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Beverly Estelle Droubay Phelan Obituary
Beverly Estelle Droubay Phelan
1924 ~ 2013
Born September 26, 1924, Salt Lake City, Utah, to John W and Estelle Bringhurst Droubay. Died April 30, 2013. Married Clayton Miller Phelan February 10, 1943, Boise, Idaho. Three children: Timothy Patrick Phelan, Susan Estelle Phelan Hillman and John Anthony Phelan. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister: John W. Droubay, Jr. (deceased); John Richard (Duke) Droubay (deceased); Kent Doss; Jeffrey Wynn Droubay and Patricia Jane Droubay. Preceded in death by husband Clayton M. Phelan (Mar. 12, 2006), son Timothy Patrick Phelan (Aug. 2, 2006), son John Anthony Phelan (Feb. 25, 1973).
KUED, Salt Lake City, Utah, a PBS station, airs a series called "Mystery." It is hosted by Diana Rigg. Included as a part of this series are several shows named "Inspector Morse." After the last episode of this program in which Inspector Morse dies, and because he was a peculiar man, Diana Rigg quoted the following: "On a day in early spring 1827, an actor stood at the edge of a modest grave and eulogized another white-haired misanthrope, Ludwig van Beethoven. 'He was a human being in the words' fullest meaning. Because he shut himself off from the world, they called him hostile and because he avoided emotion-unfeeling. But when he fled the world, it was because in the depths of his loving heart he found no weapon to resist it. When he withdrew from people, it occurred after he had given them his all and received nothing in return. He remained lonely because he found no other. But until his death, he retained a humane heart toward all people. So he was-so he died-and when he died, we wept.'"
A memorial service will be held for family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Utah Humane Society or any other worthy may be made.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 1 to May 5, 2013
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