Our beautiful mother LaVere Roundy Brinkerhoff, 88, passed away May 4, 2015. She was born December 31, 1926, in Alton, Utah, to Napoleon Bonaparte Roundy and Zelpha Allen.
She enjoyed a wonderful, happy childhood. She married her sweetheart, Warren (Tink) Brinkerhoff November 8, 1944, in the St. George, Utah Temple. They were blessed with eight children and raised them in Glendale, Utah. They moved their family to St. George in 1969.
Our mom was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life. Her first callings were at age 13 as a primary teacher, at age 17 M.I.A. President. She served in many other callings and leadership positions in the church throughout her life, she magnified each one.
She has always had a strong testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ and it has been her privilege to serve Him. Mom especially enjoyed her and dads CES Mission to Tuba City, Arizona, where she taught seminary; and serving together at Porters Rest Home. Mom has always had a positive attitude. She enjoyed life to the fullest, always ready for the next adventure.
She has lived a life of true charity. She is a published author. She wrote a weekly column for the Washington County News, was a lifelong member of the Heritage Writers Guild where she won many awards for her writing and was in charge of writers workshops at Dixie College. Her writing talents have blessed many lives. She won a contest naming the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Mom was the manager of the Beehive Clothing Center for many years. After retirement her life was filled with family, writing, and serving others.
Her family was everything to her. Each child, grandchild and great-grandchild were loved and cherished.
LaVere is survived by her children: Carey (Elaine) Brinkerhoff of Ivins, Suzann (Kyle) Barton of Orderville, Jeffrey (Marsha) Brinkerhoff of St. George, Carolyn (Monte) Lewis of Washington, Jill (Dave) Alford of St. George, Janeen (Rick) Holm of Carlin, NV and Brenda (Joe) DuPaul of St. George; 30 grandchildren and 69 great-grandchildren; sister, Jeannine Brown and brother, Duaine (Rose) Roundy both of St. George.
She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Brinkerhoff; son, Clyde R. Brinkerhoff; her parents; and siblings, Melba (Dell) Dutton, Clyde Roundy, Barbra Roundy and Wana (Rolland) Hoyt.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday,May 9, at 11 a.m. at the St. George 8th Ward Chapel, 166 S. Main, St. George.
- A viewing will be Friday, May 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, and Saturday, May 9, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel.
- Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery.
As a family we would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Grace Pardela, hospice nurses Andie Kelley and Mary Jo Taylor, CNA’s Melissa Stahleli and Paula Worth, massage therapist Debra Crawford and all the staff at Ridgeview Gardens for their loving care of our mom.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign LaVere’s online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.