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LaVerne Marsh

Tyler, Texas

Mar 19, 1930 – Jul 11, 2020 (Age 90)


March 19, 1930
July 11, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

LaVerne Sadler Marsh, 90, passed away Friday, July 11, 2020 at her residence in Tyler.  She was born in Grapeland, TX on March 19, 1930 to William Cleveland Sadler and Annie Maude McCarty Sadler.  LaVerne was the 5th girl and last child born.

LaVerne moved several times while she was young.  She graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, California.  She attended Glendale College and Tyler Jr. College.  She was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church since 1963, member of UCT, TASCA and past member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile.  On June 9, 1951 LaVerne married Carl Marsh, while he was in the Army.  She worked for the City of Tyler for over 14 years and served as President of the Association of Personnel and Civil Service.  She also worked for 2 state agencies, as well as Texas Eastern School of Nursing before retiring in 1984.

Carl and LaVerne enjoyed many years of traveling, genealogy, gardening, singing and hosting family events.  More recently she was playing bridge with her dear friends at TASCA or keeping her mind sharp with puzzles and games while at home.  She loved her family dearly and she placed others needs before her own.  LaVerne also had a little dog named Dolly, who followed her every step. 

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, her 4 sisters and her husband, Carl J. Marsh.  They enjoyed 64 years of marriage before his death on July 16, 2015.  Survivors include her 3 children, Kay Marsh, Eddie Marsh and Lynn Harty and husband, Mike; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and her precious furbaby, Dolly.

There will be no formal visitation, however, public viewing will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Jackson’s Burks-Walker Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler, TX.  Graveside burial will be Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10:00 am at Bascom Cemetery in Tyler.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to TASCA or Angel Paws Advocates Animal Rescue in Tyler. To view online, please go to

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I worked with LaVerne at TESN many years ago. She was a sweet, caring lady and was so helpful at work -- and a joy to visit with. Blessings and hope you are comforted by your wonderful memories.

Miss Laverne was the mom of my lifelong friend Lynn. We lived next door to each other, which back in the day, meant we were together from morning til night. I remember our parents laughing and talking. We were blessed to have parents that loved us and put up with our shenanigans, encouraging us along the way. I know how much Miss Laverne will be missed. I feel extremely blessed to have had her in my life. Lynn, Kay, and Eddie, family is everything, always treasure each other and make...

God bless the family

LaVergne was one of the first friends who invited us over to their house when my husband and I moved to Tyler in 1960. We have remained friends all these years and I will miss her very much.

If Steve were here, he would be crying and very sad of the loss of Aunt Laverne. Steve adored her and thought of her like a mother and close friend. Aunt Laverne had a beautiful and kind, loving soul...a joy for our Lord and Savior. I will miss getting Aunt Laverne's Christmas Cards every year, telling me sweet news about her and her precious family. I Loved Her. "A Life Well Lived is a Precious Gift. May you find Comfort in Remembering Someone So Special." Elaine Herod

Sure going to miss this lady. Playing bridge will never be the same.

I was honored to be a member of LaVerne's family for 10 years, having been married to her daughter Kay from '83-'93. Fast forward to 2005...I had just sold my house in Tyler in late October, but had to finish my radio contract ending in the 1st week of December with Gleiser Communications before my move to the northwest. Here's all you need to know about LaVerne: I needed a place to stay for a few weeks....and hotels or apartments weren't an option as I still had 2 cats. LaVerne graciously...

So sorry about your mom. She was a wonderful lady and we will all miss her.

Laverne was a wonderful neighbor. We are going to miss her so much. Love, Bob and Julia