Beverly H. Stilson
March 12, 1927 – June 8, 2018
Beverly Hutchings Stilson, 91, died June 8, 2018 at Sunridge Assisted Living Center.
Preceded in death by her husband, John. Survived by three children: Susan (Randy) Moss, Bob (Elaine) Stilson, and Nancy (Bob) Stilson-Herzog. She enjoyed her 6 grandchildren; David, Karena, Ryan, Benjamin, Katherine and Brian and 16 great grandchildren.
Born in American Fork and raised in Salt Lake City, daughter of Francis and Lavetta Hutchings. Graduated from East High, attended the University of Utah taking business classes where she also developed her musical talents.
Beverly married John Stilson in 1949 and moved to Kearns in 1955. She was active in her church. She also taught piano lessons from 1966 to 2015. She was grateful the Lord blessed her with the gift of music.
Beverly’s greatest joy was her family. She was kind to others and loved a good laugh.
At age 89 she moved to Sunridge Assisted Living Center in West Jordan and was able to live a full life with the help of their staff, Hospice and Community Nursing Services.
Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, you are a bright and beautiful person.
A viewing will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm and Saturday, June 16, from 10:00-10:45 am at Valley View Memorial Park & Funeral Home 4335 W. 4100 So. West Valley City, UT. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 16, 11:00 am at Valley View Funeral Home. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
A special thanks to Community Nursing Services for their loving care. Contributions can be made to them at 2830 So. Redwood Road, Suite A, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
- Francis Mercer Hutchings, Father
- Lavetta Houston, Mother
- Robert Herzog, Pallbearer
- Bradley Willis, Pallbearer
- David Moss, Pallbearer
- Benjamin Stilson, Pallbearer
- Ryan Moss, Pallbearer
- Brian Stilson, Pallbearer
- Viewing Friday, June 15, 2018
- Viewing Saturday, June 16, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
Beverly H. Stilson
June 16, 2018
The first day I met Beverly I felt like I'd known her before and she felt that too. We called ourselves kindred spirits. After Leonard passed I moved to my daughter's place, but I had to leave my friends at Sunridge and I cried. I tried to visit as often as I could and I saw Beverly just a week or so before she passed. We laughed and laughed it was the best visit ever. I want her family to know how much I love her and I look forward to seeing her again.💝😇
June 15, 2018
Hello Old Friends from Kearns,
I wish to express my condolences to you for the loss of your mom, grandma, and great grandma. The memory I would like to share relates to the work Beverly did in the ward choir of the Kearns 11th ward way back when I was a young man. I participated in the choir off and on until I left on my mission back in 1977. I have many fond memories sitting in the choir with Wes Fulton and Lanny Westerman who made singing great fun. I fear that we were likely disruptive to Beverly, but she put up with us. The music that she selected and conducted remains engraved on my heart to this day. I have found great solace as I recall the music and the words to the songs "In My Fathers House Are Many Mansions", and my favorite "O Divine Redeemer". What great comfort these and other songs she selected and taught us have brought to me! On many occasions I find myself reviewing the music and the words in my mind.They are like old, lifelong friends that connect me to heaven. And, she did love to laugh and have a good time during choir practice. Maybe that's why she put up with our shenanigans.
Please know of the warmth and love I feel for your mom. Her impact lives on in my life, and this is but one of those memories. May the Lord comfort each of you as you remember her faithfulness and goodness.....Wayne Balle