LaVeda Littlefield, 92, of Copperas Cove died on May 1, 2019 in Temple.
Funeral services were held May 4 at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville. Burial followed at Hillsdale Cemetery.
LaVeda was born on Feb. 15, 1927 to the late George and Nita Mayfield Adamson in southeast Coryell County.
As a young girl growing up in the Depression, she learned to sew, cook and quilt with her mother, and worked alongside her brothers in the fields.
LaVeda attended school in Harman, Pidcoke and Ms. Jackson’s Business School in Lampasas.
After business school, she owned a small grocery store on Key Avenue in Lampasas before marring J.B. Littlefield on Nov. 4, 1950.
They moved to his small ranch in the Harman community where she helped her husband on the ranch. They enjoyed 64 years together, entertaining friends on Friday night with dominoes tournaments and traveling with friends.
LaVeda retired from civil service after 20 years working for DPW Housing Office, where she helped young soldiers find a place to live around the Fort Hood area.
She served her Lord at Midway Church of Christ.
She also served as a director for Coryell County Farm Bureau for many years.
LaVeda was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Ernest “Red” Adamson and Dean Adamson; and a son-inlaw, Kent Bell.
She is survived by her sons, Raymond Littlefield and wife Debbie of Palestine, and Richard Littlefield and wife Christine of Copperas Cove; a daughter, Janice Bell of Temple; five grandchildren, Bradley Bell, Jennifer Garza, Michael Littlefield, Jay Littlefield and Darla Balas; and three greatgrandchildren, Matthew Littlefield, Marissa Littlefield and Ava Littlefield.
Memorials may be made to Hillsdale Cemetery Association, 7701 FM 1690, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.