Honor Wolverton
Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street
Vancouver, WA
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.
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Monte & Kayte, and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Honor's passing. I'm also so inspired by her long & rich life; her memories of so many years - what a gift to those who knew her myself included. Her bright, twinkling eyes, warm smile and big heart will never be forgotten. I hope you are all well and finding comfort from the love and support of friends and family.
My best to all of you, Nicky Wubben
Nicole Wubben
May 23, 2005
Though I haven't seen Mrs. Wolverton in many years, I have thought of her often. She was always very warm and welcoming to everyone and always made us laugh with a story about her years with Basil. What a wonderful lady. I am so sorry for your loss.
Nadine Messerly
May 21, 2005
What a terrific woman. Her laugh will be dearly missed.
Scott Allen
May 20, 2005
Aunt Honor has just always been here ... literally! My dad was very close to her & when he died, I felt like she was a link to both him & my grandma. I missed her so much when she moved to California, but it was still comforting to know she was still here. Now my comfort is to know that she is reunited with all of her loved ones who preceded her to Heaven. And I will see her again one day!
Verla & Gary Barker
May 20, 2005
Honor was my favorite aunt. She was so good to my brothers and me. I feel privileged to be a pallbearer. She will be missed by many.
Love, Daryl Lovette
Daryl Lovette
May 20, 2005
Sending our sympathy and prayers.
Burke&Gayle Sawyer
May 19, 2005
Honor was my Grandma Billie's best friend,we all loved her. She was such a kind hearted person and she had such a wonderful twinkle in her eyes. I have thought of her often through the years. Her and her tiny little car. I remember when she got it, she was so tickled !!! I notified my father Burke and he was also saddened by the news. Bless you all at this most difficult time. Sincerely,
Jenny Sawyer-Harteloo
May 19, 2005
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