March 9, 1936 - May 23, 2013
LaVonne Bowers of Caldwell passed away May 23, 2013 at the home of Bob and Darnell Bowers, at the age of 77. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Peaceful Valley Cemetery under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
LaVonne was born March 9, 1936, in Boise, Idaho to John H. Gates & Aletha (Coffelt ) Gates. She grew up on Ustick road in Boise and attended school at Boise High. LaVonne married Melvin H. Bowers on June 5, 1955, in Winnemucca, Nevada. She worked as a telephone information operator for Mountain Bell. LaVonne was a member of the Followers of Christ Church
Survivors include her children, Bob (Darnell) of Boise, Buck (Karla) of Marsing, Doug (Darla) of Nampa, Danny (Teena) of Caldwell, Mike (Paula) of Caldwell, and daughter-in-law Danitta (Bowers) Ruggs of Parma. LaVonne is survived by 27 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren, 2 brothers, Jack (Ingrid)Gates of Boise, David Gates of Meridian, and one sister, Peggy (Lee) Randall of Nampa.
LaVonne was preceded in death by Her husband Melvin, her parents, two brothers, Dick Brush and Chuck Gates, two sons, Stevie and Jeff, and a grandson, Bodie Bowers.