HONOR WOLVERTON Longtime Vancouver resident Honor Wolverton passed away in Thousand Oaks, California on May 12, 2005, at the age of 98. She lived in Vancouver for 72 years. Her husband, cartoonist Basil Wolverton, died in 1978. Mrs. Wolverton was also preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Laura Lovette; three brothers, Marion E. Lovette, Ronald G. Lovette and Gerard H. Lovette. She is survived by a son, Monte Wolverton and his wife Kayte, of Westlake Village, California; a granddaughter, Monika Spykerman and her husband Simon, of Monrovia, California; and a great-granddaughter, Annika Spykerman, also of Monrovia. She was born Honor Bonita Lovette on a farm near the small Eastern Washington town of Mansfield and grew up helping her three older brothers herd cattle and harvest wheat. In early 1926, the family moved to Vancouver. That year, her father was fatally injured in an accident at a logging operation near Yacolt. Honor graduated from Vancouver High School in 1927, and married her classmate Basil Wolverton in 1934. While Basil pursued his career as a cartoonist and writer, Honor attended business college, later working for an insurance agency in Portland. From 1951 until 1962, she worked as payroll clerk for the Vancouver School District. Honor taught Sunday school for many years at the First Baptist Church in Vancouver, later serving as a deaconess in the Worldwide Church of God. Honor continued to live in her home in Vancouver until 1998, when she moved to a retirement home in Thousand Oaks, California, to be near her family. She became a great-grandmother in 2003. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2005, at 1 PM at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E. 12th Street in Vancouver, with interment following at Park Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel from 2 to 7 PM on Friday, May 20th, 2005. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/columbian.
Published by The Columbian on May 19, 2005.