Laureva Lafavour (1933-2013)
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March 23, 1933 to July 28, 2013
Former Juneau resident Laureva "Reva" Lafavour passed away Sunday, July 28 with both of her sons at her side in Bellevue, Washington where she has resided since 1998. Reva was born March 23, 1933 in Wenatchee, Washington to Ronald and Altha (Holland) Hughes. She grew up in central Washington and graduated from Omak High School in 1951. She married Kenneth Lafavour on December 21, 1951. They moved to Juneau in 1953.
Reva worked for the State of Alaska for many years (Department of Education, Office of the Governor and Department of Fish & Game) before becoming the office manager for Family Practice Physicians and Kent Dawson Company until she retired and moved to Bellevue.
In Juneau, Reva was a member of Northern Light United Church, was active in the National Secretaries Association and the American Cancer Society.
She relocated to Bellevue, Washington in 1998 becoming a member of St. Peter's Methodist Church, where she performed volunteer work in the church office.
Reva was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Kenneth N. Lafavour, daughter Elizabeth Ann, sisters Lynelle Hughes and Aubrey Rotter, and brother Lecil Hughes. She was briefly survived by her husband, Roger Allington (who passed away on August 3). She is survived by sister, Vada Hughes; daughter, Roné Tromble (Michael Zink); sons Kenneth W. Lafavour (Noriko) and Dana M. Lafavour (Cece); grandchildren Roy (Nicole) and Evan (Jennifer) Tromble, Tanya Tromble-Giraud (Sylvain), and Nate and Max Lafavour; and great-grandchildren Rachel, Lydia, Colin, Andrew and Lucas Tromble, and Maëva Giraud.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 17222 NE 8th Street; Bellevue, Washington 98008.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Aug. 6, 2013