Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home

601 North Alleghaney, Odessa, TX


LaVerne (Whiteside) Clark

August 31, 1932October 4, 2019

ODESSA - LaVerne (Whiteside) Clark died peacefully at Madison Medical Resort in Odessa, Texas, on Friday, October 4, 2019, at the age of 87. LaVerne is survived by her son Randy Clark and daughter-in-law, Sheila, of Odessa, Texas. Grandchildren include: Jeremy Clark and his significant other, Kylie Spurgeon, of Addison, Texas; Robert Hisaw and wife, Lisa, of Odessa, Texas; Cody Hisaw and wife, Erin, of Midland, Texas; and Matt Bouzek and wife, Christy, of Diana, Texas. Great- grandchildren include Brett Clark of Del Rio, Texas; Kloee Bouzek of Diana, Texas; Emily Britt of Marshall, Texas; and Kami and Braden Hisaw of Midland, Texas. LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, son Ronnie Clark, and granddaughter Kandice “Kandi” Clark. LaVerne was born August 31, 1932, in Big Spring, Texas, to O.B. Whiteside and Jackie Tolle Whiteside. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1952 and married her former husband, Charlie Clark of Monahans, Texas. After moving to Monahans, LaVerne was a bus driver for the Monahans-Wickett-Pyote Independent School District for 14 years. At various times she owned a beauty shop, worked in banking, worked at Pat Walker, worked for Terk Distributing and finished her career as a therapy assistant at Sagebrush Physical Therapy, where she made many friends. She was a 4-H leader and volunteer in Monahans for over 10 years. Her family remembers her as a kind, caring, witty and fun-loving mother who encouraged them to be anything they wanted to be. She always stood beside them no matter what. She was their rock. She loved life itself and lived it to the fullest. She was most passionate about her family, and her love had no boundaries. She attended Crossroads Fellowship church in Odessa, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas. Rev. Larry Hood will officiate the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Laverne’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ward County Extension & 4-H, 3600 S. Stockton Ave # J, Monahans, Texas 79756. The family would like to thank the administrator, nurses and staff of Madison Medical Resort and the nurses and caretakers with Home Hospice of Odessa. We would also like to thank her special friend and roommate, Billie Riordan, who absolutely adored LaVerne and made sure she was taken care of, as well as her longtime friends, Bobbie Orr, Ann Spooner and Arella Snapp (who preceded her in death in 2013) and the entire Snapp family. Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home, located at 601 North Alleghaney, Odessa, Texas. Graveside services will follow immediately at Sunset Memorial Gardens, located at 6801 East Business 20, Odessa, Texas 79762.


  • Randy (Sheila) Clark, Son
  • Jeremy Clark (Kylie Spurgeon), Grandchildren
  • Robert (Lisa) Hisaw, Grandchildren
  • Cody (Erin) Hisaw, Grandchildren
  • Matt (Christy) Bouzek, Grandchildren
  • Brett Clark, Great-Grandchildren
  • Kloee Bouzek, Great-Grandchildren
  • Emily Britt, Great-Grandchildren
  • Kami and Braden Hisaw, Great-Grandchildren
  • Ronnie Clark, Son (deceased)
  • Kandice Kandi Clark, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Jackie Tolle Whiteside, Mother (deceased)
  • O.B. Whiteside, Father (deceased)

  • Ward County Extension & 4-H


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019


LaVerne (Whiteside) Clark

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Jean Johnson

October 7, 2019

LaVerne could light up any room she entered. You couldn't help but smile and want a hug from her. I have so many special memories . Anytime you said the word "go", she was ready and your trip was full of laughter. We have traveled so many miles and I have loved everyone of them. I know in my heart that she is so happy now and that makes the sadness I have not so hard to bare. Randy and Sheila...I love both of you and I know you were always there for her. Thank You and pray for the days to come. Love, Jean

Yvette Loredo

October 7, 2019

This beautiful woman was the most kind and loving person ever!!! She and I had many many talks every morning as we baked cookies together at Brookdale. I looked forward to listening to her funny jokes. She was so funny and so much fun to be around! I learned alot from my friend and I'm forever grateful to have known her. Fly high Laverne!!! I miss you! 💜

Paula McMillian

October 6, 2019

My Aunt Lavern was one if the most fun people you could ever be around. I have great memories of her at family bar b q’s. Her laughter was contagious! She would always be there to lend an ear if you needed someone to talk to. Some of the best advice I ever got was from her when I was about 18 years old. She was special and a strong person when she needed to be. Randy I’m so sorry for your loss. Love Paula

Annette DiStasi

October 6, 2019

I have known Laverne all my life. We had great times together and the memories will remain forever. Not only was Laverne moms best friend, she was a special person to all of us. We will miss her but know she is at peace now. Prayers for Randy and all of the Clark families.

Bobbie Lee Fryar

October 6, 2019

My very favorite cousin! LaVerne was my stand by through my years of childhood, and early adulthood. We loved her so very much! I would have never grown into the woman today if it had not been for her and Maudie.
Sharing time with her children Ronnie and Randy and ours Norman and Kim was cherished memories.
You may be gone Vernie but never forgotten, May you Rest In Peace my sweet cousin!