Verna Lucille (Rorvik) Lennon

Born: Sun., Jan. 7, 1923
Died: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017


Family to do services at later date


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Verna Lucille Lennon, 94, died Oct. 24, 2017, at the Teton Medical Center, of natural causes. Verna was born Jan. 7, 1923, to Peter and Aurelia Rorvik, in Terry, Montana. She grew up on a wheat farm as an only child. Her only playmate was her Border-Collie, Shep. At an early age Verna took to playing the piano, she was self-taught. She could play any song after hearing it played once, this talent served her throughout her life. Verna played the piano in bands for over 60 years, it was Verna’s wish to be remembered for her music. In 1940, after graduating from high school in Brockway, Montana, Verna moved to Great Falls, Montana to attend business school. She attended school during the day and played piano in local bands at night to support herself. On Feb. 18, 1943, in Great Falls, she married Arnold Dean Mann, together they had five children, before divorcing in Dec. 1961. In March 1962, in Helena, Montana, Verna married Laurence G. Lennon. Verna and Laurence were members of the LDS Church for over 30 years and served a mission together. They were married for 52 years when Laurence passed away on April 27, 2014. They are now reunited in paradise. She is survived by her children, Reid Vernon Mann (Phoenix, AZ), Rod Mann (Ronan, MT), Janice Brown (San Antonio, TX), Kevin Dean Mann (Monterey, CA), two step-children, Alice Hamm (North Dakota), Beverly Hofliger (Missoula, MT), 15 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Verna was proceeded in death by her late husband, Laurence G. Lennon, her daughter, Arlette J. Steed, and her ex-husband Arnold D. Mann. Services will be in the spring of 2018 Condolences can be left on line at www.gorderjensenfuneralhome.com

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Guillory Family
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
To the loved ones of Verna Lennon,

We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concern with your well-being, and his willingness to help you endure this difficult time. (1 Peter 5:7) We pray that God’s promise at Revelation 21:4 will provide you comfort in the days to come. For further comforting thoughts, please visit https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-no3-2016-may/when-a-loved-one-dies/.

The Guillory Family
Covington, LA

Debbie Bersch
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Sorry to hear of her passing, such a sweet Lady. Always a smile never saw her without one. She had such a great spirit it just about jumped into your arms for a hug. She always spoke softly, an angelic voice. I so loved to see her she made everyone feel like they were special.
RIP my friend until we meet again.

Sheila (Nielsen) Kolste
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Dear family,
I am Sterlin Nielsen's daughter. My father played in a dance band with Verna, Joyce Wolgemuth, and Wayne Duncan. Dad is 96, has dementia, and is living in an assisted living facility in Brigham City, Utah. I know he will be unable to express his sympathy so I would like to send condolences. He always spoke so fondly of his days in the dance band. I met Verna and Laurence at my parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Dad was so pleased they had joined the LDS church and served a mission. I believe she is in a better place but her blessing is a cause of sorrow to those left behind. May you feel the comfort of friends, the love of family, and the Lord's compassion, grace, and love.

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