Laverne Marie Rovira, longtime resident of Stanton, CA, passed away peacefully in her home on September 11, 2008, surrounded by her husband and children. Laverne was born in 1931 in New Orleans, LA. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Walter S. Rovira, Sr.; her eight children: sons Walter, Jr., Glenn, Larry, Marcus, Ward, and Alan Rovira, and daughters Jane Byrnes and Jennifer Ross. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and her brother, Dr. Donald F. Ward. She will be deeply missed by all.