Laverne Mary Magdalene Carey was born to John and Agnes (Raue) Sabers, January 31, 1911 at Salem, SD.
She grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1928. For nine years she worked at the McCook County National Bank, in Salem. On August 18, 1938 she married George Carey at Salem, SD.
They lived in Montrose until 1952 when they moved to Mitchell and she was a resident since that time. She had many interests including gardening, sewing and crochet handiwork, playing classical piano, and was an avid bridge player. Poetry was another source of enjoyment for her as well as working the Daily Republic Cryptograms and Jumble. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Laverne rode her bicycle until she was into her nineties.
Laverne was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Holy Family Altar Society and the National Catholic Society of Foresters.
She is survived by two sons, Patrick (Phyllis) Carey, Newton, WI, Gerald “Jerry” (Patty) Carey, Mitchell, SD; and four daughters: Mary (Ed) Kentch, Omaha, NE, Adele Carey, St. Louis, MO, Valerie (Chuck) Erpenbach, Lake St. Louis, MO and Janine (Larry) Wehrkamp, Rapid City, SD; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and several Honduras sponsored children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George (1988); two grandsons, Thad and Peter; five sisters; four brothers; and her parents.
The family gives special thanks to Cheryl Rothfuss and all the caregivers
who enabled mother to stay in her own home until her death.