LaVerta M. Christopherson

By The Mercury

LaVerta M. Christopherson, age 83, a longtime Ogden and Las Vegas resident, died Aug. 17, 2011 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

Mrs. Christopherson was born May 10, 1928, in Washington County, the daughter of John Henry Sr. and Lela M. (Cummings) Gieber.

She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1946. 

Mrs. Christopherson owned and operated a liquor store in Ogden, was a traveling manager for Mode O Day - Fashion Crossroads for 17 years, and worked at Wal-Marts in Vacaville, Calif., Las Vegas and Manhattan for a total of 17 years.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mrs. Christopherson was in a bowling league for 20 years, and enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, collecting Betty Boop memorabilia, country music, dancing and spending time with people.

She married Harold S. “Chris” Christopherson on Oct. 2, 1948, in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden. Chris preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and four siblings: Doris Ray, LeRoy Gieber, Jake Gieber and Pauline Hanna.

Survivors include her son, Lance Christopherson and his wife Victoria of Las Vegas; siblings Wanda Navarro and her husband Ray of Manhattan, and John Gieber, Jr. and his wife Marcy of Ogden; three grandchildren, Erin Christopherson, Jennifer Sayegh and Miranda Taylor; and one great-granddaughter, Adelina Sayegh.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden. Internment will follow in the St. Patrick’ Catholic Cemetery in Ogden.

A Christian Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the Wake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or the Good Shepherd Hospice House.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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