Laverne Hobbs Berry


Laverne Hobbs Berry, 98, of Liberty Hill, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2013.

She was born July 31, 1915, in Spicewood, Texas to Harvey and Emma Word Hobbs. She graduated from Liberty Hill High School in the class of 1933. On July 13, 1935 she married Leonard N. Berry, and they started a life together that would last for over 59 years. In addition to raising her family as a devoted mother and grandmother, she taught children’s Sunday School as a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Liberty Hill. She was known for her contagious smile and for having an encouraging word for everyone she met.

Laverne is preceded in death by her husband, parents, four siblings and two sons, Ronald Doss Berry and Jimmy Ray Berry.

She is survived by her son, Donald Berry and wife Linda of Liberty Hill; daughter Linda Peterson of Round Rock; grandchildren: Geniva Downard, Donny Berry, Bill Seward, Melanie Boekee, Holly Land and Matthew Peterson; great-grandchildren: Danny Downard, Kristie Linn, Zachary Berry, Charles Berry, Robin Land, Abrianna Peterson and Matthew Peterson II; great-great-grandchildren: Amelia Linn, Sophie Linn and Tucker Downard, and other loving family and friends.

A graveside service celebrating the life of Mrs. Berry was held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2 pm at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

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