Ruth Laverne Wasson passed from this life on September 3, 2015 at the age of 83. She was a resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living Center for the last five years.
Laverne was born in Wister, OK to Lowell and Flora Newby. She was the only daughter, with four brothers, Joe Carl, Kenneth, Ray, and Marvin. She graduated from Fanshawe High School, and was married to Kenneth A. Wasson in Wister, OK on March 26, 1956. They soon moved to New York, where their two children, Curtis and Cynthia were born. She lived in New York, Florida, and finally moved to Azle, TX in 1976, where she resided until her move to Austin.
Laverne was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She was a quiet and kind soul, who delighted in her home, family, church and friends. Wherever her husband’s job as an engineer called him to be, she worked hard to make a happy home. She was known for her outstanding fried chicken, pecan pies, and learned to piece quilts later in her life. When they moved to their “farm” in Azle, she joined Kenneth in raising chickens, pigs, corn, and anything else he decided to turn his hand to, taking it all in stride. She will be sorely missed.
Laverne was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth A. Wasson, her parents, and her brothers Ray Newby and Marvin Newby. She is survived by her children Cynthia Baird, Curtis Wasson and wife Sally, her brothers Joe Carl Newby and wife Karen, Kenneth Newby and wife Verna, grandchildren Sarah Shull and husband C.J., Stephanie Baird, Marilyn Wasson and Julia Wasson, and great-granddaughter Grace Shull.
Funeral arrangements are through Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK 918-647-2238. Graveside services are Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10 a.m., at Fanshawe Cemetery, Fanshawe OK. Memorial contributions in Laverne’s memory may be made to Fanshawe Cemetery Association, PO Box 97, Fanshawe OK 74935.