Verlene Mann, 85, passed away June 24, 2012 in American Falls, Idaho. Verlene was born August 8, 1925 in Fort Collins, Colorado to William and Sarah Mariah Lankford. She went to grade school and elementary in Pocatello and Grandview, Idaho. She graduated from Aberdeen High School. While there she was a cheerleader and met her sweetheart Robert Mann when she was a freshman. They were married in Vallejo, California July 9, 1945.
They moved back to Aberdeen after Bob was released from the Navy. They bought a farm north of Aberdeen where they lived until her passing. She spent years working in the office at their auction company. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and helped with Girl’s State. She volunteered at the Aberdeen Senior Citizen’s Center Thrift Store. She loved to go camping and fishing with her family and friends.
Verlene is survived by three children, Pat (Dale) Palmer, Danny (Susan) Mann, and Becky (Tom) Shank, son-in-law Kenneth Oldfield, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, daughter Bonnie Oldfield, sisters, Eula Varley, Alma Johnston, Inez Cornforth, Polly Heaney, brothers Olen and Glen Lankford, and her parents William and Sarah Lankford.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday June 29, 2012 at First Mennonite Church, 381 W. Washington, Aberdeen, ID. The visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American. Interment will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.