Baptist Church of Pueblo until it closed. Charles died in 2014. LaVerne lived independently at Villa Pueblo until earlier this year when she moved to Jackson Creek Senior Living in Monument.
LaVerne is survived by her sons Roger of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dennis (Shirley) of Parker, Colorado and daughter Linda (Gene) of Larkspur, Colorado, four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her granddaughter, Kathleen Shannon, and her siblings.
LaVerne was cremated and her remains, along with Charles’, will be scattered by family members in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. A memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 11 a.m. at Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gipson Chapel, 407 Jerry St., Castle Rock, Colorado with Rev. Wayne Dvirnak officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cooperative Care, 326 W. 8th St., Pueblo, CO. 81003 or to your favorite charity.
- Pueblo Cooperative Care
- Memorial Service Saturday, October 26, 2019
October 25, 2019
Dear Dennis and family,
So sorry to read about your mother’s passing in the
Your mom was a wonderful women with a big heart.
What comes to mind after all these years is the way
your mother spoke with that southern accent.
I can still hear her say “Dennis”In my mind.
God be with you!
Love Roger and Darla
October 25, 2019
Dear Linda and Family, Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I hold fond memories of spending time at your house with you and your parents. Seems like yesterday, but it has been over 40 years ago. Where does time go? Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Diana