LaVerne Thatch

LaVerne Thatch

May 27, 1930 – April 18, 2021

LaVerne would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call for an appointment from which she could not turn down. This call comes with a huge bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has been wanting to see for a long time. LaVerne Sessions Thatch, 90 years young, was called home in the early morning hours on April 18, 2021, surrounded by her family.

This amazing lady was born to Ethel Ross Sessions and Thurman Sessions on May 27, 1930. She was the oldest and bossiest sister to four brothers, Richard, Allen, Stanley and Michael. 

She had a crush on a tall, dark, handsome local Lovell boy. William (Bill) Thatch married LaVerne on December 5, 1952. They were later sealed for time and eternity in the Honolulu Hawaii Temple.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband William Thatch, parents Ethel and Thurman Sessions, brother Richard Sessions, sister-in-law Lana Sessions, brother-in-law Jack Thatch, sister-in-law Kaye Jameson Thatch and great-grandson Ezekiel Rael. 

Surviving her are daughters Susan (Greg) Kohn and Vicky (Scott) Asay; grandchildren Greg (Becky) Rael, Amanda (Daniel) Robertson, Phillip (Becca) Rael, Renee (Drew) Meyer and Amy (Robbie) Asay; great-grandchildren Hailey, Alyssa, Kenadee, Rocco and Olivia Rael, Eliahna, Joaquin and Tejeo Scheeler, Lydia and Myla Robertson, Navaya, Amelia and Sophia Rael and Maria and Corly Meyer; brothers Allen (Penny), Stanley and Michael (Judy); and many nieces and nephews.

LaVerne spent the last couple years living at Westpark Village senior living care center in Billings. The family would like to express our gratitude and love to all the staff that lovingly and graciously cared for and enjoyed our mom. She was famous for her beautiful voice and amazing dance skills and her willingness to help anyone who needed it. A special thanks to Stillwater Hospice who guided and helped our family through the process of losing our much-loved mom.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Lovell Wyoming Stake Center. Viewing will be prior to the service in the Relief Society room.