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Beverly Kay Green


11•19•1955 to 08•05•2022

Bev started her life in Morris, Minnesota on November 19, 1955, the fourth of eight children. She loved being part of a very close-knit family. So many memories have been made that will be cherished. Bev was a very quiet person but she had a wicked sense of humor. If you didn’t pay attention, you might miss some of her zingers. She was one of the nicest people you could meet and had many friends.

She moved with her family to Tempe, Arizona in 1970 at the age of 14 where she finished high school and earned a degree from ASU. She resided in Mesa, Arizona at the time of her passing, just six houses down from one of her sisters.

Bev worked for U.S. Customs for many years, several years in Phoenix and ending her career in Nogales, Arizona. She moved back to the valley after retirement.

She was well known for her baking. She rarely showed up anywhere without baked goodies. She had a tendency to bake something, taste it, and bring it to others so she wouldn’t eat it all. She loved Mexican food, Diet Coke and sugar! She loved playing mahjong which she did up until two days before passing. She was very crafty and loved doing paint-by-number paintings (which started with her Monkees painting in grade school), sewing, crocheting and diamond dotting. She loved plants and had a multitude both inside and out which showed off her “Green” thumb. She LOVED music and dogs!! She loved to travel but, with her previous cancer three years ago and Covid, she didn’t have nearly enough time to travel and really enjoy her retirement. She did take an Alaskan cruise with friends, a trip or two to Mexico and a trip to Minnesota with family last summer.

Bev had a very short time on earth after finding out that her cancer was back and was very aggressive. She passed at home on the evening of August 5, 2022 surrounded by family. She was 66 years old. Loved ones in heaven waiting for Bev were her father, Gerald Green, her mother, Rose Mary Green, her brother, Gary Green, and her nephew, Vince Green. In addition, her beloved dog, Ethel, was waiting for her. Loved ones left to miss her until they meet again are Susie (Cal) Andert, Dave (Dorothy) Green, Donna (Gary) Kunemund, Mike (Karen) Green, Chris (Donna) Green and Julie (Dave) Bresnahan, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be a private service in November followed by a celebration of Bev’s life on Saturday, November 5. Donations in Bev’s honor can be made to Hospice of the Valley OR St. Vincent de Paul (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel chapter in Tempe).

Bev will forever be in our hearts.


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