LaVonne Boddicker, 73, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Newhall, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on March 5, 2014.
LaVonne was born at home in rural Newhall on June 16, 1940, to Carolyn Davis and Leo Boddicker. She graduated from Newhall High School in 1957. She attended Mount St. Clare Junior College in Clinton and graduated magna cum laude from Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wis., in 1961. She taught in elementary schools in Iowa and Illinois for seven years, after which she worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison library and then attended classes at the University of Minnesota for a librarian degree.
LaVonne moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Department of Science and Technology and subsequently, the U.S. Library of Congress, from which she retired from her librarian career in 2002. She was a member of St. Matthew Cathedral parish in Washington, D.C. and was a very charitable person.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Marilyn Scheib Freytag, Vincent Boddicker and Charlotte Boddicker; niece Angela Scheib and nephew Adam Boddicker, both in childhood. She is also survived by her sisters Janice (Harold) Duncalf, Newhall; Rita (Ron) Johnson, North Liberty; Lola (Dick) Jacobi, Waterloo; Diantha (Nolan) Zadra, Cedarburg, Wis.; and Rosalie (Bob) Jahn, Dubuque; sister-in-law Pat (Jim) Russell, Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was held March 22 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Newhall. Burial was at St. Patrick and St. Paul Cemetery, Watkins, following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Newhall or the American Heart Association.