LaVerna Mary Bates |

LaVerna Mary Bates

Contributed report
Aspen, CO Colorado

LaVerna Mary Bates of El Jebel passed away July 4, 2009 at home. LaVerna was born Feb. 17, 1936 in Norfolk, Nebraska to John Henry and Nellie F. Osterloh. LaVerna married James Harold Bates Aug. 20, 1962 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

She was an employee of the Silver Tree Hotel in Snowmass Village for 30 years, she then retired and loved to take care of her yard.

She loved flowers and her grandchildren, she also loved butterflies.

LaVerna is survived by her sons Joe Bates, John (Tammy) Bates, Lee (Cindy) Bates, James (Tracy) Bates, Ed (Charlie) Osterloh, her brothers Jim Osterloh, Lee Roy (Vicky) Osterloh, Henry John Osterloh, sister Larine Wayland and her grandchildren Lacy, Seria, Mikayla, J.J, Bates and Chyann. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

There will be a small service on July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood Springs.

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