MENTONE Beverly Jean Hanson, age 65, of Mentone, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, in Odessa, TX. She was born March 30, 1947, in Pecos, TX, to Thornton and Wanema (Williams) Hopper. |
Beverly loved people! She never met a stranger and would stop and talk to anyone who would strike up a conversation with her. While working at the courthouse as the county clerk, for approximately 18 years, many times, Beverly found herself engaged in lively conversations of the current events, as well as personal events that were taking place in the lives of the people of Mentone. She was a great storyteller. Her stories were always enjoyable and very eventful. Many of them would be hard to believe if you didn't know they were true. She was an avid shopper! She never left an aisle untraveled for fear of missing a bargain she couldn't live without. Her newest love and admiration was for her great nephew, Jax. She always wanted an update on him. What new things was he learning and doing and do you know when he will be back in town to visit? She loved him dearly and couldn't wait to spoil him. She was looking forward to some new adventures in her life, when she came up against the battle of her life. She beat breast cancer and lived with diabetes for years. This final battle was beyond what her body could overcome. She fought a courageous battle to the end. We love and miss her beyond words, but know she is healed and watching over her friends and family from heaven.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her brother, Harlan Hopper of Mentone, TX; one sister, Becky Hill and husband Larry of Kermit, TX; two nephews, Derek Hill and wife Crystal and Lance Hill; one niece, Shatana Groomer; one great-nephew, Jax Hill; one uncle, Bill Hopper; and one aunt, Wadonna Groomer and husband Harold.
She was preceded in death by Thornton and Wanema Hopper.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX, with Brother Bill Campbell officiating. Pallbearers will be Derek Hill, Lance Hill, Kevin Hicks, Cody Birden, Joey Greene, and Skeet Jones. Honorary Pallbearers will be Toby Morton and Doyle Pendleton. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be sent at fs-fp.com.
Published in Odessa American on Dec. 13, 2012