La Verna Pfaff
La Verna Pfaff
La Verna Pfaff

Obituary of La Verna Clara Pfaff

La Verna Clara Pfaff

In Memory of:

La Verna Clara Pfaff

La Verna was born January 30th, 1928 and Passed away peacefully on Sunday June 14th, 2020 in her home in Lakewood, Co at the age of 92.

La Verna grew up on a small farm outside of Muenster, Tx. along with 10 other siblings. She attended High School and took some College Courses in Gainesville while working at the Gainesville Sanitarium. She then went to The St Anthony’s Hospital School of Nursing in Oklahoma City, OK.  and completed her Nursing course graduating in 1953. As a registered Nurse she helped care for countless lives. Her favorite area of nursing was the Neonatal Care Unit and least favorite was the Emergency rooms. She worked in Several of the Denver Area Hospitals and St Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Co was where she did her last rounds as a Hospital Nurse.

La Verna and her husband met in Denver and were Married in 1955 at Christ the King Church in Evergreen, Co. They then had four children and moved to the (then small) mountain town of Evergreen Colorado to raise them.  She continued her career in nursing in the local clinic continuing to care for patients in the surrounding area as well as helping with trauma patients whom had to be transported to Denver via Flight for Life from across the street where the helicopters would land.  When the family moved back to the Denver Metro area, she continue to care for people as a private nurse.

She leaves behind her husband, Leonard and children David, Dale, Cynthia, and Gregory among many, many Grand Children and Great Grand Children.  One of the things they will always remember is her wide grin of exasperation when joking with her, the caring for all the grand children when they were sick and her desire to teach her children everything she had to share. With her husband she instilled a sense of ethics and decency that live on through them and those she touched.

La Verna’s favorite Hobbies were Gardening and Sewing and sharing both with all that wanted to learn. She loved teaching her hobbies to anyone who she could. And she taught Alot of them….

She is also survived by her siblings, Marian Starke Gruber, Jo Ann Starke Snyder, Mildred Starke Miller and her brother Henry Starke. 

Due to Covid 19 and La Verna’s care for everyone’s health, we are going to have a small family gathering here at her home to celebrate her life. Following all current guidelines possible on July 11th, 2020.

In Lieu of Flowers, La Verna would love our support to be shared with her favorite Charity which is The WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT.          

A family gathering will be planned for later on this summer when time provides and Leonard and Family can all attend.

All Veterans Funeral & Cremations will be handling La Verna’s final arrangements.


La Verna's favorite prayer:


Prayer for Serenity

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
Trusting that he will make all things right
if I surrender to his will;

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with him forever in the next.



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