Laverne passed away in a care facility on January 13th, 2021 at the age of 76. She was born on September 18th 1944, to Levis and Leon Powell near Chattanooga, TN, as the eighth of nine children. Laverne joined the Air Force out of high school, where she travelled and eventually settled down in Southern California to start a family. She proudly worked for the Barstow Post Office for 29 years and retired in 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents Levis and Leon Powell, and siblings Virginia Goss, Herschel Powell, Wayne Powell and Maxine Powell.
Laverne is survived by sisters Midge McGill and Sue Pate, her children Deborah Flores and Jason Spotts, her 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.