She took her cowbell to each game and let them know she was there by cheering louder than anyone else at the rink!
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.
Jim attended grade school at Plainsview and entered high school in Whitewater.
At 14 years of age, Jim had to forego school to help on the ranch while his dad recovered from kidney surgery.
She probably never realized how beloved she was too many of her students.
She loved to fish and spent any spare time fishing off the rocks at Fort Peck Dam. La Verne carved a number of birds out of wood that rivaled those of any professional carver! This came in handy during her stay in California for cancer treatment.