Loving wife and mother, (Matilda) Lavern (Kues) Lovestedt went home to the Lord Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was born Nov. 6, 1928 near Fleming, Colo., to Karl Wilhelm Kues and Wilhelmina Anna (Mettscher) Kues. She relocated to Kingman in 2011.
Lavern graduated from Fleming High School. She led a full and active life, working in many professions. She married her husband, Andrew Lovestedt, in 1992. Lavern was an active member of her church, a lifelong member of the Women of the Moose and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Lavern is survived by her loving husband, Andy; her siblings, Doris Bowker, Harold (Mary Lee) Kues, and Herb (Joyce) Kues; her children, Edie (Norman) Stickler, Barbara Siler, Peggy (Joe) Brown, Terry (Ronda) Hedges, Trudy (Kerry) Hornick and Larry (Christine) Pratt; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; many friends and a very extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sibling, Gladys (Pete) Hedges, Doretta (Warner) Johannessen, Betty (Hershel) Bower, Arlene Kues, Roma Kues, Donald (Jean) Kues and Gloria (Leo) Pemple; her children, Evelyn (Buzz) Carter, Deryl Hedges, Dennis (Sharon) Hedges, Theresa (Rick) Hummel; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at College Park Baptist Church, 1990 Jagerson Ave., with arrangements made by the Cowboy Church of Mohave County and the Women of the Moose. Pastor Roger Gorham will be officiating. Interment will be in Fleming, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cowboy Church of Mohave County, 3120 Hualapai Mtn. Rd. Ste. B, Kingman, AZ 86402 or Moose Charities through the Women of the Moose.