Beverly Ann Johnson was born on September 26, 1936 in Bridgeport, Nebraska to Carl Becker and Helen Blitz. She passed away on November 14, 2023 of a stroke at the age of 87. She bequeathed her body to scientific studies to help others. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 19th, 2023 at Calvary Baptist Church.
Beverly graduated from Fort Morgan H.S. in Colorado. She continued her education at Longmont Bible College in Colorado to pursue a degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on education. Her goal was to be a missionary. Her first job after college was teaching at a one-room school house near Casper, Wyoming. While at the school, she lived in an airstream camper during the week. This is where she prepared lessons for her students that were grades K-6.
She met her future husband when she went back to the district to collect her paycheck. Monte was a new hire to teach Math. Beverly was asked to give him a tour of the school. The stars aligned for Monte, he thought about her the whole summer. The following school year, Monte asked her to a football game. The rest is history and they were married in December 1962. Her life changed for pursuing missionary work to becoming a mother and wife. She really enjoyed the roles of maintaining a household. She was an avid sewer, cook, and cleaner. While doing all of this, she still made time to be involved in the church, whether it be teaching Sunday school, vacation bible school, typing the Sunday bulletin, getting communion ready, cleaning, and helping where she could. Her faith in God never wavered, she was the backbone of faith for the family. She was strongly bonded with both sides of relatives and always kept in touch through family reunions. They never left her thoughts and prayers. She was dedicated and loving to all her were blessed to be in her life, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved with everything she had.
Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, Carl (Helen) Becker; husband, Monte; siblings, Anna Horan and Sharrel Walter; and great-nephew, Nash Riter.
She is survived by her children, Mike (Cindy) Johnson, Kati (Gary Potter) Brink, and Jack Horan; siblings, Bob (Renae) Becker and Debra (William) Riter; grandchildren, Ross, Carson, and Trey Brink, Zoey and Josh Horan, and Zack McFarland; and great-granddaughter, Aurora Wertish.
In leu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Quiet Oaks Hospice Home in her name.
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