Stoddard Funeral Home & Sunset Memorial Gardens

3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, CO


Viola R. Gavoille

November 10, 1927March 24, 2020

Viola Gavoille, 92, of Eaton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at The Center at Center Place Rehab facility in Greeley, Colorado. She was born on November 10, 1927 in Johnstown, Colorado to Adam and Marie (Schafer) Brehm. She was the oldest of 8 children.

She was a homemaker and was known for her angel food cakes and crocheting abilities. Viola married Howard Gavoille on February 25, 1954. She and her husband worked in the Berthoud, Ault, Eaton and Kersey areas milking cows. After retirement, they moved to Benjamin Square in Eaton, Colorado and resided there for over 30 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Betty (Robert) Rickard and Shelly Gavoille, both of Greeley, three grandchildren, Jeffrey Rickard and Krystal (Scott) Shaffer both of Greeley and Nicole Rickard-Oster of LaSalle, five great grandchildren, Jacob and Brandon Schaffer of Greeley, Adam Rickard of Greeley, Tesla Oster of LaSalle and Shantel Rickard of Arizona, one great-great grandchild, Selene Rickard of Evans, four sisters, Ruby Harding of Greeley, Geraldine (Richard) Sterkel of Loveland, Dorothy Held of Windsor and Mary Ann Gooding of Fort Collins and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Robert Brehm, and two sisters, Ella Mae Huwa and Lillian Schaeffer.

Private Family Services

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Viola Gavoille in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634


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Terri Hadl

March 31, 2020

Sorry about your loss sending prayers your way my friend

Jeannine Sterkel

March 31, 2020

Shelly and Betty(and family) My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Please know that your mom will be remembered fondly. Love you Jeannine

Debbie Barrington

March 29, 2020

Shelly, our thoughts are with you and your family. Breck & Debbie

Eugene Gooding

March 27, 2020

Shelly and Betty and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss


Eugene and Rhonda

Kathleen Warren

March 27, 2020

Viola was such a remarkable woman with a twinkle in eye. I will miss our chats and will miss her strength. Sending prayers to all.

Ann Giesick

March 27, 2020

Dear Betty and Shelly, sending my love and prayers in the loss of your mom. I have wonderful memories of her.

Kathleen Bopp

March 27, 2020

Viola was the sweetest lady I met her stories sometimes serious sometimes funny. She was always so very proud to show you her new project she had completed. A very talented crafter with each project being so beautiful, I don't think a grandchild went without a crocheted blanket specially made just for them. She was a delight to be around a very proud lady I will miss you Viola I always enjoyed those Thursdays visiting with you while Georgia did your hair R I P sweet lady know you were very much loved by your neighbors.