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Beverly Ledbetter


1931 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Beverly Ledbetter Obituary
Beverly Ledbetter was born on a sunny day, on Nov. 23, 1931. She was blessed with a kind spirit, endless curiosity, and sense of fairness for all, and embodied these her entire life. She passed on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2017 at 86.
Born in Colorado, she lived her whole life in small towns in Idaho and Montana, and was pleased to call Blackfoot her home since 1969. Rest in peace, Beverly, mom.
The love of her life, husband A.J. Ledbetter, preceded her in passing in 2001. The two enjoyed trailer camping and exploring back roads across the West, and frequented campgrounds throughout Idaho to relax, stare at campfires, and appreciate the sweet smell of sage and pine.
Throughout their lives together, they also made annual pilgrimages to their favorite beaches, campsites, and fish houses along the Oregon Coast.
Beverly's recipe for clam chowder evolved accordingly over the years, and became so extraordinary that it remains under lock and key to this day.
She was creative in her hobbies, and was an accomplished oil painter, private pilot, chaos gardener, and social media enthusiast.
Her eagle-eye at spotting asparagus patches along the ditch banks throughout Bingham County was legendary, and yielded sizeable, tasty cuttings every spring.
The ditches and spears will miss her. She worked at and managed the State Liquor Dispensary in Blackfoot for many years, and volunteered and worked at the Blackfoot Library in retirement.
Her family and friends meant everything to her, and she was remarkable in keeping in touch and relaying news of each to others.
She used a wheelchair in her later years and delighted in visits from her friends, caregivers, and family, all of who helped her remain in her home until her last day. May we all be so blessed!
Her family is especially grateful for the kindness of her friends and caregivers, and again wishes to thank each and every one.
The void she leaves is immeasurable, but we all have our favorite memories, stories, and fun "Bev-isms" to console us as we laugh, cry, and laugh again as we remember her.
She is survived by daughter Lynn (John) Livingston of Boise; and son Lane (Katherine Kerby) Ledbetter of Denver; grandsons Chris Ledbetter of Essex, Maryland; Kelly (Desirae) Burlile of Boise; and Cory (Janet McFarland) Burlile of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; great granddaughters Megan Lanclos of Waterlily, NC, Morgan Ledbetter of Essex; Ruby Burlile of Wheat Ridge; and Lilly Burlile of Boise; and great-great grandson Uriah Lanclos of Waterlily, NC. She is also survived by brothers Melvin (Doris) Carpenter of Reno, NV, Bill (Sylvia) Carpenter of Ennis Mont.; sister Patricia (Marty) Galvin, of Middleton, Idaho, and their families.
A life celebration gathering will be scheduled later this spring, and a family scattering of ashes will take place later this year along the Oregon Coast near Depot Bay.
Cremation services are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave, Blackfoot, ID 83221. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Blackfoot Library.
Published in The Morning News on Jan. 17, 2018
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