LaVerne Helen Steven passed away peacefully on July 10, 2019 at the age of 90 years in Albuquerque, NM. Born May 12, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI to Helen and Frank.
LaVerne will be lovely remembered by her sister Jeanette; her children, Federico (Olga), Cristina, Alejandra (Manuel), and Victoria (Brian); grandchildren, Patricia, Claudia (Israel), Leticia (Pablo), Verónica, Andrés, H-Tubtún, and Ana; and great grandson, Luca.
During her youth, she acted with the Milwaukee Players Theatre and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. In 1954 she moved to México where she married and had four children. She moved back to Milwaukee in 1982, graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1987 and worked for several non-profits institutions in Milwaukee and Waukesha. In 2003 she retired and moved to Albuquerque, NM, to be close to family.
LaVerne had a love for books, theatre, films and singing, and throughout her life she was member of choirs. Her strong commitment for bettering her community and for social justice causes lead her during her retirement to continue volunteering. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and groups in which she participated.
A celebration of LaVerne’s life will be held August 5, 2019 at 10:30 am at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
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