LaVerne Kathrinea Charles died Oct. 12, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 70.
At her request, no services will be held.
She was born in Evanston, Ill., March 2, 1943, to Michael and Anna (Rasche) Karlesky. She spent her childhood in Morton Grove, Ill., and attended area schools. She later moved to Ouray.
She enjoyed her goats, sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, gardening, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities.
Mrs. Charles is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ken of Delta; daughters, Julie (Craig) Bradford, Kym Brooner, and Kendra (Michael) Jenkins, all of Montrose; grandchildren, Justin (Vanessa) Kahle, Sarah Brooner, Aime Collins and Paige Collins, all of Montrose, and Scott Brooner currently deployed overseas; great-grandson, Damon Kahle of Glenwood Springs; sisters, Jean (Alan) Novak of Mundelein, Ill., and Virginia (Peter) Tortorice of Morton Grove, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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