Born and raised in Stockton, LaVerne always enjoyed her grandparents farm on the outskirts of town, running with her brother, Carl, through the walnut orchards, picking and eating all the fresh vegetables and fruit that was grown on the ranch.
LaVerne met her first husband a year after graduating from high school, married and eventually had three children. His job was to pasteurize milk which was then delivered to homes and schools. They moved to Fremont and had a drive-in dairy business, doing more or less what he did in Stockton, but now LaVerne was working at his side.
In 1977, LaVerne was widowed. She kept the dairy business for over a year, and then sold it to stay home with her children. She met her current husband Max, who had two children. LaVerne was very active in the children’s activities, such as football, baseball, cheerleading, and whatever else came along.
For 23 years, she worked with Max in their Lawn and Garden business. Retired in 2003, they moved to Plumas County the following year and purchased a small ranch and began to raise cattle. Never being around cattle, this was a new experience for LaVerne. She has learned so much and has an appreciation for all ranchers and all the hard work they put forth.
She joined the Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen in 2006, and has enjoyed every moment, meeting new friends, learning the history of the valley, and just keeping busy on various committees for our unit.
Congratulation LaVerne, it is an honor for us to have you as our 2019 Cowbelle of the Year. Your dedication and selflessness don't go unlooked. You are an asset to our unit and our communities. "YOU ROCK"
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