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Juanita (Daily) Dever
April 27, 1939 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Juanita Daily Dever, left this earth on December 2nd of 2023 at 84 years of age. Juanita was an adored mother, wife, memaw, friend, neighbor, and soul. Juanita was vibrant and so full of life. She was born and raised here in Louisville, Kentucky by her beloved mother Betty Daily. The two were inseparable and had a beautiful bond. Juanita was always driven and always boasted that she began working at 13 years old because of her math and accounting skills. Juanita attended Manual High School, and grew up in the Highland Park neighborhood. She always reminisced about the wonders of growing up in this close-knit community. Juanita met her lifetime friends here, a group she would lovingly call “potluck”, which has maintained more than 70 years of beautiful friendship. Juanita married her love, the deceased Lonnie Louis Dever in 1956. The two had a vibrant 50 year long marriage. Juanita and Lonnie had three kids; Mark, Mona, and Karen. As a family they enjoyed summers boating on the lake, cruises, family dinners, and band competitions. Juanita was the ultimate mom, cheerleader, and supporter to her family. She loved spending time with her family and was known as everyone’s second mom. When Lonnie and Juanita retired, they enjoyed traveling to Phoenix, Arizona and seeing the American Southwest with their friends. She loved to collect rocks and shells and was always carrying around a new treasure in her always full purse. Although she loved her family, she dreamed of learning more about geology and archeology, hence the reason her home always displayed an array of shells and rocks. This devotion to her family continued when she became a grandmother to her four best girls; Whitney, Brooke, Isabella, and Danielle. Each grandaughter had a unique bond with their memaw. She took them shopping, she cooked pancakes, she learned to text and Facetime, she watched every swim meet and cheer competition, but most of all, she showed them an infinite amount of love. Memaw never failed to show her love for those around her. There was always a card on every birthday and always a warm pot of veggie soup to eat at her home. Her hugs, her warm laugh, and her scent of Coco Chanel perfume will forever be cherished by her family and friends. She is known as the most kind, funny, loving, and warm human amongst her friends, family, and anyone else who met her. She was so easy to love and was loved by so, so many. Juanita is survived by her two daughters Karen and Mona and their children Whitney, Brooke, Isabella, and Danielle. In addition to them, she just welcomed and loved her first great-grand baby Graham William Link. She adored his red hair and sweet giggles and always called him “my baby”. Additionally, she is survived by Dennis Prater, her nephew and his family Betty Prater, and Bridgette Prater. Juanita is also survived by her incredible potluck group of friends; Betsey and Ronnie Davis, Donnise and Moe Harris, Jerry Link, and Paul Nato. They group was inseparable and she loved them very much.
memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/donate/aha or breast cancer https://donate.cancer.org/breast-cancer.