Devani Lawson

Obituary of Devani Layne Lawson

Devani Layne Lawson entered eternal rest January 23, 2022, the same day of her birth in 1989 at 33 years old. She was deeply loved by many and her passing has saddened all those who were lucky enough to have shared her life. Devani spent most of her life as a loved community member of Grand View, Idaho where many of her family and friends are today. She resided in Boise, Idaho at the time of her passing.

Devani is survived by; daughter Harper Jayne Hofer of Mountain Home, Idaho, Mother Heidi (John) Anderson of Boise, Idaho, Father Loren (Rhonda) Lawson of Caldwell, Idaho, Brother Trevor (Ayla) Lawson of Grand View, Idaho and Sisters Amanda Lawson of Afton, Wyoming and Dylann Anderson of Boise, Idaho. Grandparents Nancy Montgomery (Pat Irving) of Garden Valley, Idaho, Tom (Kelley) Phillips of Capitan, New Mexico, and Gary (Jan) Lawson of Grandview, Idaho. She is also survived by many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Preceding her in eternal rest; Grandfather James Montgomery, Great Grandparents Miles and Mary Willcutt, Harry and Yvonne Phillips, Dexter and Jeanette Hemenway and Leo and Iva Lawson, and Cousin Bobby Hughes.

Devani spent her early childhood in Grand View where she was raised with her siblings, cousins, and many close friends. Her family moved to Mountain Home in 1999, where she continued to build life-long friendships while playing basketball and volleyball, attending Jr. High and her sophomore year at Mountain Home High School. The close bonds she developed as a child brought her back to Grand View in 2006 where she attended Rimrock High School, playing basketball and softball, and still bringing mischief and happiness to those around her. She graduated from Rimrock in May of 2007. After graduation, Devani began a career with US Ecology where she worked until 2020. As with everything she did, she excelled in her work and added many to her long list of friends. She brought her beautiful daughter, Harper Jayne, into the world in 2015 and she would say that she is light of her life, her greatest treasure and will forever be the very best part of her. She remained in Grand View until moving to Boise in 2020.

The bonds and kinship that small communities forge last a lifetime, and this defined Devani. She took every opportunity to flourish in the company she kept around her. She enjoyed spending hot, summer days at the lake, listening to music with a carload of people, gathered around a campfire and summer vacations in McCall. She lived for the bonds created in her childhood and thrived when she was connected to them. Devani possessed an enormous heart and quickly endeared herself to everyone she met. So much so that she gained an additional family, where the term “Big Fat Freak” become more endearing than an “I love you”. She had loving, close and very special relationships with her brother, sisters, and Grand View cousins (The Lawson 6), adored her cousins in Emmett (she called them “the boys”) and loved all her family more than they likely know. Her aunts and uncles were all her favorites. She had many nicknames such as, “Dev”, “Ankles”, “Devandoo”, “Angel Devani”, “Big Girl” and most recently, “The Condiment Queen”. She was a fantastic cook and wanted to become a chef. She had a quick wit and extremely funny sense of humor, loved to watch real crime stories, had an amazing and diverse playlist, hated folding laundry and was always excited to spend time with her friends and family. She was fiercely independent and protective, often very stubborn, thoughtful, kind and had a quiet, sweet faith. She was absolutely beautiful inside and out, loved to dance and possessed an amazing smile that lit up the world when she was present. She made us smile and we will miss her every day.

The ceremony to celebrate her life will be held at Rimrock High School, Grand View on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 1:00pm. Services will be facilitated by Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel of Mountain Home, Idaho.

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Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, February 4, 2022
Rimrock High School
39678 Hwy 78
Bruneau, Idaho, United States
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