Beverly M. (Dion) ADAMS

Was Welcomed Home to Her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 17th Bev was born on May 28, 1930. She grew up in the Como Park area, attending both the Cathedral of St. Paul and St. Andrew's Grade Schools, and St. Agnes High School, graduating in 1948. She married her sweetheart James Robert Adams on January 26, 1952. After starting and growing their family in Roseville, and then moving to West St. Paul, Bev stayed active in the parish of St. Michael's Catholic Church throughout the 60's and 70's, raising seven children with her husband Jim. Bev enjoyed homemaking for her family where she excelled at cooking wonderful meals, being especially proud of her spaghetti and meatballs. She loved being with family, entertaining company, lunching with her girlfriends, and especially taking trips to Duluth with Jim. She enjoyed her various retail jobs througout her life, working (and shopping) at her favorites Macy's and Herbergers. Bev was a beautiful woman who enjoyed dressing for the occasion, with her style and taste being remarkable. Her volunteer work at church and school set the example and value of giving back to not only her extended family, but many others. Her favorite was St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, where Bev volunteered in the women's auxiliary. Bev was a consistent example of faith, family, food, friends, and fun her entire life. She continued praying the rosary, right up until her passing with her rosary in hand. Her love and devotion to God was an amazing example to the many who knew her best, as she lived One Day at a Time . Her open arms, smile, and enthusiasm for those around her will be deeply missed. Bev was preceded in death by parents Art & Grace Dion; infant son Nicholas; and beloved son John Michael. She is survived by Jim, her devoted husband and instrumental caregiver of nearly 61 years; children Jay (Nancy), Jeff, Mary Jo (Larry) Grabau, Cindy (Don) Bauerfeld, Joseph (Tina), and Andrea (Tom Erickson). She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, whom she loved so dearly; sisters Jean (Ron) Gallati and Kathy (Sam) Ciresi; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Rest in peace Bev, and hugs from all of us to John. Thank you for the love, laughter, and memories you gave each of us— we will hold you in our hearts forever. Visitation 4-8PM, Wednesday at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 235 Wentworth Ave W, West St. Paul. Mass of Christian burial 11AM Thursday at the Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Ave, West St. Paul, with visitation one hour before the service. Memorials preferred to the , Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), or donor's choice.


Funeral Home

Willwerscheid Funeral Home
 St. Paul, MN
(651) 228-1006

Published in Pioneer Press from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2013