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Funeraria del Angel National City

607 National City Boulevard, National City, CA

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Laverne Richard Hicks

April 27, 1948July 7, 2019
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Laverne Richard Hicks, age 71, of National City, California passed away on Sunday July 7, 2019. Laverne was born April 27, 1948.

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Carrie Olson

July 15, 2019

What I remember most about my Uncle Laverne are all the model ships he built. They were mostly in the back upstairs bedroom where we would sleep when we were kids visiting from KY. I also remember the doll houses. As an adult I remember the funny comments he would post on Facebook that were sometimes at the poster's expense 🙂.
I am glad you are out of pain and flying high with Granny, Grandpa, Janice and David.

Love,
Carrie

Carrie Olson

July 15, 2019

What I remember most about my Uncle Laverne are all the model ships he built. They were up in the back upstairs bedroom where we would sleep when we visited from KY as children. I also remember the doll houses. As an adult I remember his humorous comments on Facebook that were sometimes at the poster's expense🙂. I am glad you are pain free and flying high with Granny, Grandpa, Janice and David.

Love you,

Carrie

Kim Lutz-Guffey

July 15, 2019

Dear Uncle LaVerne...

I don’t think he even knew how important he was to me. (I absolutely know he knows now.) When I was a kid, I didn’t have very many friends. Luckily my sister shared hers with me! I read a lot and hung out w/our dog. And I wrote letters to NY and to my Uncle LaVerne in the Navy. I give him and my Granny all credit for making me such a good writer!

I remember hearing the mail truck before I could see it coming down the street. I’d run out and meet it at the mailbox. Those letters helped facilitate my friendship w/the mailman. I’d give him ice tea or lemonade in the hot summers. He’s the one who taught me about checking on the older people on my paper route. Had my dear uncle and grandmother not been my pen-pals, I would have missed some pretty special moments.

Uncle LaVerne sent me coins and bills from foreign lands and set my imagination on fire. It’s funny because looking back, he was a young man, taking the time to write his kid niece in KY. You don’t see that brand of kindness these days. I still have all the money he sent me. I vicariously traveled the world through him.

When my life was crazy and I needed an escape, I remembered those coins and those letters! That’s when I joined the Navy. I was the one of the first girls on my ship and got to experience a little what he did after all. I WISH I still had all those letters he wrote. They made me so happy.

My naval career was short but I had my son and met some of my dearest lifelong friends. I’m not sure that joining would have even crossed my mind had it not been all those letters!

I was nervous telling uncle LaVerne about getting married and pregnant. I thought he’d be disappointed in me for not finishing my commitment. He wasn’t though. At all. He was HAPPY for me. He believed in me and told me the baby would be my best adventure and he was right on!

To everyone who misses him, remember that he isn’t gone, just went ahead to the greatest adventure!

Jesse Spino

July 14, 2019

My Uncle Laverne, What a kind, gentle, patient, funny, and loving man he was. My warmest memories of him, are all of these, but to be specific, when I came
to visit, I saw his love for his family in many ways. Like the crafts he would do... he made magnets with yarn, (fruits, hats, dogs, cats), he'd stick them on the frig. Also I remembered, the doll house he had made for his Daughter, my cousin Irene. I asked him how he new how to do this? He told me , his Mother taught him how. I thought, wow, it was so interesting to me. He put alot of care, patience, and thought into just about everything he did. He was a patient man, a soft spoken man, a good listener. Also brave, as he was a true American Soldier. One of the best men to walk the face of the earth. Uncle Lavern will always have a special place in my heart, I love you forever, Uncle Laverne, Thank you for making us smile and laugh. You will be missed. Sincerely, Jesse Ann

Wesley Roberge

July 13, 2019

I loved growing up around my uncle because he had a great since of humor. I could never tell if he was serious or joking and if course he was always joking.
My fondest memory of my uncle was having him over for a game of horseshoes. I loved hearing him laugh and seeing him joking around. He loved joking around.

Irene Penaflor

July 13, 2019

My fondest memory of my Dad was when we were in NewYork visiting my Grandparent’s on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I was about 7-8... It was time to go to bed and my Dad had all my Uncles, and him sing “Good-night Irene”. I cried in his arms because I didn’t want them to sing it. My dad was laughing and told me, see I told you it was a song, because all the while I thought he had made it up.
I miss you so much Papa! ❤️

Linda Lutz

July 11, 2019

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