January 4, 1936 ~ May 2, 2009
Mary L. LaVan, 73, a true Christian, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2009. Survived by her loving husband, Ronald E. LaVan; children, Steven Hood, Colorado Springs, Michael (Lynn) Hood, Pueblo, Bruce (Patty) Hood, Mesa, Ariz., Scott (Betsy) Hood, Loveland, Ronald Strandberg, Anchorage, Alaska, Brenda Dees, Pueblo, Lorna (Bruce) Elmer, Kent, Wash., Kimberly (Jeff) Kirkwood, Denver; siblings, Naomi Hines, Ruth McDowell, both of Pueblo, Lois Spriggs, Moffat, Larry Lemon, of Miss., Danny Lemon, Saguache,; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by close friend, Fern Farley of Ohio. Preceded in death by her parents, 2 infant children, daughter, Rebecca Williams, and her brother, Marvin Lemon. Born, January 4, 1936 in Windfield, Kansas and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Mary enjoyed fishing and bluegrass music. Member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was very active , serving on numerous committees and volunteering with many activities. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, 11th & Court St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun, officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who desire may make memorial to either the First United Methodist Church or to the Joni Fair Hospice House, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.