An Obituary: LaVerne B. Underwood

December 13, 2023

LaVerne B. Underwood, 94, passed away peacefully with her three children and a daughter-in-law by her side at Legacy Care in Chelmsford on Nov. 5, 2023.

She was born on July 8, 1929 to C. Dorothy and Raymond Baker in Superior, Wisconsin.

When she was very young, they moved to Dunkirk, NY where she grew up.

In 1951, she met, fell in love, and married Max Underwood. They remained in Dunkirk until 1960. That year, they moved with their three young children to England for four years, where they settled in and made some close friends.

After returning to the U.S., they made Bedford their home where they lived for many years. LaVerne was active in Bedford’s First Church of Christ, Congregational and the Bedford Women’s Club.

LaVerne B. Underwood

She enjoyed reading and was a member of a book club in town. Her greatest joy was her family and before she passed away, she had the opportunity to spend time with two great grandchildren. Her health declined in recent years, but she was happy and everyone remembers her smile.

LaVerne was predeceased by a brother Raymond Baker, her father Raymond Baker, her mother C. Dorothy Baker, and her husband Max, who passed away in 2016.

Survivors include her three children: daughter Janet Fogg and husband Gary, son David Underwood and wife Annie Saint-Pierre, son John Underwood and wife Kirsten as well as six grandchildren: Aaron Fogg, Robin Riordan and husband Rob, Laura Underwood, Kenneth Underwood and wife Laura Buzek, James Underwood and wife Erin, Linda (Mae Fogg) Stauder and husband Luke. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Eleanor and Claire as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial service will be held at the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Rd., Bedford, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27. There will be time during the service for anyone who would like, to share a memory of LaVerne.

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