Richard W. Bevens (1937 - 2018)

  • "RIP"
  • "Sorry for your loss and grief; may the promise at John 6:40..."
  • "We were so sorry to hear of Dick's passing.Dale played..."
    - jennifer schmitz
  • "Vickie and family, our heartfelt message comes to you all,..."
  • "Dick was a funny, smart and hard working guy. I am really..."
    - John DeCherney

On Monday, June 11th, Richard "Dick" W. Bevens took his last "walk" on Nye Beach while being held in the arms of his wife Vickie & his daughters Kathleen and Kenna. From his hometown of Newport, Oregon, he joined his parents Harold & Jane Bevens, & his brother Kenneth (Ken) for a long awaited reunion w/family & friends in Heaven.

Dick was born July 20, 1937 in a little white house on High Street. His parents owned Nye Beach Market in the 40's thru early 1960's. His childhood was filled w/ swimming at the "Nat", where he became a junior lifeguard when he wasn't diving from the rafters. He played in the sand dunes & swam in the Ocean w/his dog "Pete". Dick played baseball & loved family trips to Siltcoos Lake Water Lilly Cabins. Dick attended school in what is now Newport City Hall. He played trumpet w/HS Marching Band at 10 yrs old. He was Sr. Class President & played trumpet w/ Newport Dance Band. His class was 1st to graduate from the new HS in 55.

He attended Christian Church w/Grandma Edwards, was a Demolay leader, & played every sport! Dick graduated in 60 from Oregon State "College" (now OSU) & was definitely a Beaver Believer as well as a Fraternity Brother of DU. He served his Country (Army) & worked for Chevron in Oregon, Washington & Alaska where he spent 30 yrs. working for The Alaska Pipeline/ Bechtel; North Pole Refinery; Big 3 Lincoln Welding; Sourdough Fuel, White Pass Alaska & Petro Marine during his years in Fairbanks, Ketchikan & Juneau. But Newport was calling him home & in 2004 he & his wife, Vickie became the owners of "Bevens Market & Deli" until 2014 when, because of health, Dick decided to finally retire.

This outgoing, funny, gentle soul was loved by many family & friends. He was a positive influence to all in his life & was well loved by many, especially his wife, Vickie & his children: Lorene Palmer, John Bevens, Beth (Jeremy) Richards, Brenda (Eric) Weber, Kathleen Bevens, and Kenna Bevens (Scotty); and grandchildren, Katherine (Reise) Weyner; Max Tamillo, Jake Tamillo & Lacey Weber.

Dick was diagnosed w/cancer in 2009. He never gave up, never complained & kept believing in hope & faith. When treatments stopped he said, "I don't want to look like I am not trying"- that was something he never did; but it was time to rest. Each of his kids visited. His youngest daughters arrived June 9th; he opened his eyes, hugged them & told them he loved them. He had waited for them. Dick's family shared memories & love w/him. Then let him know it was okay to go.. he listened.. at rest & at peace at last.

Dick was a good man, a kind & easy going man who loved sports, 55 Chevys, Trumpets; Bowling, Eddyville Family Reunions & especially his wife & children. He is now at the best reunion of all! We miss him so very much but he is watching over us & we will see him again-we believe that for sure.

He was laid to rest June 15; a Celebration of Life at Bateman Funeral Home will be held July 21 @1:30.
So loved & missed...
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Published in The Juneau Empire from June 30 to July 29, 2018
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