LaVerne Christian


Gracie “LaVerne” Everett Christian passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Fredericksburg, Texas. She was born in Peoria, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1923.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Lee “Jack” Everett, and Grace Virginia Everett; brothers Jesse Lee Everett, Jr., and Garland Everett; and her sister, Christene Virginia Everett Carter.


is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, James Thomas “Tom” Christian; her daughters, Linda Christian Winchester, of San Antonio, Susan Christian O’Neill and her husband, Jim, of Austin, and Janet Christian and her husband, Eric Marsh, of Lockhart. She was a loving wife and mother, a good friend, an elegant lady and “a real hoot!”

LaVerne was active and involved her entire life, from PTA President in San Antonio to Citizen Cop in Fredericksburg.She and Tom were full partners in everything from raising three daughters to owning their own successful business.

She was witty, wise, kind, thoughtful, feisty and organized. She lived with grace and dignity and pearl earrings.

She will be missed by more people and in more ways than we can know and we are grateful for their friendship and support.

She will be especially missed by Matt, Bingo and Joe.

Visitation was scheduled from 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Schaetter
Funeral Home in Fredricksburg, Texas.

Funeral services for LaVerne were held on Friday, April 30, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, with Father Bill Davis, OMI, officiating.

Graveside services and Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

Those who so desire may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, The American Cancer Society, or to the charity of their choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredricksburg, Texas. (830) 995-3535.


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