Elva LaPlante


Elva Jean LaPlante, born June 11, 1923 in Reubens, Idaho, passed away on October 23, 2016, in Des Moines, Washington, outliving her brother, Louis Heuett, and her sister, Betty Johnson. Elva is survived by her two sons, Brian and Greg, and her daughter, Jeanine; daughter-in-laws, Peggi and Linda; grandsons, Nelson, Brandon and Robert, and only granddaughter, Aubrey, and granddaughter-in-law, April (Nelson). Elva was educated in Cheney, Washington at Eastern Washington State College and earned her Master’s at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Elva taught elementary school in Des Moines for many years. After an early retirement, Elva loved traveling the world, golfing with friends and her grandsons, reading, tending her flower garden, volunteering at her church, Prince of Peace Lutheran, and the U.S.O. at Sea-Tac Airport (which her son Greg, an ex-Marine, found as an honor). She loved being a grandma and gave her grandchildren a love for golf and travel. She was the hub of family gatherings and will be greatly missed. Interment was held at Mountain View Park Cemetery on Saturday, November 5, 2016 where she was laid to rest along-side her husband, Aubrey LaPlante. For additional photos, etc., go to www.bonneywatson.com.

Published in the Highline Times section of the Westside Weekly, November 11, 2016.

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