LaVenia Marie WillsJanuary 22, 1932 ~ August 2, 2019 (age 87)
LaVenia Marie Wills died August 2, 2019 in Colorado Springs. She was born January 22, 1932. Shortly after her family traveled to and settled in Colorado Springs. She was raised on 8th St and Colorado Ave., remembering the Fire Department right across the street, and graduated Palmer HS.
She met and married her husband, Samuel L. Wills, December 26, 1953. He was in the Army and they traveled to Germany, then back to Missouri, then back to Colorado Springs. LaVenia called her husband, “Frenchie” for he was a cook. They had three children during this time.
LaVenia enjoyed traveling with her husband until his death in 1997. She liked pottery, bowling, and was an avid reader, loving romance novels, but her love was spending money, going to Cripple Creek and being a BINGO QUEEN!
She is survived by her daughter and husband, Linda & Larry Fincher; grandchildren, Steven L. Christopher Wills, Shawn David Sorenson, Theresa Wolken, Jamie Wills, Katherine Wills and Bo Wills; great grandchildren, Matthew Samuel Wills, Patrick Christopher Sorenson, Joseph David Wills, Rain Marie Sorenson, Andrew James Wills, Taylor Sorenson and Brayden Sorenson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel; her mother, Mildred Longfield; and her two sons, James Wills and Charles Longfield Judkins.