Beverly Ann LaGrone

Beverly Ann LaGrone
Beverly Ann LaGrone

Beverly Ann LaGrone, 80, of Amarillo, TX died Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Beverly was born on September 10, 1939, in Graham, Texas, to Ottis Vaughn Koen and Margaret Branch Koen.  She passed away on May 3, 2020, at her home in Amarillo.  She will be buried on May 7th in Shreveport, Louisiana, next to her husband Murlyon D. (“M.D.”) LaGrone.

Beverly grew up in Austin, Texas, where she graduated from Austin High School and The University of Texas at Austin in Plan II.  She was employed by the Social Security Administration for over 45 years.

In 1974, Beverly married M.D. LaGrone.  They were married for 36 years, until M.D. passed away in 2010.  They resided in Amarillo.

Beverly volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels and she was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution.  One of her greatest pleasures was as a member of the PEO Chapter CV.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Billy V. Koen and his wife Deanne of Austin; her nephews Kent Koen his wife Jennifer and their children Bailey and Vaughn of Austin and Douglas Koen and his wife Sarah and their children Brady and Kennedy of Austin.  Upon marrying M.D., Beverly became stepmother to Gayle Fabra and the late Daniel LaGrone, and grandmother to eight step grandchildren.  She is also survived by Gayle Fabra, her eight step-grandchildren and their families.

Beverly was especially fond of the Visiting Angels of Amarillo and the family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful love and care they provided.

There will be no service at this time.  The family hopes to have a memorial service at a later date in Amarillo.

Memorial donations may be made to the:

M.D. and Bev LaGrone Scholarship Fund
Amarillo College Foundation
P.O. Box 447
Amarillo, Texas 79178



4 Replies to “Beverly Ann LaGrone”

  1. I remember working with Bev for many years. I had the pleasure of sitting next to her. She will be missed.

  2. Bev was a loyal and very close friend, for almost seventy years.
    We lived close to each other, attended the same church, same
    schools, etc. We even pledged the same college sorority. We were in each others’ weddings, and through the years, shared many joys, as well as tears.
    My family and I have enjoyed many good times together, and will miss her!!!!
    God rest her soul, and may light perpetual shine upon her.

  3. I loved taking care of Bev. I was her visiting angel for a little over a year. I enjoyed her telling me stories and listening to mine. She was a class act. She will truly be missed.

  4. I will always carry the best memories of baking fudge pies around thanksgiving. You were such an incredible and caring woman who will be missed dearly. Love you Banny.

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