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Vera Lyons LeFevre

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Vera Lyons LeFevre Obituary
Aug. 9, 1929-March 26, 2018

Vera Lyons LeFevre, 88, of Gainesville, passed away on March 26, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Bill Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home.

Vera Lyons LeFevre was born on Aug. 9, 1929, in Birmingham, Ala. She was the daughter of Jack and Vera Lyons. Vera was raised in Birmingham, Ala., and graduated from Woodlawn High School.

On Dec. 27, 1952, Vera married Byron Hugh LeFevre and the two were happily married for 64 years. Vera was a loving wife and wonderful mother. She and Byron were the proud parents of three children: Tom, David and Linda.

During the first years of their marriage, the two traveled around the country as Byron served in the United States Air Force. After Byron completed his service, they moved to Atlanta, Ga., where Byron became a pilot for Delta Airlines.

In 1973, Vera and Byron moved to Dahlonega, Ga., where Vera loved all things outdoors. Those who knew Vera would attest to her love for animals. She could frequently be found outside wrangling her chickens and feeding all types of various wildlife. When visiting, you were sure to be greeted by dogs, cats, chickens or guinea hens.

When Vera moved to Dahlonega, she pursued her interest in ventriloquism and studied to learn the skill. She became a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians and affectionately became known as "The Puppet Lady" all across North Georgia. Vera participated in countless Vacation Bible Schools and carried her puppets (Roscoe, Jingo and Grandpa) all over the area to nursing homes, churches and schools. She made weekly visits to the nursing home in Dahlonega for almost 40 years.

After Byron retired from Delta Airlines, the two enjoyed traveling the Southeast in their motorhome and spending time with their seven grandchildren.

Vera was preceded in death by her husband Byron Hugh LeFevre; her parents Jack and Vera Lyons and sister Peggy Lyons Eargle. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan LeFevre of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law David and Pat LeFevre of Douglasville; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Trent Conner of Dahlonega; granddaughter, Ashley (Allen) Ligon; granddaughter, Jennifer (Alan) Schuetze; grandsons, Scott LeFevre, Richard LeFevre, Michael Conner, Brian (Ally) LeFevre; granddaughter, Jillian (Chris) Toombs; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Iott of Salem, S.C.

Vera was a wonderful person with a sweet spirit, and her family and friends will miss her greatly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to North Georgia Church, 74 Dill Lane, Dawsonville, GA 30534; TLC Humane Society, 1735 Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533; or to a . Online condolences can be made at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200.

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Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Mar. 30, 2018
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