LaVera D. (Gregory) Sours passed away on January 12, 2018 at Farwell Care and Rehab in Farwell, TX. LaVera was born in Beaver, OK to the home Delbert and Lela (Fry) Gregory on September 27, 1934.
Her family moved to Grady, NM where she spent most of her life, until her health failed, and she moved to Farwell Care and Rehab. LaVera was the fourth child of the family. Delbert Dee, Wilma Jean, Jerry Lee, LaVera Dean and Eddie Joe Gregory grew up on the farm and ranch. LaVera graduated from Grady High School in 1952 and was the valedictorian of her class.
She married James Sours on August 10, 1952. Their union produced four children: Jim, Jerry, Karla and Delbert. James and LaVera farmed and ranched together since 1961 in Grady. La Vera worked a short time as the School Secretary in Grady, NM and sometimes as a substitute, but primarily she was a stay at home mother and homemaker. She was very active in many community organizations. She was the secretary of Grady Cemetery, a member of Grady United Methodist Church and Grady Alpha Club. She loved visiting with people, oil painting, being with her family and watching all her grandchildren play sports (which she loved doing).
LaVera was a sweet wife, a wonderful mother, mother-in-law and Nano. She will be dearly missed.
Preceding her death are her parents; brothers, Delbert D Gregory, Jerry Lee Gregory, Eddie Joe Gregory. She is survived by her husband, James R. Sours of Grady NM; sons Jim L. (Shirley) Sours of Grady NM, Jerry D. (Judy) of Grady NM, Delbert R. (Bethany) Sours of Pleasant Hill; daughter, Karla (Gary) Malone of Grady NM; sister, Wilma (Gregory) Durrett; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:00am, Monday, January 15, 2018 at Grady United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Grady Cemetery. Casket bearers are Jim Sours, Jerry Sours, Delbert Sours, Joe Sours, James Ryan Malone, Adam Malone, Gary Malone, Jett Sours and Steve Elliott. Honorary bearers are Jeff Queener, Brent Queener, Rick Queener, Mike Mackechnie, Tom Mackechnie, Steve Ray, Coletta (Queener) Ray, and all friends and relatives.
A special thanks to the caregivers and Farwell Care and Rehab for their compassion and care given.
Memorial contributions may be made in LaVera's honor to the Grady Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Rachel Armstrong, 4007 CR O, Grady, NM 88120.
I was surprised and sad to read of her passing. The Sour family holds a special place in my heart and always will. She was very actively involved in helping her family and Grady community. I am certain there are endless memories of her and it is my prayer that the memories will always endear her in your hearts.
God bless! Irene Harlow and Kevin Harlow
Irene HarlowClovis, NM
Thoughts and prayers to your family. She was a fine woman and will be missed. Our love to you all. Paul and Trina
Paul BurwashBorger, TX
Prayers for your family during this difficult time.
Kathy GarrettClovis, NM
Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. May you find peace, love and comfort in the memories you share.
Donna LethgoClovis, NM
May God's peace be with all the family at this time and treasured memories of joy comfort you.
Sondra Morse ForrestClovis, NM
I want to send my love and condolences to LaVera's family. I have known her since high school and she was such a special friend. I continued to visit her in Farwell and will truly miss those visits.
Floydeen Rierson RobertsClovis, NM
Monti PogueEastland, TX
Praying Circles around the Sours family and our thoughts are with y'all.
Leroy&Lanette Bailey-BleyBETHANY, OK
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. What a wonderful life she lived! And how lucky we all are to have been a part of it. Sending love to yâ€™all
Justin & Ellen FoustBengal, OK
May the Lord comfort you all many prayers. The Montoya Family
Roy and Amanda MontoyaTucumcari, NM
My prayers are with your family, She will be truly missed.
DAWN LAMPLEYCLOVIS, NM
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and yours. May God bless and keep you.
Jo Ann HelmsTexico, NM
Many fun memories of this special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Edith Ann Walling - BradleyClovis, NM
Our thoughts and prayers are with James and all of the family. May God be with each one of you during the difficult days ahead. We thought a lot of LaVera, she was a special person. We were blessed by her friendship. Hugs from us to each of you.
Billy & Bobby Ann DictsonSonora, TX
My condolences to the Sours fzmily, so sorry for your loss
Janet Hunton HallerEdgewood, NM
Your family is in our prayers
Brad and Julie BryantSan Jon, NM
La Vera always greeted us with joy and kindness. She worked to keep the Alumni Association and other organizations thriving at Grady. Smart and caring, she used her heart and soul to make the community better! Loved her! This world lost a jewel!
Linda and Ty PowellPlains, TX
So sorry to hear of LaVera’s passing. I know that she’s loving her family from heaven and having a wonderful reunion with family and friends who went to heaven before her.
I have so many wonderful memories of LaVera. I never saw her when she wasn’t smiling.
God Bless your family and give you comfort and peace.
Deborah WilliamsAmarillo, TX
Thinking of you and your family. My mom spoke highly of your mother. Praying all you all.
Sandy JohnstonClovis, NM