Obituary Notices and Memorials


LANEY, Avon Our beloved husband, father and grandpa has been called to the kingdom of the God. Avon Laney (affectionately known at 'Pa') was born July 13, 1924, and left us on November 2, 2012. His disease of Alzheimers disease was long and painful for him and his family. Avon lived in the Antelope Valley for 56 years. He was heavily involved in sports as a participant, coach and mentor. He was an activities director in the Navy where he developed his passion for fast-pitch softball as a pitcher, which he played for many years. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He became involved in Little League with his son Duff (who preceded him in death). Then came pony league and high school sports. It was hard not to see him at many high school sporting events in the 60s, 70s and 80s, supporting his son and grandsons. As many of the friends of his children expressed, '...He was really like a dad to us all, even though I havent seen him in years there was never a time that I didnt think of him...' Avon ended his own baseball career in 1991, when he broke his finger playing slow-pitch softball. However this did not end his passion for sports, he just started playing golf. Leaving to grieve is his wife Diane Laney, and the children of 'his' and 'her' families; Jill Weldy, Kim Laney, Lisa Botte, Michael Lukas, Cindy Lukas Thomas, Mark Lukas. Avon has numerous grandchildren, and was a great-grandfather on 3 occasions. The family wants to thank Procare Hospice for their love and attention. Also thanks to DJs Care Home #2 where Avon resided the past 7 months. The girls at the home Hazel, Xiomara and Lolita loved 'Pa' very much and gave excellent care, as did the owners of the home Don Conception and wife Suzette. Our thanks and love to all of them. Per request, no services will be held. Remember Avon in your memories with respect, love and blessings. The family of Avon Laney

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