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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

3220 South 31st Street, Temple, TX

OBITUARY

Beverly Ann Kopriva

October 8, 1937February 13, 2020
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Beverly Ann Kopriva, age 82, of Temple, Texas passed away on Thursday February 13, 2020 at the Senior Care of Weston Inn. Beverly was born October 8, 1937 in Greeley, Colorado to James and Mina Kennedy.

She is preceeded in deathly by her parents and her daughter Denise Gail Kopriva of Lubbock.

Beverly is survived by her son, Walter Jr. and wife DeeAnn Kopriva of Lubbock, TX, a son, Jeffrey Kopriva of Temple, TX a granddaughter Abbye Kopriva of Lubbock and a grandson, Zachary Kopriva and wife Lindsey of Lubbock, TX, one great-granddaughter Beckett Denise Kopriva of Lubbock and several nieces and nephews in the Temple and surrounding areas and former husband Walter Kopriva Sr. of Temple.

Those also remembered are long time neighbors, Allan and Anne Lueck, Jerry and Karen Bruckbauer, Karen Greeson and Belle, and Janice Vance.

A special thanks to all the caring friends and staff at Senior Care of Weston Inn and the caring staff at Bluebonnet Home Care and Hospice.

A celebration of life for Beverly will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerstemple.com for the Kopriva family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Jeffrey Kopriva

February 24, 2020

Dear Mom,
I could never find the right words to thank you and tell you how much I love you and how thankful I am that you were my mom! Many people will come in and out of your life but you only have one mom that always loves you no matter what. I have so many happy memories of you and the love and kindness that you showed to me, I will miss you so much but I'm glad you are in heaven and at peace and no longer in pain, enjoy the beauty and splendor that you earned here on earth. Love always your third born, Jeffers! ♥️

Debbie Cox

February 18, 2020

Walter, Jeff and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Peace through our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always.
Love,
Debbie & Debbie

Stacy Howard

February 17, 2020

Dear Kopriva Family,
Please know that the Bluebonnet Hospice Family is thinking of all of you during this difficult time and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
May God bless and keep you all,
The Owners and Staff of Bluebonnet Healthcare Services (Hospice)

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Biography

      Beverly Ann Kopriva was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Beverly will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of James and Mina Kennedy. Beverly grew up in Greely and Denver, Colorado.

      Beverly was raised with 5 siblings, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Jimmy, Jerry, Gary, Sherry and Susie. Beverly was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Beverly had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Beverly was an active child who took part in neighborhood softball. However, to Beverly, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

       Empathic and loyal, Beverly was committed to making her new family happy.

      Beverly worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Beverly was blessed with three children, Denise, Walter Jr., and Jeffrey. Another blessing for Beverly was the gift of two grandchildren, Abbye and Zachary Kopriva.

      Fortunately, Beverly enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Beverly worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was being a homemaker and she also worked in retail. She was employed for K-Mart and was the department manager. Beverly always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Beverly enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were gardening flowers and vegtables. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Beverly found pleasure in sports. Recreational sports included mixed bowling league. Beverly was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were football and golf.

      Throughout her life, Beverly was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout her later years, Beverly was an active member of the American Kennel Club.

      Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Beverly was given accolades for her many and varied accomplishments throughout her life. Some of her most prestigious awards included monthly high sales at K-Mart.

      Beverly enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included visiting family in Denver, Wyoming and Mobile.

      Beverly was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Scruffy, a Yorkie. They were best friends for 10 years. Her family was also rounded out by Fifi and Capers, poodles and Patches and Simon, cats.

       In retirement, she found new pleasure in taking care of her neighbors dog, Belle and gardening. Even in retirement, Beverly continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Beverly was active in her new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

      Beverly passed away on February 13, 2020 at Senior Care of Weston Inn, Temple, Texas from dementia. She is survived by sons, Walter Jr. and wife DeeAnn Kopriva of Lubbock, TX, and Jeffrey Kopriva of Temple, TX a granddaughter Abbye Kopriva of Lubbock and a grandson, Zachary Kopriva and wife Lindsey of Lubbock, TX, one great-granddaughter, Beckett Denise Kopriva of Lubbock and several nieces and nephews in the Temple and surrounding areas and former husband Walter Kopriva Sr. of Temple. A celebration of life for Beverly will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. Beverly's ashes will be sprinkled at a later date and destination.

      Simply stated, Beverly was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Beverly leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Beverly Ann Kopriva.