Monday , December 10, 2012 - 10:18 AM
LaVon Favero will celebrate her 90th birthday with her four daughters and daughter-in-law at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
She was born Dec. 7, 1922, in Ogden to Elmer and Ivy Jensen. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1940 and Heaps Beauty School in 1941. She had a shop built in her home and did hair for 60 years.
She married Bud Favero on Oct. 25, 1941. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple. They were married for 65 years, and he died in September 2006.
She lived her married life in Taylor, where she and her husband raised their five children.
An active member of the LDS Church, she served in the Primary for 25 years, in the Relief Society and taught at the deaf and blind Primary for 10 years. She served as a 4-H instructor for cooking, sewing and woodwork. She enjoyed her time as a junior posse leader and led the Flying W Junior Posse for nine years. She and her husband were members of the Weber County Sheriff Posse for more than 50 years, and she says she must have cooked more than a million hamburgers for the horse sales and at the county fair.
She enjoys baking, and made breads and jelly rolls for wedding houses. She especially enjoyed baking pies for family and friends.
Her children and spouses are Vickie and Jerry Moyes, Carol and Gary Hadley, JaNae and Mike McCormick, Elaine and Blaine Bingham, and Buddy and Laura Favero. She has 21 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.