Obituary Notices and Memorials


LANE, Yvonne Marvel Beery
LANE, Yvonne Marvel (Beery) Yvonne Marvel (Beery) Lane passed from this life on December 12, 2013. She leaves family members to morn her loss; her son George (Charlene) Lane, her daughters Frances Lane, Audrey Nore, grandson Justin (Jessica) Lane and granddaughter Vonnie Nunes (Thomas). Her husband of nearly 69 years, Frank Arthur Lane, preceded her in death January 23, 2008. 'Vonnie' was born June 16, 1922 in Orafino, Nebraska to Lloyd and Marvel Beery in her Grandmother Winger's house. The family came to California in the 'dust bowl' days of the early 1930s, first living in Santa Ana where she went to kindergarten. After her mother got homesick, they moved back to Nebraska, then followed family to Idaho where she attended Priest River High School. They lived near the Pondera River which had a meadow with natural springs. Her Mother hated the cold, so in the Spring of 1938 the family returned to Lancaster to be near family, first living on the corner of Cedar and Avenue I. She met Frank Lane at her grandparents' Mike and Rosa Beery's home. They married February 23, 1939 and first lived on the corner of 10th St W and Ave I in Lancaster where Frank had the first ready mix concrete sand and gravel business, acting as her husband's secretary while raising 3 kids. They moved to the ranch on Avenue L in 1951. She lived in the Antelope Valley for over 75 years. Yvonne was very involved community service organizations in the Antelope Valley for more than 60 years. One of the early clubs she joined and worked very hard in was the Emblem Club. She often picked up cakes to deliver and remembered having to keep the kids' feet out of the cakes in her old station wagon. One of the more important things Yvonne and Frank Lane accomplished was being a part of the committee that brought Quartz Hill High School, the first high school on the west side of the Valley. Other organizations Yvonne was a member of was Rotaryannes, serving as President, Life Member of the Republican Women's Club, Antelope Valley Unit of Pro America since inception, serving as Secretary for over 20 years; and secretary of the Old Timers Association for over 25 years; Children's Hospital Guild; the AV Hospital Guild; Assistance League. Yvonne was on the formation committee for the Western Hotel and she and Frank donated many historical items and photos to the hotel. She was a member of many clubs and organizations. Yvonne and Frank were Grand Marshals of the QH Almond Blossom parade and Yvonne worked on many political campaigns and the Lanes hosted many BBQ's at their family ranch for candidates Phil Wyman, Ed Reineke, Jim Potter, Bill Thomas, Newt Russell, Barry Goldwater, Jr., George Murphy, and Mike Antonovich. Funeral arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Yvonne's memory to 'Halfway to Home' Horse and small animal Rescue, P.O. Box 512, Rosamond, CA 93560 or the Castleton Ranch Horse Rescue, 12103 E. Ave. H, Lancaster, CA 93535. Donations are tax deductible. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of: George Lane, 42220 10th St. W., Ste 101, Lancaster, CA 93534 Or via email to:

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