Thesta "Nan" Jean LaFevre

February 1, 1941 ~ July 6, 2021 (age 80)


            Mrs. Thesta “Nan” Jean LaFevre, age 80, of Hickory, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at her home.

            She was born February 1, 1941 in Catawba County, the daughter of the late Ernest Lee Bowman and Kathleen Hilton Bowman.

            She was a homemaker and worked with children’s mental health. She also was a landscape designer and a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hickory. She was very artistic, and loved gardening and the outdoors, cooking, reading and writing in her journal. Her animals and spending time with her grandchildren was her life. Her house was always an open door and never met a stranger.

            Including her parents, she was preceded in death by: Joseph Lail;  a son, Timothy Lail; a sister, Brenda Proctor.

            Those left to cherish and honor her memory include: her husband of 41 years, Don LaFevre of the home; her son, Joe “JoJo” Lail (Kristie) of Bethlehem; her daughter-in-law, Sandy Lail of Bethlehem; her grandchildren, Jennifer “Jennie” Lail, Steven Lail, Molly Triplett, Alex Triplett, Justin Triplett; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; her sister whom she was extremely close to, Patricia Bowman Starkey (Jim); her brother, Harold Lee Bowman (Dianne); her brother-in-law, Dean Proctor; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, who she thought of as family.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Richard Schwantz will officiate.

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            Adams Funeral Home and cremation services are honored to be serving the family of Thesta “Nan” Jean LaFevre.


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Celebration of Life
July 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home Chapel Taylorsville
307 Main Ave Dr
Taylorsville , NC 28681

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