Obituary of Beverly Love
In Loving Memory of Beverly Love
With heavy hearts and a deep sense of loss, we announce the passing of Beverly Love a remarkable woman who graced this world with her presence for 94 extraordinary years. Beverly left us on August 11, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories.
Beverly was more than a name; she was a beacon of love and strength for her family. As a devoted mother and grandmother, she poured her heart into nurturing her children: Cynthia, John, and Linda, and her grandchildren: Forrest, Megann, Bradley, Anna, and Shawn. Her love extended even further to her great-grandchildren: Celeste, Tallis, and Brynn. She held them all close, sharing in their triumphs and comforting them in their trials.
Her boundless passion for life was truly remarkable. Beverly embraced a colorful array of hobbies, from sewing intricate patterns to capturing the world’s beauty through her drawings and paintings. She found joy in the delicate stitches of a dress and the vibrant strokes of a brush. And no one could forget her legendary adventures in camping and hiking, which often left her family with stories to tell for generations. But perhaps her most unexpected passion was her amateur radio license, which led her to quip, "I do more talking on the radio now than I do on the phone." An Illinois newspaper article about women in amateur radio immortalized her wit and wisdom.
Beverly's heart of service knew no bounds. She was a proud member of the National Executive Housekeepers Association, using her skills to keep things orderly and bright. Her membership in Willowbrook & New Song United Methodist Church reflected her deep faith and unwavering commitment to her community. Her kindness extended beyond these bounds, as she volunteered with the Mesa Public Schools Vo-Tech Program, Interfaith Services Home Companion, and the Westside Food Bank. Her actions spoke volumes about the depth of her compassion.
Her career saw her from the nurturing embrace of a family farm to the heights of housekeeping management. Her drive and dedication are an inspiration to all who knew her. She wasn't just a mother, a grandmother, or a housekeeper – she was a force to be reckoned with.
Beverly's feet drifted to some of the most beautiful corners of our planet. From the majestic landscapes of Sedona and the Grand Canyon in Arizona to the awe-inspiring vistas of Denali Park in Alaska and the tranquil shores of Jackson Lake in Wyoming, she imprinted her adventurous spirit on every place she traveled.
Although Beverly's journey began in rural Illinois, her heart found a home at Sunflower Resort for many precious years. Her ambitions may have begun as a young graduate dreaming of dress design and a happy marriage, but her journey painted a life filled with so much more – a life that touched everyone she met.
Among the tapestry of memories woven with Beverly, her family especially treasures the moments spent volunteering at the Food Bank with Megann. They remember the pride she wore in every Grandma’s shirt and cherish every handmade craft of hers. Her walls, adorned with the smiling faces of her loved ones, stood as a testament to her joy in their presence. Swimming in her pool, walking around her community, and sharing laughter – these simple pleasures became cherished memories etched in the hearts of her family.
Beverly Love, a name that evokes memories of laughter, adventure, and an abundance of love. While we mourn her passing, let us also celebrate the remarkable life she lived. In the embrace of her memory, we find solace; in the echo of her laughter, we find comfort.
Rest in peace, dear Beverly, knowing that your legacy will continue to flourish in the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing you.
In Lieu of flowers please consider donating to these charities below:
St. Mary's Food Bank
Faith Hospice of Arizona