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LaVerne R. Freed
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“She was a great human being, wife and mother. She will be missed but her spirit will always live in us. Rest in peace LeVern from the Estrada...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Glenn Estrada - Pueblo, CO

“I was saddened to hear of Lavern's passing, she will be greatly missed. I had the opportunity to work with her at the Las Animas Rural Development...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Nicky Foster - Lamar, CO

“We were saddened to hear the news of LaVerne's passing. See was a nice lady. I have known her my whole life through our families association with...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Rachel Losey Grinstead and Lanette Grinstead - CO

“So sorry to hear of LaVerne's death. I have been associated with LaVerne since the 50's through the First Christian church. Our husbands worked...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: MaryJane Losey - Las Animas, CO

“Lori, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You all have been in thoughts throughout the years. God Bless you and know I love you. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Tammy McMasters-Turnbull - IN


LaVerne Ruth (Myers) Freed was born April 11, 1938 in Las Animas, Colorado to Lewis LaVelle and Minnie (Cotter) Myers. She passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Parkview Hospital in Pueblo at the age of 74.
LaVerne grew up in Las Animas and attended Las Animas Grade School and was in the 1955 graduating class of Las Animas High School. She married Thomas R. Freed on March 19, 1955 and three children were born to this union.
LaVerne started in 1969 in the Las Animas office of what was then called the Farmer's Home Administration. In 1986 she was promoted to the assistant county supervisor position at the Rocky Ford office. In 1994 she moved to the district office in La Junta, working as the Multi-family Home Loan Specialist, she transferred to the Rocky Ford office in 1995. She was named Single Family Loan Specialist at the State office in Rocky Ford in 1998. LaVerne retired from USDA Rural Development in 2004 after 35 years of service.
Over the years she enjoyed collecting Antiques and was an avid reader. She loved her family and friends. LaVerne was active in the Voter Registration Process, going door to door getting people registered to vote. She volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels, and with her love of reading, volunteered at the Library.
LaVerne is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Tom Freed in 2002 and a daughter, Alicia Freed in 1991.
She is survived by her two children Randy & Virginia Freed of Las Animas and Lori & Wade Pinkerton of Pueblo; two sisters, Frances Wight of Las Animas and Ethel Rose Reed of Colorado Springs; three grandchildren, Emily Freed, Tyler Freed and Matthew Pinkerton; other relatives and many friends.