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Lora LaVon Sutton Lora "LaVon" Sutton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2014 while holding the hands of her surviving son and daughter-in-law. Born in Los Angeles, CA to Howard and Evelyn Heth, LaVon was 84 at her time of passing. LaVon graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1949. It was soon after graduation that she met the love of her life, William (Bill) Sutton. Married in 1952, LaVon was devoted to her loving husband for 62 years, cherished and respected by her two sons, Jeff and Greg, and by her daughter-in-law Laurie. She was most proud of her grandson, Graham and his endless youth adventures. A lifetime active member of the South Bay Hospital Auxiliary, LaVon became president of the Hospital Auxiliary in 1982, then Director of Volunteer Services for the AMI South Bay Hospital until her retirement in 1992. Even in retirement she was a regular "Monday" girl with the Hospital Auxiliary. In 1990 LaVon was honored by the South Bay as Woman of the Year, an honor she was very humbled by. LaVon served on the advisory board at the Redondo Beach Salvation Army and was active in numerous philanthropic activities and other volunteer positions with Hawthorne Wiseburn PTA, Hawthorne Pop Warner and Little League organizations. LaVon had many passions which included volleyball on the beach in Hermosa; weekends at the family cabin in Running Springs; annual Christmas candy making with the girls; and traveling/cruising the world with Bill and their many friends. LaVon was a lifelong Trojan and a regular supporter of the USC Marching band. LaVon loved her football and spent many Saturdays at the coliseum tailgating and cheering on her Trojans. Very special thanks to her care givers Mina Trinidad-Samson and Victor Mariñas, along with her long time primary care physician Dr. F. Lee Reitler and the entire home and hospice nursing teams at Torrance Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Redondo Beach Salvation Army, noting LaVon's name on your check. The family is planning a celebration of LaVon's life at a later date. They were not prepared to lose her so soon after Bill's passing on June 3, 2014, but rejoice in the blessing of having them both in their lives. If you listen, you can still hear mom's laughter. Thanks for all the love and fun, we love you mom! Fight on!!

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  1. Our condolences to a beutiful and warm friend and fellow Manual Arts classmate. You will be missed but good to know you will now be with Bill

  2. Our condolences to a beutiful and warm friend and fellow Manual Arts classmate. You will be missed but good to know you will now be with Bill

  3. My deepest condolences to the Sutton family, may you find comfort in knowing that Lora is in God’s memory and promises us that he will soon eliminate all the suffering from losing a loved one in Isaiah 25:8.

  4. My deepest condolences to the Sutton family, may you find comfort in knowing that Lora is in God’s memory and promises us that he will soon eliminate all the suffering from losing a loved one in Isaiah 25:8.

  5. My sincere condolences to the Sutton family. I met LaVon when I was in my mid-teens through my mother, Dixie. She and LaVon used to play tennis together, along with two other ladies named Dee and Betty. All were such fun to be around! I also used to help LaVon clean her house every once in a while when all of her many activities prevented her from doing that herself. I will always remember her smile and laughter, and what a lovely person she was inside and out.

  6. My sincere condolences to the Sutton family. I met LaVon when I was in my mid-teens through my mother, Dixie. She and LaVon used to play tennis together, along with two other ladies named Dee and Betty. All were such fun to be around! I also used to help LaVon clean her house every once in a while when all of her many activities prevented her from doing that herself. I will always remember her smile and laughter, and what a lovely person she was inside and out.

  7. I was saddened to hear of the passing of my old school mates, Bill and LaVon. She and I were in grammer school together and Bill and I were on the high school football team together. We met again more recently for the Manual Arts High School Reunion. Both LaVon and Bill still had the God given quality of wanting to help other people. They truly will be missed!
    Sincerely,
    Al Villasenor
    Manual Arts Alumni
    Student Body President

  8. I was saddened to hear of the passing of my old school mates, Bill and LaVon. She and I were in grammer school together and Bill and I were on the high school football team together. We met again more recently for the Manual Arts High School Reunion. Both LaVon and Bill still had the God given quality of wanting to help other people. They truly will be missed!
    Sincerely,
    Al Villasenor
    Manual Arts Alumni
    Student Body President

  9. I will always remember her as a positive person! Always a pleasure styling her hair. She will be in my heart. I’ll never forget the good times spent together. I still have some save up containers from
    all the yummy candy she made for me. Now she is making the angels happy in heaven with Bill. I’m sure she volunteering and looking out for us from above. Thank you Laurie, my love with you. Wish you the best and be strong.

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