LaVon Lois Cave was born September 9th, 1936, at Havre, Montana, to parents Arthur Vernon and Bernadean Martha (Hyle) LaValley. She died Monday, November 14th, 2011, at Regency Hermiston Health & Rehabilitation Center in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 75.
She was raised in Joplin and Kalispell, Montana. After marrying Gail Clemens they settled in Columbia Falls, Montana, where the three kids were born. The family moved to Redmond, Oregon, in 1968 and then to The Dalles, Oregon, the following year. LaVon and Gail moved to Hermiston in 1984. On May 12th, 2000, she married Eldon Terry Cave at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was a past member of the Emblem Club of the Hermiston Elks Lodge and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church. LaVon enjoyed bowling, golf, and yardwork.
She is survived by her Husband, Terry Cave of Hermiston, Ore.; sons James Clemens of Hermiston, Ore., and Bill Clemens of Walla Walla, Wash.; stepsons Mark Cave of Pendleton, Ore., and Donald Cave of Portland, Ore.; daughter Alana Clemens of The Dalles, Ore.; 2 brothers, Arthur LaValley of Spokane, Wash., and Terry LaValley of Anaconda, Mont.; sister Elaine Lukes of Spokane, Wash.; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gail Clemens, in 1984 and 2 sisters, Betty Wolrey and Fern Wood.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, November 21st, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation. Private inurnment will be at the Hermiston Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4445 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Suite C101, Portland, OR 97201.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.