Gearhart Funeral Home

11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN


Beverly Jean Dorsey

January 6, 1927March 20, 2020

Beverly Jean Dorsey (Blakesley), age 93 of Blaine passed on March 20, 2020. Preceeded in death by husband F. Joseph Dorsey, daughter Mary Good, Sons-in-law: Mike England and William “Tuffy” Evans and granddaughter Sandy Evans. Survived by her children: Linda Evans (Dave Staples), Pat England, Mike Dorsey (Cheryl), Kathy Hahn (Steve), Jodi Jarvela, Sue Curtis (Bob), Eileen Dorsey, Val Anderson (Bob), and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Private burial and a memorial celebration of life will be planned for this summer.


  • Private Family Burial with a Public Memorial at a later date


Beverly Jean Dorsey

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Rosemary Skogen

March 25, 2020

Bev’s picture says it all. Beautiful lady inside and out. Always smiling and so kind. She was a wonderful role model for her family.
Sincere sympathy to her family.
Bev will be missed.

Holly Struss

March 25, 2020

Bev is a type of person that once you meet her, she will never forget you. She always greeted me with that beautiful smile and the biggest hug. She always made me feel so special and treated me like I was part of the family. What a wonderful lady, I am so very grateful for her friendship and love.

Sweet Bev, you will be missed!! I love you.

To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I look forward to celebrating her life with you this summer.

Barbara Sotanski

March 24, 2020

Bev was the kindest person, but she was so much more. I was a wicked child (sorry about the shuffle board stick to the nose Larry LaVigne!). Bev would be the mama bear when I tormented one of her kids. She would give me an earful and a half and the next minute she'd be hugging me tight. God what a gift of love that was!
She was also a hoot! I was so rooting for her when she said she planned to jump from a perfectly good airplane. She was in her 80's at the time. Unfortunately her health wouldn't allow it. I am sure she is free as a bird now, soaring high and watching over us, as she always has.
I miss you, Bev.

Larry LaVigne

March 24, 2020

Bev and my mom spent a lot of time and coffee together back in the day. She was as sweet as they come. Rest in piece, Bev

Cheryl Balego

March 22, 2020

Bev...the sweetest little lady who touched so many. Rest In Peace Bev. Prayers and hugs to the whole family during this difficult time. ❤️Balego and Lange family❤️