June 14, 1938 ~ May 1, 2020

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Aurora, CO

LaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephewsLaVonne Gilbert was born June 14, 1938 to Annie and Harry Scott, she was the sixth of eleven children. LaVonne attended Retreat Park from elementary through high school, going on to graduate as the only African American female in her class of eight.
Her caring nature and love for reading started at a young age. LaVonne could often be found reading to her niece Elaine Tidmore and nephew Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore while growing up. Later in life she would volunteer to read at her great-grandchildren’s school. Her caring nature continued after high school through her work as a nurse’s aide at the VA and Ridge Nursing Home.
LaVonne would eventually change careers going on to work for Mountain Bell, Air Reserve Personnel Center doing data entry. Finally, retiring from the Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment Division, after over 15 years of service.
After retirement, LaVonne, diligently pursued her passion for family history by being part of a genealogy group at the Ford Warren Library, researching archives from Caldwell Blaire Library and The National archives in Utah, amongst other resources. Through her research she discovered that she was a descendent of Dred Scott a former slave who fought for his freedom and that of his wife.
Having a God-fearing mother, God was always a part of LaVonne’s life. LaVonne was baptized at the age of fifteen and attended various churches in the Denver Metro area. As a church member, she would serve as an usher and a choir member. LaVonne, continued helping in the community by volunteering to help children read and helping at food banks. She also took pleasure in “Junkin’,” finding treasures at second-hand stores. She also had a love for gardening, she could grow almost anything except tomatoes with her green thumb. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and took classes to learn how to speak Spanish
LaVonne was married seventeen years to Worthy T. Gilbert, from this union came Jody, Collette, Risa and Kathy. Her love for her family came naturally, it showed through her actions. She always kept it real. While you may not like what she had to say, she always spoke the truth out of love for her family. When needed by her family she was always supportive and willing to step in.
LaVonne was blessed in this life, she is preceded in death by her Father Harry A. Scott, mother- Annie Scott siblings, Winifred Scott-Woods, Harry Scott Jr., William (Bill) Scott, Elsie Mae Scott-Moore, Clyde Scott, Glenora Scott-Ray, Robert (Bobby) Scott, and Barbara (Babs) Scott. Also, grandsons Marcellous Grays, Marcus Champine.
LaVonne is survived by her children: Jody Gilbert, Collette Grays, Risa Murray, Katherine (Kathy) Gilbert; her niece and nephew: Elaine Tidmore and Alfred (Sonny) Tidmore ; and her great-nephew Henry Kuykendoll, her grandchildren: Tywanda Grays, Tiffany Grays, Laurena Champine, E’olyone Gilbert (A-O), Stephanie Murray, Matthew Murray, Jonathan Murray , Andrew Murray, Josiah Murray, Jinnelle Burvick-Gilbert, Celeste Burvick-Gilbert; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews

Services

Private Service:

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


Interment:

Highland Cemetery
10201 North Grant Street
Thornton, CO


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  1. 🥺😪My God mommy was such a Beautiful Loving an caring woman who has tough me so much an for that I’m forever grateful to have had her in my life growing up she was my everything . The day I found out you where sick I try to be by your side as much as I could 💔😭just telling you how much I loved you , you telling me you loved me Is something that I will hold on to along with the many stories, Memories we as a family have of you is what is going to get me trough this ! Mommy I miss you so much Hod was ready for you but my heart wasn’t I know your not suffering anymore please keep my Grandma , Grandpa close to you never goodbye tell we meet again I Love You ! To my Family I’m praying for you always stay strong we will get trough this Together 🙏🏾

  2. Just because your family loves you so much. I had to write something. I don’t know you personally, but, you were so loved and appreciated. Thank you Ms. Gilbert. You are loved and not missed, I am certain.

  3. Mama, only God knows just how much I miss you and love you Mama.
    With that said Mama, I just want to thank you for always saying “I love you too.” You taught me how to be loving and kind and generous. Thank you for teaching me to pick my battles because not everything is worth fighting for. Thank you for your faithfulness to God and in God. You taught me so many beautiful truths, like how to get through the storms in life and because of that Mama, I know that I will be ok even though you are not here because you showed me The Way. Thank you Mama for the good times and the good food, for keeping family together. Thank you Mama for trusting me, believing in me and equipping me. Well done Mama, well done!!! Mama know that I look forward to seeing you again, hugging you again, laughing with you again, and talking to you again. Until that day Mama I’ll see you in every flower, in every rose, in every dragonfly, in every rainbow, I’ll see you in the garden art that we enjoyed and in all things nice and beautiful and loving. I love you Mama…” I love you too.”

  4. To my aunt la Von I will miss you we would talk about my mom and dad and for me to learn how to deal with my problems and to put god first in my life for that I am so thankful that laugh you had and your accent when you talked always made me smile until we meet again .

  5. Dear, Mama I miss you there are so many memories that come to mind. I will only write about a few of those memories. My first memory of you is when you brought my baby sister home Kathy she was wrapped up in blankets and you let me see her, then you gave me some bit-0-honey candy. You taught me at that moment that I was loved and important. The time I stole chicklets from Safeway and you marched me back into the store to to apologize to the store manager for stealing. You taught me to be honest. You taught me the importance of hard work and not giving up when things are difficult. You taught me the importance of family that “Family comes first.” You taught me to love my children no matter what, and to take care of myself so I could take of them. You were always supportive and encouraging us to reach for “the stars” that nothing was impossible with God’s help. That prayer changes things and people. That love last for eternity.
    Love you Mama, till we meet again.

    Risa

  6. Hi Mama, I know I have done some crazy things not always agreed on by you, but you stood by my side and supported me any way. I NEVER doubted your love for me. You were so smart and knew so many different things. I am grateful for having created our memory and experience of cruising. You touching the dolphins. Your sexy swimsuit. I will miss your wisdom, your smile, your hugs our conversations. Forever with me. Love you bunches.

  7. Dear Aunt LaVonne – Thank you for your beautiful pearls of wisdom, love and support. I will cherish them forever.
    Love, Michelle

  8. Sis. Lavonne Gilbert was my friend. Loving and Caring. To the family my prayers are with and for you. Sorry I couldn’t attend the homegoing. We will meet again never to part.
    We ushered, traveled, shared dinners and did many things together. She will be missed.

    Love and Prayers
    Delories

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