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Laverne Naylor

February 9, 1934 - February 16, 2015


Mabel Laverne Rich Naylor

February 9, 1934 – February 16, 2015

“Together Again”

Mabel Laverne Rich Naylor passed February 16, 2015.  She was born February 9, 1934 in Cowdrey, Colorado to Clayton Rich Jr. and Margaret Thorne.

Upon receiving her teaching degree from Ottawa University, she taught in England, Eugene, Oregon, and Lakewood, Colorado.

She married Floyd L. Naylor and moved to Ogden, Utah where she took on the task of helping to raise four young children.

Laverne taught at Pingree Elementary, Marlon Elementary and T. O. Smith Elementary; retiring from Ogden City Schools after forty years of service.

Laverne enjoyed stamp and coin collecting and was a knitter of beautiful blankets.  She was a wonderful holiday tree decorator and a great dog owner.  She also enjoyed rock collecting and had a talent of using those rocks for beautiful flower gardens.

Laverne will always be remembered as a kind, loving woman, wife, mother and grandmother to her family.

Surviving are her brother John and his wife Donna Rich; stepchildren Scott and his wife Isabel Naylor, Kathryn and her husband Ben Reyna, Wendy Om, Susan and her husband Brad Colvell; 13 grandchldren, 21 great grand children and one great grand daughter due in June.

Preceding Laverne were her parents, brother Clayton Rich and her husband Floyd Naylor.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Susan Colvell for her many years of service to Laverne.  She was her guardian angel.  Also special thanks to the staff of Mountain Ridge Assisted Living and A Step Forward Hospice for their compassionate and diligent care.

A gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Leavitt’s Waterfall Reception Area, 836 – 36th St., Ogden.



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Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: February 9, 1934
Died: February 16, 2015

Condolences for Laverne Naylor

Ladd & Donnell Chase posted on 2/22/15

It was sad to here of Laverne's passing, she was a great lady that loved people and especially children. I very much enjoyed working with her at T.O. Smith Elememtary, she was a wonderful caring teacher and a pleasure to be around, one of my best teachers. My wife and I also have very much enjoyed one of her sons, Scott and his wife Isabel, they are really fun people that we enjoy knowing and being around. God bless always. Ladd & Donnell


John &Donna Rich posted on 2/21/15

When John and I got married Laveren told me she was so happy to have a little sister. I will always remember that and fill the same about her. I loved her dearly. I wish we would have gone to see her this summer. I would like to thank Susie for all her help and taking care of her for so many years. I know how hard that can be.


Bonnie Rich-Walser posted on 2/20/15

I have the fondest memories, and so much love for Aunt Vernie. I have missed her for some time. Thanks Daddy for having a wonderful sister. Thank you Susie for keeping Daddy in the loop. Love and Hugs to the family. Bonnie


Anette Wolford posted on 2/20/15

I want to express my sympathy to you Naylors. I taught with Laverne for many years and will always treasure that association and all that she taught me. I especially loved her Valentine scrapbooks. After seeing them, I had my fifth graders make one each year. What a great idea. Laverne's passing leaves a mighty hole in all our hearts and lives. Love to you all.


Wendy Om posted on 2/20/15

I have been missing her for many years, and miss her even more now. I miss her laughter and her beautiful smiles, her wisdom and guidance. I wish I had not been so rebellious as her child. I am fortunate to have known her in my life for the short time that I did.