Obituary of Leverna Garoutte

Leverna Louise Garoutte

Sept 7, 1946 – Feb. 8, 2021, born in Brooklyn New York she moved at a young age to Wyandanch on Long Island and passed away in her home in Oak Hills, CA.

She is survived by her husband Michael Garoutte and 3 adult children Gregg Higgins and wife Allie Higgins, Gary Higgins and wife Sandy Higgins, Geniece Higgins and spouse Diego Torices, and stepson Jeff Garoutte.

Grand Children: Matthew Higgins, Josh Higgins, Tim (Bethany) Higgins, Isabel Higgins, Claira Higgins, Cade Higgins, Reed Garoutte, Ariel Garoutte, and Great Grandson Milton Garoutte.


She was very adventurous. She enjoyed hot air ballooning, traveling to various places including Hawaii, Germany and Austria.  She spent numerous months in her RV in Fort Scott Kansas to be with her family here. She rode dirt bikes, went camping, fishing, bowled in a league, did line dancing and was a proud member of the Spring Valley Lake Red Hat Ladies. Her adventurous spirit rubbed off on those who were lucky enough to know her.


She was a gentle lady with strong opinions on most topics and would argue the Yin and Yang of those topics with any and all of us. She loved harder than she fought. She was in constant communication with everyone in her life. Family and friends could never doubt how much she loved them and she lived for that love that was returned.


She was a big personality with a big heart who left a lasting impression and she will be sorely missed.

2 thoughts on “Obituary of Leverna Garoutte”

  1. Leverna will be dearly missed! We always enjoyed the time we got to spend with her and her husband Mike. We always felt like part of her family when they would stay at our lake when they would come visit Kansas. She is dearly missed!
    You have our hearts!
    Christy, Randy and the McAfee Girls
    Lake Frances
    Redfield, KS

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