LaVaughn Deloris (Meyer) Bernau passed away Thursday, August 3rd at the Heritage Place in Kalispell, Montana at the age of 85. LaVaughn was born in Chadron, Nebraska on September 14, 1931 to Caroline (Knutzen) and Roy I Meyer. She finished high school in Chadron before moving with family to a farm on the south/east end of Echo Lake north of Bigfork, Montana.
She married Roy G. Bernau in Las Vegas, Nevada in the spring of 1952. The pair raised their 3 children in the Flathead Valley. LaVaughn worked for the local school system in the kitchen at Flathead High School and then at rural Fair Mont Egan school doing janitorial work until her retirement in 1991. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting and she was a word search master. The rest of her time was spent enjoying her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy in 1987, brother Fred Meyer in 2005, daughter Renee Olmstead in 2015, grandson Jeremy Bernau in 1977 and granddaughter Bobbie Jo Bernau in March of 2017.
She is survived by her son Allen and wife Linda Bernau, daughter Donna and husband Ernie Freebury, along with 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, some residing in the Flathead area and some in Idaho Falls. Also, numerous relatives and her many friends.
A viewing will be held at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home in Kalispell between 3 and 5 pm on August 7th. The funeral service will be held at 10am on August 8th at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Pierce officiating. Burial at Glacier Memorial Gardens following the service.
Glacier Memorial Gardens
2659 Hwy 93 North
Kalispell, MT 59901