LaVera was born to Joseph Smith Dunham and Alice Henderson Dunham on Sept. 23, 1931. She married Zennel Tracy Moss on July 14, 1952. She is survived by six of her 10 children: Lisa Moore, Kay Neathery, Aaron Moss, Tyson Rohdes, Hank Moss, and Janet Moss.
While on earth, LaVera loved experiencing the beauty of nature. She was an avid quilter and knitter, and she appreciated pioneer and Western art and culture. She enjoyed John Wayne movies, Louis L’Amour novels, and the music of Johnny Cash, the Oak Ridge Boys, Hank Williams, and Crystal Gayle.
LaVera was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her local chapter of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She loved to attend the temple and enjoyed singing hymns.
Of all the things she loved in life, family was the most important to LaVera. She was proud to be the mother of 10 children, and she found joy visiting with her 29 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Cannonville Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Cannonville Cemetery. Funeral directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina, and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.