Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1940

LaVerne Jacoby LAVERNE MINNIE JACOBY, 90, died of a heart attack on Aug. 3, 2012 in Hurst, TX, with burial at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Cemetery in Colleyville, TX. She was born on Jan. 30, 1922 in Ranger, TX to Max George & May Reeves Jacoby. LaVerne attended Hodges Oak Park School & Ranger High School in the Class of 1940. She married Ellis E. Taliaferro and they had a son Jerry V. Taliaferro. For four years she studied interior decorating at Lamar University in Beaumont. Working on Air Force One at Qualitron Aero Inc. was the highlight of her career. She started a successful business of creating interior designs for private aircraft flown by heads of state through-out the world and large executive jets of corporations. She enjoyed traveling, camping and bowling. LaVerne was a member of the Ranger Exes Association and made the huge welcome banner used at homecomings. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Maxine Asher (RHS-1942), Clara Mae Jacoby Watson (RHS-1952), Claudine Jacoby Dyer (RHS-1937); and brothers Douglas Jacoby (RHS-1949) & Mellenger Jacoby (RHS-1936). She was the last living sibling of her family. At the time of her death, she was survived by her son Jerry Taliaferro and his wife Linn, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. More pictures 90th Birthday Party