Beverly Jean Smith
Nov 24, 1930 - Apr 26, 2018
After leaving this earth and physical body on her own terms, Beverly leaves
family and friends behind in her wake. Ever true to herself and fiercely
independent, hers was a long life well lived. As she directed, a memorial
celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her church,
Memorial Drive United Methodist, 7903 E 15th Street, Tulsa, OK 74112.
Family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00am followed by
the memorial service at noon in the Chapel. Audience participation with
stories and remembrances was her wish. Beverly was well traveled and had
many adventures through the years. She has seen both the Pacific and Atlantic
coasts, the Gulf of Mexico, and cruised the Bahamas. While her brother
Gary moved about the US during his Naval career, Beverly would often visit
him and his family in new and exciting destinations. In later years, Beverly
returned to the Tulsa house she grew up in. After marriage and children,
she came back to Seventh Street to care for her dad in his last years.
She had so many memories in that house it was very hard for her to leave
it. Her mother taught her to sew and quilt. Her dad taught her to fish
and enjoy cars and travel. Family meals, holiday feasts, and friends surrounded
that little table in the kitchen. Her mom was a wonderful cook and the
table could always be set for one more friend. Often times, that friend
was her best friend, Nita. As girls, they shared everything: secrets,
adventures, and clothes. Later, they even shared last names, after having
met and married Smith brothers in a double ceremony in 1952. Both Beverly
and Nita were “skaters” back in the day when everyone understood
that term could only mean roller-skates, and she stayed in touch with
many of her skating friends through the years with potlucks and reunions.
Beverly found fulfillment in her church family and was a longtime member.
She was also a member of Piecemaker Quilters, and she served for many
years as their Treasurer. Beverly was a Christian and was sure in her
faith when called home to be with her Lord. She was very fond of Hayleigh,
Penny and Beverly from Saint Francis Hospice. Their care supported her
and the family during a long and difficult illness. Her last days were
spent at Clarehouse, a Hospice residence whose volunteers and staff lovingly
kept her comfortable. She was very content and at peace. Many friends
spent time with her there and she was so appreciative of their love and
support. Beverly leaves two children, daughter Cindy Scott (husband Roger),
from Richardson, TX and son Brad Smith (wife Mary), of Tulsa. She was
preceded by her parents Henry Albert and Margaret Marie Monteith, and
her brother Gary Henry Monteith. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that
memorials be considered for Piecemaker Quilters, c/o Memorial Drive United
Methodist Church, or Clarehouse at 7617 S Mingo Rd, Tulsa OK 74133.
Time: May 19, 2018 12:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Address: 7903 East 15th Street