In Memory of

Naomi 'LaVere' Dugan

May 19, 1925 - July 25, 2012
Naomi LaVere (Stevenson) Dugan, the daughter of Frank and Fern (Courtright) Stevenson, was born on May 19, 1925, in Quimby, IA She spent her childhood years in Quimby, and graduated from Quimby High School. Following graduation, she moved to Sioux City, IA, where she worked for a doctor. LaVere was united in marriage to Raymond Dugan, Jr., on February 15, 1947 at the Epithany Catholic Church in Sioux City, IA. Following their marriage, they lived in Nebraska and Iowa, during which time Ray was an electrician. They settled in Cherokee, IA, 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, IA; two grandchildren, Amy (Tony)Wurth of Remsen, IA, and Andy Dugan of Emerson, NE; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Brady of Remsen; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service for LaVere will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
The family will be present at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
"Wind Beneath My Wings" "Amazing Grace"
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee


Friday, August 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear that LaVere has passed away. We had such fun with Jr. and LaVere here at the Lakes with our pot lucks and playing cards. I also have two recipes of her that I use all the time. The one for spaghetti sauce and for banana bread. You have our sincere sympathy.”
- dale and helen sturgeon
Monday, August 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We are sorry to hear of LaVere's passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you during this time.”
- Loren & Kerri Davelaar & family
Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We are sorry to hear of LaVere's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this time.”
- Ed & Laura Sykora and family
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Diane and Dan sorry to hear of yout moms passing. It is never easy to loose the ones we love. As time passes hopefully the heartache will lesson and the memories of her love will comfort you. Margo”
- Margaret A Eischen
Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. You have our deepest sympathy. Joe and Nancy Shelley”
- Nancy Shelley
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“To Danny and Diane and your families..
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother....You probably do not remember me, but your Mother and my Dad, Noel Courtright, were 1st cousins as your Grandma Fern and my Grandpa Ward Courtright were brother and sister.

I truly know the feeling of loss as both of my parents and both of my brothers are gone now as well as my husband was killed in a truck accident here in Oklahoma....

May God wrap his loving arms around you both and your families.

Love and Prayers,
- Norma Jean Hanson (Courtright)
Friday, July 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We hope the passage of time will ease your sadness and leave you with happy memories. In the meantime, we are sending healing thoughts your way.”
- Bill and Ruth
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Such sad news. I loved her with every inch of my being. May God bless all of you during this most difficult time. All my love to you all...”
- Jeanna (Kuester) Severance
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom”
- Jerry and Vicki Menke
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We were neighbors in Briggs Trailer court, prayers to all of the family.”
- Joyce Brooker Chesney
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“What a wonderful lady- Naomi will be truely missed by all of us. She was a very special lady with very caring family members. My sympathy goes to each of you.”
- Cindy J Hansen
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