Alvenia L. Markve

Alvenia L. Markve

Mar 25, 1930 - Jul 10, 2009
Alvenia L. Markve of Riverton died Friday afternoon, July 10, 2009, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 79.

A Celebration of Alvenia’s Life will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Her step-son, Pastor Marty Markve of the First Baptist Church of Deval, Okla, will speak. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

There will be a viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service.

Alvenia Lois Swartz was born in Atwood, Piatt County, Illinois, on March 25, 1930. She was the daughter of Fred and Bessie Viola (White) Swartz. She was graduated from high school in Atwood.

She was a homemaker, having married Thomas Larry Markve in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 24, 1984. They met the first day Thomas moved to Riverton in March of 1978.

The family moved to Riverton from Illinois in 1965.

Mrs. Markve had worked in a casket factory in, Illinois, and, in Riverton, worked for the City of Riverton as a meter reader. Her family said she enjoyed cooking, and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Larry Markve of Riverton; three step-sons, Scott Allen Markve of Gillette, Wyo., his children Robert and Stephanie; Pastor Marty Markve and his wife Laurie of Deval, Okla., their child Taylor Jewel; Mike Markve and his wife Dawn of Vail, Ariz.; their children Garrett Michael and Jordan Nicole; three children from a previous marriage; Randy Fancher of Kinnear; Gary Fancher and wife Barbara of Mesa, Ariz., and Dana Bauers of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; brothers, Donald Swartz and wife Mary Ann of Atwood, Ill., and Leslie Swartz of Decatur, Ill.; sisters, Thelma Harshbarger of Savoy, Ill., and Alberta Crane of Lockhart, Texas; two brother-in-laws; Howard Markve of Silverton, Idaho, James Markve of Griffith, Indiana; two sister-in-laws, Helen Jacobson and husband Richard of Farmers Branch, Texas, Frances Mann and husband Donald of Chickamauga, Georgia; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Lucille and Norma.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.