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Mrs. Beverly Hankins Baum of Port Angeles passed away after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease on January 14, 2014. She passed in her home surrounded by the love of her family.
She was born to Hugh Harlow Hankins and Frances Margaret (Cornes) Hankins in Bremerton, Washington, on September 17, 1930. Her family moved to Port Angeles shortly thereafter.
She graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1948 and went on to attend Central Washington University.
Beverly worked at Hankins Fashion Center until 1972, then for the Alaska Pipeline as a bookkeeper in the early 1980s and finally with the May Company in Oceanside, California.
After Alaska, she moved with her husband, Larry, to Mexico City for a year, then Phoenix, Arizona, and Oceanside before the pair retired to Port Angeles in 1984.
She belonged to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, the Masonic and Elks lodges; was a Soroptimist; and enjoyed spending time with the Port Angeles Garden Club.
Her passing has reunited her with husband, Lawrence "Larry" Baum, who passed in 1994; and her parents.
She leaves behind her sons, Kenneth (Mary) Reynolds of Port Angeles and George (Kay) Reynolds of Eatonville, Washington; and daughters Pamela Reynolds Curry of Seattle, Washington, and Debra Reynolds of Bend, Oregon. She is also survived by her brother, Hugh Arthur Hankins of Arizona; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will take place Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 510 East Park Avenue in Port Angeles.
Memorial contributions in her honor can be directed to either Olympic Community Action Programs Encore, www2.olycap.org/Donations.php, or St. Andrew's, http://standrewpa.org/home.php.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Jan. 26, 2014