CLEVELAND-Beverly Shiner Averett Tucker passed away peacefully March 12, 2014, in the Provo Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1937, in Hiawatha, Utah to Grant S. Averett and Francis Lorraine Davis Averett. She married Darrell Ben Tucker on Dec. 10, 1952. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple July 23, 1963.
Beverly was a kind and loving person. She would go out of her way to help if she could. She always made good friends and kept all of them. She raised nine daughters, to maturity, and watched them raise their families. Her family was the center of her universe and she often bragged about them.
She loved going to the Temple, and was a temple missionary with her sister Claudette at the Manti temple. She shared her love of temple work and the gospel with her family and friends.
She loved her horses, and was an avid appaloosa fan. She would go to the horse races and report on them for the Appaloosa Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. She was also a photographer who took many photos at the races. She was a published author in several horse magazines and papers.
Her love for animals was lifelong. She worked for many years with the veterinarian and cared for her families animals. Ben and Beverly raised race horses for awhile. She had many pets who she loved.
She is survived by her sister, Claudette Hayward, brother David Averett. Nine daughters, Debra Jean (Chet) Oviatt, Benna Lee Tucker, Beverly Joelene (Norman) Hunt. Cheryl Lynn Tucker, Wendy Sue (Dennis) Campbell, Tammy Kathleen Tucker, Carrol Deann (Ralph Schade)Tucker, Teresa Irene Tucker and Kimberly Denice (David) Turner. She has 22 Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, parents, two grandsons and a son in law.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Cleveland LDS 2nd Ward Chapel. A viewing was held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland LDS Chapel and also on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment, Cleveland Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Beverly at www.fausettmortuary.com.