Beverly Rose Bekker|
March 5, 1933 ~ July 8, 2013
Beverly Rose Bekker, daughter of George Bekker and LaVerne Rose, and stepdaughter of Wesley Warfield, died July 8, 2013. Beverly was born March 5, 1933 in Logan, Utah. She grew up in Alameda, California and lived in Germany, Missouri, Nevada and for the last 40 years was a resident of Orem, Utah.
Beverly graduated with a master's degree in Social Work and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and for many years worked with the adoption program of LDS Social Services, counseling with birth mothers and assisting in the adoption placement of many children. After retirement, she served a mission for the LDS Church in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Her recent service has been in the temple, Family History Center, and as coordinator for food donations for the homeless.
Beverly discovered early in her life that she had artistic talent and produced many wonderful paintings. Camping and traveling were two of her favorite pastimes and together with her brother and sister-in-law spent some satisfying days at the Timpooneke Campground in American Fork Canyon and traveling in Europe, Israel and Alaska.
Beverly is survived by a daughter, Karyn Lynn Allred of Wellington, NV, a son, Daryl Evan (Christina) Allred also of Wellington, a daughter, Denise Rae Goldsmith (John Endo) of Las Vegas, NV, a brother, Lee DeMoyne Bekker (Pearl Ann) of Orem, and by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dahl George Bekker.
Funeral services will be held Saturday July 13th at 11 a.m. at the Grandview 10th Ward Chapel, 1600 North 1880 West in Provo, Utah. Visitation is scheduled on Friday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S. State St. in Orem and at the ward chapel on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Utah.
Beverly's family is very appreciative of the medical expertise and compassionate attention by the staff of Timpanogos Hospital and of Utah County Specialty Hospital.
Published in Deseret News on July 10, 2013