Beverly Grace Bohnert Rutter Gregg
April 28, 1933 – May 8, 2019
Memorial Service for Beverly Grace Bohnert Rutter Gregg (fondly known as Gree′ ) will be 10am Saturday May 25 at St. James Episcopal Church 38 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach. A reception with Beverly’s life story will follow at Volusia Memorial 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, followed by her urn placement at Volusia Memorial Park. Beverly was born in Lakewood, Ohio and moved to this area for the second time in 1963 where she raised her family in Ormond Beach. She was a former bookkeeper for Scotty’s lumber yard and a member of St James Episcopal Church where her father Rev. George M. Rutter was the founding Rector. She attended Seabreeze Jr. High, Daytona Beach in 1947 before moving to and graduating from St. Mary’s School & Junior College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Beverly was an avid NASCAR and Tony Stewart fan. She enjoyed the Beach, growing Orchids and reading. Survivors include her son, Richard Jr. (Tricia), Springfield, OR; two, daughters, Debra(David) McCall, South Daytona and Melissa Sue (Bob) Howlett, Jacksonville; six grandchildren, Holly (Paul), Richard III (Lacy), Liz, Ryan (Jessica), Nicole, Maggie (Brian); six great grandchildren, Zander, Elyza, Cameron, Ben, Haylie, and Jasper. Family kindly asks donations be made in Beverly’s memory to Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32127. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.volusiamemorialfunerals.com for the Gregg family.
St. James Episcopal Church
38 S. Halifax Ave
Reception with Beverly’s Life Story
Volusia Memorial Funeral Home
548 N Nova Rd
Beverly Grace Bohnert Rutter Gregg
May 18, 2019
Gree is one of those special people. She has so many friends over the years. Everyone she worked with thru the years and it seems like everyone she met, became her life long friend. To say she was a Nascar Fan should be more like Nascar Expert. She grew up in Daytona where racing is deeply rooted and she saw it evolve from inception to what it is today. She watched what became "Daytona International Speedway being built and kept up with all it's developments all thru the years. She grew up around all the Legends of Nascar Junie Donlavey, Smokey Yunick, Joe Weatherly and Junior Johnson and she could talk about them for hours. We had the pleasure of going to a" Daytona Hall of Fame" event with her and will never forget it. We were glad to see her face light up when she met Larry McReynolds which is part of the Alabama Gang, (The Allisons and Red Farmer and McReynolds). She kept up with all things racing even when she couldn't go to the track anymore. She loved the racing programs from the track and she kept score very well.
She loved driving that Smart Car of hers around all the back streets in Volusia County. She could wheel that car around just like a race car.
She was a great mother to not only her immediate family but to many others. Her advice and wit will live on forever thru those that she impacted.
She will be missed by us and countless others.
J. Robin Wright
May 17, 2019
Your Mom was one of a kind. I loved her strong spirit. She raised a good daughter in you, as we say in the deep south.
Brain, Robin, Logan and Reagan Wright
Linda Scherzer Elliott
May 14, 2019
My memories flash back to high school when Ma G showed such great tolerance for a bunch of nutty (?! -NOT all included in pic) teens hanging at her house CONSTANTLY!
Life happens - years pass - her continuing friendship with my own mom gave me the opportunity to remain in touch. So very grateful for that... but way more was her fast friendship and support of/to mom.
God Bless You. RIP Ma G!
Sue, Deb, Rick: Blessings to you and your families. So sorry... a great loss.
Vince & Linda Scherzer Elliott
May 14, 2019
Beverly/Gree also loved to travel. She would visit in Oregon and went on many adventures in the Pacific Northwest with her son Rick, myself and our children. I will always remember sharing the awe of Crater Lake, Mt. St. Helen's, and Mt. Rainier. We enjoyed our picnics on the side of the roads, trails and parks. She took a wonderful delight in playing peekaboo with a deer, walked thru volcanic rock trails and shadowed forested groves and gave us endless memories. Her adventurous spirit and sense of fun will be missed. Love you.
May 11, 2019
When you have a good mother, even 100 years wouldn’t be enough...I will remember Gree fondly and with a smile in my heart- ALWAYS. She not only helped me raise Ali but she gave me perspective with her wisdom and sharp wit. When my first very short marriage ended she was the one who gave me stern advice instead of sympathy- and it made all the difference! I loved her realism and her lack of tolerance for BS. I loved how easy she loved and cared for Ali, and never seemed swayed by how difficult that job could be. I love her still. Alan sends his love as well- the two of them made fast friends.