September 13, 1932 – November 12, 2020
On Thursday, November 12 Beverly Jean Reid passed away peacefully with her son Norm and his wife Barb by her bedside at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. Beverly was predeceased by her husband (of 65 years) Sherwood; her parents Neal and Emma Martin and her sister Bobbie Secoy (Ben).
She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her son, Norman (Barb); daughter Ida Mohler and daughter Barb Mahon (Erich Streckenbach); and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; her brother Neal Martin; sister-in-law Maggie (Ralph) Eslinger; cousins and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Beverly was born in Madera, California on September 13, 1932 and graduated from Shasta High in Redding, California. She married her high school sweetheart Sherwood on December 2, 1950 at his family’s small homestead in Palo Cedro, California.
Her son, Norm was born in 1952, followed by two daughters, Ida in 1954 and Barbara in 1955. Beverly and Sherwood operated a dairy farm in southern California during their early years. In 1966, the family moved to Williams Lake after visiting Sherwood’s parents, Rod and Jeanne Reid on the YS Ranch near 150 Mile House.
Beverly was an accountant and Administrative Assistant for a quite a number of years. Although she enjoyed working in the community over the years her real passions were fishing; painting; cooking & baking.
She took great delight in making tasty jams, pickles, relishes and chutneys for family and friends. Quilting was a favoured pastime. She made many quilts for local charities, churches and extended family. She enjoyed blessing others with these special homemade gifts. Each quilt was stitched with love; they will be treasured for years to come.
For over two decades she was quite involved with Meals on Wheels; Women’s Institute; Beverly also assisted with weekly Bible Studies at Cariboo Lodge; Deni House and Williams Lake Seniors Village. Beverly was an active and very talented member of the Cariboo Art Society for many years.
The family would like to express special thanks to Winnifred Oliver; Verna Dennis and Marilyn Branscombe for their faithful friendships to Mom over the years. Special thanks to Dr. G. Radhi and the health care team, your care and kindness was deeply appreciated.
Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.”In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3 NKJV Bible Reading
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