LaVerne Ayo, 79, a resident of Dothan passed away Friday July 20, 2012 at a local hospital.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 am Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Columba Catholic Church Chapel with Father Patrick Gallagher officiating.
Mrs. Ayo was born in Burlington, Texas on January 12, 1933 and resided the early years of her life in LaPorte, Texas. She was a 1951 graduate of LaPorte High School. She was employed with Hess Oil Company for several years as a secretary until her retirement in 2000. Mrs. Ayo moved to Marianna, FL in 2002. She along with her husband opened the St. Anne's Thrift Store and received a Medal of Honor from the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL for her work. Mrs. Ayo was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Marianna, FL and was a volunteer with St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in LaPorte, Texas.
Survivors include her husband, Anthony J. Ayo, Dothan, AL; her daughter Judi Leigh Bosse, Dothan, AL; her four grandchildren, Jeffery Nolan (Michelle) Bosse, Dustin Skyler Bosse, Kelsi Leigh Bosse, and Mallory Jantzen Bosse; her two sisters, Marie (David) Hartnett, Deer Park, TX, and Mildred (Gerry) Bookmyer, Richmond, TX; her nieces and nephews, Susan (Mike) Franger, Kay (Greg) Gage, Michael (Jana) Hartnett, Mark (Angela) Bookmyer, Margo (Randy) Pryor, and Dr.'s Brad (Kelsey) Bookmyer.