May ‘LaVonne’ Brunson

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May “LaVonne” Brunson passed away June 11, 2014 at the age of 67.

Our beloved “LaVonne” Brunson was born May LaVonne Guttry on March 2, 1947 to Nathan Porter and Isabel LaVerne Guttry. She was the oldest of four siblings, a sister Frankie (John Butler), brother Bob (Melanie), sister Claudia (Bill Keith) and brother Butch (Becky).

LaVonne married Wilbur Brunson in 1972 and together they raised three children, Allen (Tammy), Stacie (John Sharp) and Tom (Layel). They loved and enjoyed four grandsons, Kyle (Deanna), Tyrel, Dusty and Coby, two granddaughters, Amber (Bob Cruea) and Deni, and three great-granddaughters, Morgan, Reese, and Emmy.

LaVonne enjoyed time with family above anything else and loved nothing better than having all of the Brunson and Guttry families under one roof for her annual Christmas gathering. LaVonne was a voracious reader, and before a car accident rendered her left arm disabled, liked to crochet and do ceramics. She and Wilbur loved attending sporting events for the grandkids, having cook-outs or camping trips with the family and gathering with friends at the VFW in Globe. She was not afraid of technology, and loved playing computer games and enjoying Face Book on her iPad, iPhone and Kindle. But second only to family, LaVonne loved going to the casinos!

LaVonne was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 23 and battled valiantly against the ramifications of that for the next 44 years, always with dignity and acceptance. She was an exceptionally strong woman and remained nothing but kind, generous, loving and patient through adversities which could have just as easily made her bitter, angry and resentful.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur just 20 months prior to her own passing … they are now together again.

Services for LaVonne will be held Friday, June 27, at Maranatha Baptist Church, Saguaro Dr., Globe, at 10 a.m. Interment will be Monday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Cave Creek, AZ.

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