Beverly Jean Orr
August 10, 1957 – January 8, 2020
Beverly Jean Orr-Nicholson (62) of Nespelem, Washington passed away in Grand Coulee, Washington Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020. Beverly was born on Saturday, August 10, 1957 in Spokane, Washington into the home of Jimmy & Marlene Wynne-Orr. Beverly attended Lake Roosevelt High School in Coulee Dam, Washington and to say that she was an active student there would be an understatement…she was a Cheerleader, member of the Drill Team, Indian Club, Volleyball Team and Basketball Team to name a few of her activities before graduating in 1975. She also studied at Eastern Washington University and served as a Probate Specialist at BIA Realty/Probate for eighteen years. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Beverly Jean Orr married D. Dexter Nicholson in Nespelem, Washington. Beverly enjoyed listening to music, especially old time Rock & Roll including Elvis Presley and Country. She also loved going to Coulee Dam Casino, where in April of 2019 she won a classic bright yellow Dodge Challenger; but Bev’s greatest love was time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, “She was a great Grandma!” Predeceased by both of her parents and her step-dad: Miles “Bud” Peone; Beverly’s legacy lives on through her husband and life’s partner: Dexter Nicholson; children: Melissa Louie, Cassandra Waters (Austin Rosenbaum) and Angel Pakootas; grandchildren: Konner Mathias, Jalisa Harris, Jace Armstrong and Silver Armstrong; sisters: Cheryl Orr (Vern Ford) and Marnito Parr (Sam); her best friend: J.P. Pakootas as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Beverly’s dressing took place at 2:00pm, Friday, January 10, 2020 at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Washington. Her memorial service took place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the long house in Nespelem, Washington. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is assisting the family with services. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com for Beverly's family.