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Naomi "Lavere" Dugan

Friday, July 27, 2012

Naomi "Lavere" Dugan, 87, passed away July 25, 2012 at her home in Quimby. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service. The family will be present at that time. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com

Naomi LaVere (Stevenson) Dugan, the daughter of Frank and Fern (Courtright) Stevenson, was born on May 19, 1925, in Quimby. She spent her childhood years in Quimby, and graduated from Quimby High School. Following graduation, she moved to Sioux City, where she worked for a doctor.

LaVere was united in marriage to Raymond Dugan, Jr., on Feb. 15, 1947 at the Epithany Catholic Church in Sioux City. Following their marriage, they lived in Nebraska and Iowa, during which time Ray was an electrician. They settled in Cherokee in 1964. They were blessed with two children, Dan and Diane.

In addition to caring for her family and her home, LaVere enjoyed designing floral arrangements and baking. Christmas was her favorite holiday. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.

LaVere was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Kay and Kendell; two sisters, Violet and Myrna.

Survivors include her son, Dan Dugan and his wife, Sharon of Quimby, and daughter Diane Stubbe and her husband, Denny of Spirit Lake; two grandchildren, Amy (Tony)Wurth of Remsen, and Andy Dugan of Emerson, Neb.; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Brady of Remsen; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.