SAN ANTONIO, Texas - LaVonne June (Baker) James was born June 29, 1930, to Everett and Nellie (Thompson) Baker in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised in Dunlap and graduated from the Dunlap High School. On September 28, 1947, LaVonne was united in marriage to Howard James. The couple made their home on a farm near Woodbine, Iowa and were blessed with the birth of four children, Dave, Anita, Bill, and Donn. The family relocated to Somers, Iowa where for over 40 years LaVonne helped in the endeavors of the family farm and was active in many church and community organizations before retiring to the warm south of Rio Hondo, Texas and later living in San Antonio with her son and daughter-in-law before moving to the Amber Oaks Assisted Living Center.