LaVerne Rose Balthazor
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LaVerne Rose Balthazor
  • November 10, 1933 - December 18, 2017
  • Florence, Arizona

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LaVerne Rose Balthazor, age 84 and long time resident of Mesa, AZ, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. She was born Nov. 10, 1933 in Plymouth, WI to the late Earl and Celia Nelson. She married Albert Balthazor on August 10, 1952 in Fond du Lac, WI.

LaVerne's passion and delight was faith in Jesus Christ and her family.

LaVerne and Albert lived in Fond du Lac having 4 sons before moving to Mesa in 1975. Upon the loss of her husband of 55 years in 2007 she lived with her son in Mesa, until they moved to Florence, AZ 4 years ago,

LaVerne is survived by her 4 sons, Loren of Florence, AZ, Dean of Showlow, AZ, Michael of Streeter, ND and Timothy, of Queen Creek, AZ, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 1 brother and a sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 2 sisters, Vera and Jeanette, 1 brother, Robert and 1 grandson Mitchell Blaize.

The Requiem Mass for LaVerne will be at 1:00p, Friday, December 22, 2017 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the Chapel. There will be a small private viewing at Melcher's Mortuary Chapel then a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery at noon on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

The family wishes to thank all who cared for LaVerne in her final days.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Church and Priory, 750 E. Baseline Road
Phoenix, AZ 85042.