LaVerne Edna Deik Hebert of Kendall Park, NJ concluded a life well lived at the age of 95 as she passed away on January 8, 2019. The youngest of several children by hard working German parents, LaVerne was a lifelong resident of NJ, and is the last of her generation. She is survived by a niece Caroline Bradbury of Vadnais Heights, MN, and nephew William Dodds of Livingston, NJ.
A graduate of the School of Nursing, Presbyterian Hospital LaVerne was trained as a Registered Nurse and worked in the Radiology Department. In 1957 she married Jules Hebert and together they ventured into the printing business purchasing The Copy Cat in Montgomery Township. Upon Jules’ early death, LaVerne took over the company located in Research Park, Princeton and it became LDH Printing. The business thrived under LaVerne’s careful control and strict quality standards. She printed stationery and business cards for hundreds of local businesses and organizations so her connections in the community were wide and varied. LaVerne was known for bringing in young folks to work with her. She served as a role model, demonstrating dedication and the work ethic that she was known for. A scholarship is provided every year to a Montgomery High School student in memory of LaVerne’s husband.
LaVerne was a committed community volunteer serving as the Treasurer of The Rocky Hill Fire Company for decades. She belonged to Soroptimist International and the Present Day Club of Princeton. LaVerne was an original member of the Princeton Medical Center Auxiliary, serving on the board for many years. She ran the coffee and gift shop in the original hospital. LaVerne was best known for her leadership in organizing the White Elephant Rummage Sale which raised significant funds for the hospital and was one of the longest running events in the community, held annually for 100 years.
LaVerne will be missed by many people in our community. Her positive spirit and can-do attitude were an inspiration not to be forgotten. The burial will be private however a Memorial Service will be held in the upcoming months to celebrate the life of LaVerne Hebert, a life well lived.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kendall Park or The Rocky Hill Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1.
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