LaVera Cecelia Nez, 88, passed away on Feb. 23, 2018. The daughter of Benjamin and Josephine (Pourier) Janis. LaVera was born June 6, 1929, in Porcupine, S.D. LaVera was a retired LPN. She had been a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Norman, Okla., for 5 years. LaVera loved crocheting doilies and afghans, sewing, beading and making quilts. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed westerns. LaVera also liked to watch westerns on TV as well as mysteries. She is survived by her children, Jarol Nez, Gale Nez, Janet Nez, Janice Nez, Glenn Nez and wife, Christina; grandchildren, Stacy Wade and wife, Stacey, Jeremiah Nez and wife, Stacy and Josh Nez; great grandchildren, Megan Nez, Isaiah Nez, Zaden Nez and Aiyanna Nez. LaVera is preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Nez; sister, Myrtle Ash; and brothers, Emmett Janis and Floyd Janis. Graveside Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11 a.m., at Moore Cemetery, Moore, Okla. Services are under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home.