Lavona Slack

Long time resident and business person Lavona Slack died at her home Sunday, August 25, 2019. She was 92 years old.

Lavona Ellen Graham was born December 30, 1926 in Fannin County near the community of Hudsonville, TX. Her parents were James Mattison Graham and Sarah Addie (McConnell) Graham. In her earlier days, she was a model for Nieman-Marcus. Lavona moved to Estes Park in 1960.

On March 4, 1964 she married Lowell Slack at the Community Church of Estes Park which is now the site of The Old Church Shops in downtown Estes Park. Lavona joined Lowell in running the original Taffy Shop downtown and the two were involved in Estes Park social and civic activities.

The couple traveled extensively throughout the world. Memorable trips were aboard the Queen Elizabeth II and earlier this year to Ireland.

Lavona was preceded in death by Lowell and daughter Thana Kurrle and son in law Buzz Kurrle, her parents, three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her brother Dillard Graham, nephews Tom Wright, Jim Wright, Nolan Graham, Neal Graham and a niece Nila Manning.

Lavona’s life will be celebrated on Sunday September 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at her home at 850 So. St. Vrain Avenue. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #119 in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. See

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