Obituary: Cummings, Mae Lavon
CUMMINGS, Mae LaVon
Born March 4, 1931 in Spokane to Charles and Alta Warren and passed away June 7, 2012. She was one of four children. LaVon graduated from Rogers High School and attended classes at Kinman Business College and WSU. She worked for AT&T Pacific Northwest Bell when she met Earl Cummings and they married in 1954. Some years later she attended Intercollegiate Nursing Center, obtaining an R.N. Degree. She worked at various facilities over the years including Veteran’s Hospital and St. Lukes. She was a very professional and caring person in the nursing profession. LaVon and Earl celebrated 50 years of marriage November 6, 2004, the same day there first great-grandchild was born. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl in March 2005; brother Wesley and sister Donna. She is survived by her sons David (wife Michelle), Richard; daughter Deborah Kapula and children and Buddy; grandchildren Andrew, Brooke Jordon (husband Levi); great-grandchildren Skyla, Saylor, Scout, Scarlet and her sister Carol. In earlier times LaVon participated in precision swimming, singing with the Sweet Adeline’s and church choirs. She enjoyed animals, music, sketching, cartoon art and painting. LaVon loved the simple things in life, sharing friendship, social activities, dining out at her favorite restaurants and attending church. She supported numerous local and national ministries, philanthropic organizations, Scouting, Bluebirds, YMCA, Salvation Army, Telephone Pioneers and others. She was known for her outgoing and giving nature. She dedicated her life to the Lord and helping those in need. She is now at rest in the loving presence, graces and hands of the heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ - our Savior. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and loved ones - we look forward to meeting again in God’s eternal kingdom. God’s gracious love is conveyed on the families behalf to her friends, pastoral staff and loved ones for their love and care. Visitation will be at Heritage Friday, Saturday and Monday 10AM to 5PM and the Funeral Service 11AM Tuesday June 19th at Sunset Chapel, Fairmount Memorial Park. A reception will follow the graveside service at Morgan Acres Community Church, 7319 N. Regal, Spokane 99217, 12:30-2:30 - potluck luncheon. Memorial donations may be given to Morgan Acres Community Church.