Beverly Alice Ardin

July 20, 1931July 9, 2014
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Beverly Ardin, 82, of Merritt Island, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Beverly was born in Manhattan, New York. She worked on Wall Street and later became an Executive Secretary. Beverly traveled to 66 countries and lived in numerous countries throughout her life.

She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Clyde Millard Ardin. She is survived by her brother, Ret. Col. Peter N. Aude'; sister, Mignon Christine Crahan (Sean); step-brother Peter F. Aude' (Sherry); step-sister Patricia Aude'; nieces Susan Crawford Aude' and Shauna Crahan; Great-niece, Blythe Aude' Fisher; nephews Ret. Lt. Col. Steven Aude', Peter Gregory Aude' and Brendan Crahan. Cousins Diana Wright, Blanchard and Stephanie Wright.

Calling hours are 9 - 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, followed by a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. at Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice. Condolences may be shared at

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.



  • Visitation Monday, July 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 14, 2014


  • Interment

Beverly Alice Ardin

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Trish Aude

July 28, 2014

Such a lovely lady. I share fond memories with our growing up. Remember how we had such a great time in St Thomas, Virgin island where Bev and Clyde had a home overlooking Megan's Bay. You will be missed by many Bevie...

Stephanie Wright

July 20, 2014

I have enjoyed Beverly 3 times in my adult life and each memory is of her grace, intelligence and tender care. I especially appreciated her love of
"Mary Jane", my mother Jean Hill. Bev is remembered as a shining light by me.

Christie Crahan

July 17, 2014

To me having a big sister like Bev was always a treat because she was always going places. She was a great shopper and we would go browsing, her word for shopping. And occasionally she would buy m something beautiful. I took my very first trip to Disneyland back in 1955 with Bev and Jack. It had just opened. I never got there again with my parents. When Bev went to live in Alaska, she learned to fly solo and actually flew over the North Pole.
Bev was very happily married to Clyde, the love of her life. She visited over 60 countries with him and lived in several. She thrived on the adventure. She loved the out of doors and camping. I always eagerly anticipated her beautifully written letters from distant places and I am sure my love of travel and shopping were because of her.
Bev will be sorely missed by all of us. My only regret is that she lived so far away. I will really miss Bev although I know she is in a better, gentler place now enjoying a new life with our Heavenly Father. I will miss our long chats on the phone and our get togethers with a box of chocolates and a little wine. Thanks for being my sister Bev. I will always love you.

B. Sue Aude

July 13, 2014

Beverly has remained my friend since 1952; the year I married her brother, Peter. Her Christmas cards each year were always the most beautiful of all I received, and there was always a thoughtful and interesting note included in her lovely script. I was fortunate enough to visit with her (after so many years) several years ago when she passed through Columbia. I shall always have fond, and loving memories of having had the opportunity of knowing Beverly.

Steve and Patsy Aude

July 12, 2014

Aunt Beverly was always one to keep in touch, especiially with beautifully composed and written cards and letters. Growing up both our family and hers were traveling the globe but managed to meet up occasionally. My Mom, Betty Sue, recalls a visit by Beverly while we were in France. And Clyde's work took them to Alaska where they and my parents took a float plane to a remote fishing camp for a brief vacation that holds fond memories for them. Aunt Beverly and Clyde also attended my West Point graduation. Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Beverly - her sweet voice and caring disposition remain with me

Sherry Aude

July 12, 2014

My sweet Bev, I will miss you and the journey we traveled together. Thank you for being the sister I wanted and never had! We are Sister's of the Heart, I love you!

Diana and Bill Blanchard

July 12, 2014

Bev's memory is firm in my heart as she was so motherly to my husband and I. Every phone call with her and every newsy, caring letter was filled with her interest in our well being and offering kind concerned thoughts to know of her love and care about us. Diana's mother was very close to Bev.
even with long times without seeing her when she was away. Bev loved Bill as family too and both of us enjoyed visits to Florida to her condo and seeing the sights. Her inspiration as always loving life, being so positive and strong with her independent spirit to have fun and be on the go to do all she was able to at every opportunity, says a lot. Her stories always amazed us. Clyde was such a devoted and loving husband as they were inseparable, but independent souls. All who knew her, loved her.
Diana Blanchard, cousin, (and Bill Blanchard)


Our Bev - June 2012


Alice & Peter Aude' Easter 1928


Alice (Mom) Mackerness Aude', Peter Nickolson Aude' and Alice Beverly Aude' - July 1931