Searching for Photo and Obit on a Female WWII Veteran who served in the US Navy WAVES Laverne Ruth P
I am trying to find additional information on a WWII female veteran that was a member of the US. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Her name is Laverne Ruth Peterson (serial # 763-09-95). She was born on 20 May 1923 and was from Chicago, IL. She enlisted in the WAVES on 15 Oct. 1943 and was eventually stationed at Farragut Naval Training Station in Idaho. She died tragically on 26 Oct. 1944 in a fire that raged through one of the barracks. She is apparently buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Chicago.
My goal is to try and find a photo of her. I am hoping that one exists in her obituary in some of the local papers. My Grandmother was in the WAVES and served with Laverne. She was with Laverne that evening of the barracks fire and was the last to see her before the fire started (they suspect a discarded cigarette). My Grandmother barely made it out of the fire herself and ended up being interrogated for 3 days by the Commanding Officer until they were finally satisfied that she had nothing to do with starting the fire. My Grandmother mentioned this particular incident several times over the years and my goal was to learn more about Laverne's tragic death and try to put a face to the name by obtaining a photo. Any help would be much appreciated!!