Lavonne Ruth Whelchel Frank, 96, of Billings, joined our Heavenly Father on October 23, 2019.  Lavonne was born on August 27, 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the second of 13 children born to Irvin and Rose Newton Whelchel.  Lavonne joined the U.S. Navy following high school graduation and was honorably discharged as Seaman 1st Class on February 16, 1946.  Following her military service, she had two children.  Lavonne worked as a teacher at Community Daycare until she retired.  She was a very energetic lady who loved and embraced life.  She went on to work at Family Services until her health forced her to stop working.  Lavonne passed away Tuesday October 23 at Parkview Care Center.

Lavonne is survived by her son Barry Dagleish of Sioux City, IA, daughter Marjorie (Richard) Romero, Jr. of Billings, and 5 sisters and 2 brothers, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and graveside service will be held at 12 P.M. Friday November 1, 2019 at Yellowstone National Cemetery.