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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX

OBITUARY

LaVerne Helen (Heyne) Creech

September 19, 1917October 2, 2019
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LaVerne Helen Christine Heyne Creech passed away Oct 2, 2019, at her home in Nacogdoches, Texas. LaVerne was born Sept 19, 1917, on a farm near Scribner, Nebraska, the daughter of Nora and Gustav Heyne. She graduated from Scribner High School in 1935 and from Midand College in Fremont, Nebraska in 1939. After four years teaching in North Bend, Nebraska, she and her sister Ruth rented a convertible and moved to Denver, Colorado, where she taught school and her sister was a nurse. In Denver, she met Paul Creech who was a flight engineer instructor in the US Army Air Corps. LaVerne married Paul on Aug 4, 1945 in Hondo, Texas. Laverne traveled the world and considered herself a global citizen. In 1951, she and Paul moved to Nagpur, India where Paul was part of the great foreign aid movement of the Green Revolution of the 1950s. That was followed by a year in Burma (now Myanmar) and five years in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) before they returned in 1963 to Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, where Paul served as Assistant Director, and then Director of International Programs. LaVerne was a teacher for 28 years. She taught in North Bend, Nebraska, Denver, Colorado, Dacca American Society School (Bangladesh), Bridge City, TX, Bryan, TX, and retired from teaching at College Station, TX, in 1980.

LaVerne is survived by her son, David Creech and his wife, Janet, and daughter Susan Orwig, and her husband, Chuck, of Houston, Texas, her nieces Barbara Gifford and Shirley Johnson, and nephew Ken Creighton.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents Nora and Gustav Heyne, husband Paul, sister Ruth Creighton and brother Leonard Heyne.

Laverne and Paul retired to Nacogdoches, TX in 1980. The family recognizes Sharon Standley for her companionship and the loving care she provided LaVerne for many years. In Nacogdoches, Texas, LaVerne was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Circle 2, Creative Reading Club, Spin Off Club, Retired Teachers, and a bridge group. In lieu of flowers, her wish was for donations to be made to the Nacogdoches Medical Treatment Center and the SFA Gardens.

The family will receive friends, starting at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 9, 2019, First United Methodist Church, Nacogdoches, TX, with a service beginning at 11:00 AM. A reception and light refreshments will follow.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Shirley Johnson

October 9, 2019

The phrase a life well lived completely describes my Aunt LaVerne. She loved and was loved by our Lord , her family and friends. I remember as a child our road trip from the big city of Chicago to coastal Orange City to visit our Texas relatives. Where were all the horses and cattle and ranches that Texas was famous for?? I also remember several times when Aunt LaVerne and her sister Ruth (my mom) would return to their hometown in Nebraska with us kids: David, Susan, Ken, and me. Our moms would bathe us outside, in the yard, in a big wash tub, in plain day, IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD!!!! 😂 Football brought Rich and me to Texas to stay and to have our family. Our common Midwest roots could intermingle a little more often and a trip to Aunt LaVerne's and Uncle Paul's always included a great meal. We shared many discussions over Aggie football... the highs and lows. Our son did make it to the promised land (A&M); our daughter chose the lesser institution... UT.
Another passion that we shared was teaching. We discussed the kids in our classes, the new initiatives and the pendulum effect in education, our experiences around the world with students ... "teacher talk."
Finally, Aunt LaVerne loved her church and its people. Her activity and ministry level far surpassed ours. One of her last instructions after her 100th birthday celebration was how to get the flowers to the church for the Sunday service the next day. And we did😀. Because Aunt LaVerne cared.

Glen Fryxell

October 6, 2019

I remember Mrs. Creech fondly. She was my teacher back in the late 1960s, and she was an excellent teacher, and a sweet, kind and caring lady. May she rest in peace.

Lynn Creech Boedeker

October 4, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with her family David and Susan. She was the best and always loving Aunt to us. May she rest in peace and be with her loving family in heaven.❤

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