LaVonne Smith (Watson), 83, Bismarck died March 10, 2018 at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
LaVonne was born on Feb. 25, 1935 in Reinbeck, Iowa to Elmer and Margaret (Wittgreve) Watson. She grew up in the small town where she graduated high school and then went on to business college.
She married Franklin Smith on June 24, 1965 in Grand Forks, N.D. They moved around a lot as Franklin was in the U.S. Navy. LaVonne sold Avon and made many friends doing so. She received her Realtors license and sold Real Estate while living in Grafton, N.D.
LaVonne had many talents, one of which was knitting and crocheting. Her afghans will always be treasured.
LaVonne is survived by her husband Franklin; daughters, Pam (Brad); Mary Ellen; Margaret; grandchildren; Chad (Stephanie); Matthew; Jacob (Shea); Kristin; and 2 great grandchildren; Gyeneveve and Gavin.
She was proceeded in death by her son Wade and granddaughter Jennifer.