LaVerne Madill King, age 88, passed away peacefully the evening of January 16, 2020, surrounded by family. She was born December 9, 1931 in Tacoma to Tony and Martha Basselli. She was raised in Carbonado and graduated from White River High School in 1949. LaVerne married Norman Madill on October 22, 1949 and moved to Enumclaw, where they had two children. She was employed by Erwin’s Grocery and Highpoint Village. As an adult LaVerne became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren watching their sports and other activities. She also enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, casinos, and going to the Enumclaw Senior Center. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Buckley Eagles #1387 Auxiliary, the VFW Post 1949 Auxiliary and the Sassy, Classy, Lassies Red Hatters.
LaVerne is survived by daughter Sue VanHoof; son Tony (Wanda) Madill; five grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Norman and parents Tony and Martha Basselli.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw with a reception immediately following.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Monsignor Farrelly Memorial Youth Fund, 1614 Farrelly St., Enumclaw, WA 98022 or Evergreen Hospice, 12040 NE 128th St. MS#5, Kirkland, WA 98034-3098.
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