Friday, July 5, 2013

LaVerne Marie (Kahoun) Pritchett

Pritchett, LaVerne Marie (Kahoun) Age 90, passed away gently at Winter Park Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, with family and friends. LaVerne was born in Chicago, IL, on February 15, 1923, to Frank Kahoun and Mae (Bedner) Kahoun. LaVerne was a loving and devoted wife of 60 years to Oliver Roy “Bud” Pritchett, who passed away in September, 2007. She and Bud moved their family from Schererville, IN to Largo in December, 1959, when they became owners of Town and Country Mobile Home Park in Largo. LaVerne is survived by their son Keith and daughters Pat Estes, Gail Karcher, and Susan Pritchett (Greg Will), 7 grandsons, Josh Pritchett, Erich and Scott Estes, Brian and Tim Karcher, Justin Will, Jim Kelly, and one adorable great grandchild, Milledge Estes (son of Erich). 
LaVerne will be most remembered for her business acumen and love of beautiful antiques and gardens. During their life together, LaVerne and Bud enjoyed many adventures. They were pioneers in the mobile home park industry, and facilitated Town and Country becoming one of the first resident owned parks in the state. After they retired, they traveled extensively with their family to over 60 countries. They were true life partners, and strong believers in education. They were instrumental in seeing all ten of their children and grandchildren become college graduates. In retirement, LaVerne and Bud also enjoyed spending summers at their cabin in Otto, North Carolina. Since Bud’s passing in 2007, LaVerne has lived with her loving, devoted daughter Pat in Winter Park, FL. One of LaVerne’s last adventures was traveling with Pat to Chicago for her 70th reunion from Mercy High School, a Catholic girls school.
Visitation and a memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, 32811 Interment will take place at 11 am on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Ave N., Clearwater FL 33760 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Diamond Black Fan Anemia Foundation, P.O. Box 1092, W. Seneca, NY 14224  


Mattie Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss; please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find comfort in Jesus' promise of earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)when all those who are now sleeping in death, will be raised up and restored back to life, with the prospect of eternal life on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until that blessed event unfolds and you are reunited with your loved one again, may Jehovah God grant you peace and comfort, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of the death of LaVerne. What a wonderful lady!!!I anointed her husband, Bud, at the hospital and did his funeral service.
Pat, I will certainly keep your family in my prayers.
My parents are buried at Calvary.
Fr.Bob Wiseman, CSC

Unknown said...

I saw this obituary in a Westchester funeral home so i hope that you are alright and doing well.

Anonymous said...

I was saddened to hear that LaVerne had passed away, but what helped bring comfort was to find that the Bible speaks of a time when death will be done away with:

Isa. 25:8, 9: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. . . . And in that day one will certainly say: ‘Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.’”

Also at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

I know you will still experience pain, grief, and sorrow but I hope that these scriptures will bring some measure of comfort to you.