During winter months, he and his siblings hand pumped water for 100 head of cows between feedings.
At an early age, cousin Tant Anderson taught Jim and Bill how to haze the cattle back home on horseback prior to the building of fences.
She was a teacher there until 1988- when she was appointed as the School Administrator.
La Verne oversaw the operations of the Academy and day care facility until November of 1993- when she moved to Glasgow to be near her family.
She worked at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital until retiring in June of 2002.
She was always thinking of others, even in the midst of her own painful fight against cancer.She took her cowbell to each game and let them know she was there by cheering louder than anyone else at the rink!She travelled to as many of the out-of-town games as she was able.Determined to keep the family together, the three sisters took over the mom duties and father, Alec, made it a priority to be home with all his children each evening.Between Alec and his widowed sister Jean, 11 kids grew up on their family homesteads, a short pony ride apart.