Beverley J. Smith

Sep 08, 2020
Beverley Smith

Searsport — Beverley Jean Smith, 75, loving wife of Roger E. Smith, passed away Sept. 6, 2020, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast.

Beverley was born in Searsport Aug. 11, 1945. She graduated from Searsport District High School in 1963 and went on to a cosmetology school. She married the love of her life, Roger, Nov. 7, 1965. After nearly cutting his ear off, she opted for a different career. She worked as a taxi driver for her father for several years, was a foster mom and retired as a park receptionist for Camden Hills State Park with 20 years of dedicated service.

Beverley loved spending time with family and friends, and always looked forward to the summer family reunions. She enjoyed listening to country music, and her relatives, “The Hustus Sisters,” sing. She enjoyed riding her moped with her special friend, Rose, and enjoyed taking classes in cake decorating, ceramics and various other subjects. During the late '90s, she collected Beanie Babies. She enjoyed drinking copious amounts of coffee and Diet Coke, and loved the thrill of scratch-off tickets.

Beverley was predeceased by her parents, Elliott and Irene Ward; in-laws Helen, Carlton, and Kay; brother-in-law Stretch, grandson Jake, brother Bill and sister-in-law Brenda.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Roger; daughter Lyn and husband Toby; son Wes; grandchildren Emily, Kelci, and Peyton; and great-granddaughter Elizabeth. Her sister, Cora Dean; brothers Dennis and wife Mieko, Russell and wife Kathy. Her brothers-in-law, Owen, David and his wife, Leona, and Dennis and his wife, Karin; aunts Barbara and Jean; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She had five boys that she held very dear to her heart, Butch, Paul, Mark, Neil and Scott, and five girls Meagan, Karlee, Bristol, Emerson and Teagan.

The family would like to thank the Searsport Ambulance crew, Dr. Gage and WCGH Emergency Room staff for their life-saving efforts and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 250 Bracket St., Portland, ME 04102

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at ripostafh.com.

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