LaVerne Nadine Gordon age 72 passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Thunderbird Banner Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She was born in Topeka, KS on April 20, 1940 to Clayton Franklin & Josephine A. Brice, which both preceded her in death. She attended Topeka Public Schools and graduated fromTopeka High School in May of 1958. She worked at Kansas Neurological Institute and Menninger Foundation while in Topeka.
LaVerne was married to Donald Perkins July 7, 1958 and that union produced 4 surviving children: Stephanie Ann Perkins, Peoria, AZ., Shelly Anita Perkins, Topeka, KS., Steve Anthony Perkins and his wife LeAnn of Kansas City, KS., Stacey Alesia Henderson and her husband Lonnie of Glendale, AZ. On April 10, 1971 LaVerne married Jimmie Hilton Gordon and that union produced one surviving child: Cotina Yolanda Gordon of Phoenix, AZ. LaVerne was preceded in death by one adopted daughter, Tonya Denise Brice. In addition, she has 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will take place at Paradise Sunset Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School Road. Visitation will take place Thursday October 4, 2012 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, and the service will immediately follow starting at 2:00 pm.
Memorial donations may be sent to: Stephanie Perkins at P.O. Box 2661, Peoria, AZ 85380.Print This Obituary & Condolences