Beverly Sue Holmes
1938 - 2021
Merit Memorial
12801 N Stemmons Fwy
Farmers Branch, TX
Memorial Gathering
Aug, 12 2021
Elliott Hall
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Beverly Holmes went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 22, 2021. She was a fourth generation Texan born in Hale Center, Texas to Warner and Louise Hagood on November 5, 1938.

Bebe, as her grandchildren called her, loved the Lord, though she did not remember when she became a Christian. As a young child she knew the words in the song she sang, ""Jesus Loves Me,"" were not just words in a song, they were true. She had an innate total trust in the Lord from early in her life, with an extremely joyful attitude regardless of the circumstances.

In her teens she met and married, Bob Holmes, some 65+ years ago. She graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, and attended Texas Tech University. She is survived by their three children and spouses: Robert H. Holmes II, Lubbock; Kim Himes and husband Don, Trophy Club, & Michael C. Holmes and wife Garnett, Dallas; and six grandchildren Hunter, Graham, Helen, Andrew, Taylor and Parker, all of whom she adored and who will miss her love, kindness, French toast and ""gorilla cheese"" sandwiches; a yeller dog, Boomer, who will miss her daily treats; and Bob who will miss her entirely.

Bebe set her priorities early, God first, family second, and civic responsibilities third. She had many loyal, loving friends, and always loved making new ones. She never met a stranger and rarely left a function of any sort that she did not have a new friend or two.

In her church, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Bebe served most recently as a Deacon, and in many positions before that. She was active in HPPC Women of the Church, and in the New Members classes, which she particularly enjoyed.

Bebe's charity work began with the Red Cross at the age of 13. When delivering ""needs"" from the Red Cross a newspaper reporter captured her photo and placed it on the front page of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, with the caption: Who is This Young Lady? She stated, you do not need my name, people working charity should work anonymously.

Bebe never wavered from that commitment. Trained in her young 20's in the Junior League, she continued to work tirelessly with charities who she believed needed her help the most, the ""lesser charities"" she called them, not because they were of lesser need or had less of an impact on society, but because they had less ""prestige"" in the charity world at that time. Known as a joyful peacemaker with extraordinary organization and delegation skills, she loved working with other volunteers, and shunned publicity in favor of her benefactors and the beneficiaries of the charities for which she was working, believing in the ""us theory"" she strived to form cohesive groups that could carry on the organization after she moved on.

Over the years, she served numerous organizations, including: The Junior League of Dallas; Senior Citizen Craft Fair of Dallas (now Senior Source); The Junior League of Dallas Garden Club; Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Dallas Symphony Orchestra League; Dallas Opera; Women's Board Dallas Opera; Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society; Women's Council of DABS; Alzheimer's Association of Dallas; AWARE; Dallas Lawyer's Auxiliary; DLA Foundation; Highland Park PTA; Yellow Rose Gala Foundation; Eye Ball; and TACA. She received the Distinguished Woman's Award from Northwood University Board of Trustees in 1990; and was given a Life Membership from the Texas Congress of PTA in 1979.

Bebe and Bob were life-long best friends and soul mates. They were together constantly. In their early years of marriage, Bebe followed Bob on the National Outboard Association racing circuit, where she was a favorite in the ""pits."" While the two traveled throughout their lives, Bebe loved the simple pleasures of Possum Kingdom Lake. Bebe and Bob also had many adventures. Bebe became a hunter, sometimes golfer, tennis player, water skier, snow skier and whatever else she and Bob could do together. But her love was Bridge. Bebe was a consummate player, excelling after starting in college. In recent years, she played every week with her ""Monday Bridge Girls"" - Joyce, Jane, Dorothy, Mary V. and Sharon. Of course, she also taught Bob how to play, and the two would play with other couples regularly.

In addition to the family mentioned above, Bebe is survived by her brother Bobby Hagood and sister Karen Justice, Lubbock; sister-in-law Tonya Hagood, Dallas; cousin Diane Scovell, Dallas; sisters-in-law Ginalu Hamilton and Tanya Pakan and their husbands Burns and Sam, Lubbock and Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by an infant son, Robert H. Holmes, Jr.; her brother, Ronald D. Hagood and her parents.

Special thanks goes to Dr. Stephen L. Leach, Dr. J. Herbert Zeh, III & their teams at the UTSW and Dr. Brandon G. Smaglo & his team at UTMDA whose expert care and medical advice extended Bebe's life and gave her comfort in her last months.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the sanctuary of Highland Park Presbyterian Church on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 3:30 p.m., with a reception to follow in Elliott Hall.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS TO: Bebe's Fund, The Foundation at Highland Park Church, 3821 University Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75205 or The Dallas Woman's Club, 7000 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225.
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Published by Dallas Morning News from Jun. 27 to Aug. 8, 2021.
Memorial Gathering
Elliott Hall
, TX
Celebration of Life
Highland Park Presbyterian Church
, TX
Funeral services provided by:
Merit Memorial
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My condolences to all of Beverly´s wonderful family. The world has lost a very special lady. I worked closely with Beverly on a Northwood gala and other events. She was such fun to be with and really knew how to get things done.
Barbara Boettigheimer
July 15, 2021
My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your beloved memories and God's promise to see our loved ones who have passed away in death once again. 1st Thessalonians 4:13&14
July 8, 2021
My condolences prayers and love go out you and your family Amen
Gregory Mcgill
June 27, 2021
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