LaVonne M. Warner
LaVonne M. Warner
  • June 6, 1919 - March 1, 2014
  • Portland, Oregon

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LaVonne Monica Warner, a Bend resident, passed away on March 1, 2014 at Partners-In-Care Hospice House of Bend. She was 94 years old.

She was born on June 6, 1919 in Randolph, Nebraska to August and Sadie Wintz. After graduating from high school, she taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Nebraska, kindergarten through eighth grade. She married Ferris W. "Jack" Warner in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 8, 1941. After Jack's discharge from the Army, they resided in Wayne, Nebraska, where all four of their daughters were born. They moved to the Cedar Hills area in southwest Portland in 1957.

LaVonne was a fabulous homemaker and loving mother. She loved to dance. She made the best fried chicken in the world. She was an artist and did exquisite pastel paintings and also enjoyed china painting. She also liked refinishing antique furniture. She assisted with Jack's business in the apparel industry and loved modeling and always looking her best. She was well known in the Beaverton area for having semi-annual sample dress sales. After Jack's passing in 1980, LaVonne and her youngest daughter Jacqui continued the family business for a few years and traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest, with LaVonne at the wheel of a 28' Cabana motorhome.

After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and going to Reno and Las Vegas with her companion. She loved Kauai and visited there numerous times where her daughter Suzanne lived.

In 2009, LaVonne moved to the Tumalo area of Bend with her daughter Jacqui and son-in-law Randy. She enjoyed spending time on the computer, checking her Facebook page, bird watching, and going on drives. Although she had numerous health problems, she rarely complained and always had a positive attitude and a beautiful smile.

She is survived by daughters Barbara Thomas of Bend, Oregon; Suzanne M.M. Warner of Phoenix, Oregon; Jane (Randy) Miller of Terrebonne, Oregon; and Jacquelyn (Randy) Robinson of Bend, Oregon. She leaves 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, F.W. Jack Warner in 1980, her parents, her sisters Bernadette Huwaldt and Dorothy Wattier; brother Herbert "Bud" Wintz; and grandson Tyrel Miller, and great-great granddaughter SaRenaty Elizabeth Bristow.

There will be an inurnment service at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland later this Spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Stroke Association or Partners in Care Hospice House of Bend.

Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.

nts under the direction of Prineville Funeral Home, Prineville, Oregon.