This web site is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Laverne Jacqueline Roomes, with love. She was always extremely supportive of my writing and of this web site. She always gave me the courage to pursue my dreams. I can honestly say that I would never have written a single word of Khoras if it had not been for her unconditional support.
Laverne J. Roomes was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Erie, Mich. She graduated from college with a degree in teaching and worked as an executive secretary in several different businesses including Alcoa Building Products. In Sidney, Ohio, she raised three sons and was active in bridge clubs, the church and the community. She and her husband John retired to Whidbey Island, Washington in 2000. On Whidbey, she was a member of Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, was active in the Women’s Auxiliary and did volunteer work at the Coupeville Hospital.
She died of complications from leukemia on January 1st, 2004 in Burien, WA. She had been traveling back to Seattle from a family Christmas in Ohio when she became ill on the plane. She was 69 years old. She is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington. I miss her very much.