Beverly Mae Limestahl departed this life May 8, 2014, peacefully at her home. She was 63 years old. She was born April 13, 1951, in Muscatine, Iowa, the first born and only daughter of Clyde Arthur and Nancy Ann (Cartter) Plaskett. Her family lived in many places as her father's work took them to Fostoria, Ohio; Carthage, New York; Ardsley, New York; and then to Wheaton, Illinois. Bev graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1969. She went on to earn a BSN degree from the College of Nursing and Health at the University of Cincinnati in 1973. It was at Cincinnati that Bev met George Russell Limestahl on a blind date arranged by one of George's fellow engineering students. They were married on June 30, 1973, at First United Methodist Church in Glen Ellyn, IL. Bev and George lived in Lexington, Kentucky, until 1974 when they moved to Colorado on a transfer with IBM. Bev's career as a Registered Nurse began at Lexington's Good Samaritan Hospital, then continued briefly at Boulder Memorial Hospital, and concluded at Longmont United Hospital where she cared for patients in the ICU and Telemetry units and taught EKG classes. She left the profession that she loved in 1999 when complications from a surgery prevented her from continuing. Bev managed her insulin-dependent Diabetes well—which she developed at age 15—striving not to allow it to deter her from a rigorous career and enjoyment of life. Bev had a strong Christian faith and was active in a prayer team, bible studies (including those she led in her home and in an outreach to a local assisted living facility), and the pursuit of growing in faith that allowed her to share her "joy of the Lord." She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Bev also enjoyed playing the piano, painting, flower and herb gardening (especially Sweet Peas), feeding and attracting birds and butterflies to the yard, and visiting and reminiscing with family and old friends. She was a cat lover extraordinaire and cared deeply for them, especially littermates BW and The Calico Kid, which she and George adopted as kittens from the Longmont Humane Society. She was preceded in death by her parents. Bev is survived by her husband George of Longmont, two brothers Bert Plaskett (Jan) of Bayport, Minnesota, and Dennis Plaskett (Bobbie) of Bolingbrook, Illinois, her aunt Betty Ziemann, nieces Jackie and Marie, nephew David, and many dear cousins. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 29 th , at Central Presbyterian Church. The Revs. David Barker and Nancy Trumble Fox will officiate. A light lunch will follow the service. Cremation has been performed by Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of memorial contributions, please volunteer some time in Bev's memory to someone enrolled in TRU Community Care, to someone in need of being supported and strengthened in his or her faith, to someone who is hurting, or to the precious animals at the Longmont Humane Society or Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
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Published in Longmont Times-Call on May 14, 2014