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June 12, 1925 - June 12, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Bountiful
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Not too many people enter and leave the world on the same date, but our mom did. Our precious mother and grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on her 96th birthday. She entered this life in Salt Lake City, Utah on a beautiful summer day the 2nd daughter and 4th child of Lenna Howell Budd and Arthur Melville Budd. She brought unconditional love, patience, perseverance and endurance into her family. Characteristics that stayed with her the rest of her life. Graduating from South High in 1942 she excelled in her secretarial skills enabling her to procure a job with Utah Oil.
While attending a fireside for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints she met Lyman Cook Hyde, the speaker. She fell in love with this returned missionary and he became her eternal companion in the Salt Lake Temple in 1944. They were blessed with one son Vaughn Hyde and three daughters Sherrie Gillett, Wendy Hyde and Melanie Vovk. They in turn gave Beverly 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. After the passing of Lyman in 1974, she married Robert Driggs Todd in 1986. This union blessed her life with an additional 6 children, 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Although these numbers are great she never missed a birthday. You always knew there would be a card from her sitting in the mailbox on your special day. Before marrying Bob she secured a job at Bountiful City where she held a secretarial position for many years. She loved this position as she was skilled at shorthand and organization.
Here she was appreciated because of her work ethic and kind heart.
She and Bob served three missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints in Johannesburg, South Africa, Fairbury, Nebraska and Nauvoo, Illinois. These years of service to her Father in Heaven were highlights in her life. Here her testimony grew, blessings came and friends were made. When not serving as a missionary she served in many positions in her ward and branch.
Having a strong faith in her Savior, Beverly had a strong testimony of prayer. Never a day went by that she was not found on bended knee. Her faith knew no bounds allowing her to teach her children about the love of their Heavenly Father.
Woven into her life was the game of tennis. She loved the sound of the ball when it was hit and the thrill of a winning match. She and Bob continued playing tennis until Beverly was 82. The Utah Jazz also earned her admiration. On game night she would don her jersey, pull out all of the stops of an avid fan and cheer her team on. Nights with the Jazz filled her apartment with hoots and hollers for her favorite team.
Travel also filled the days of her golden years. She and Bob covered as much of the globe as they could settling on Vienna as her favorite.
After a much-anticipated cruise to Alaska Bob died in an unfortunate accident while serving a neighbor. Although broken-hearted over his life taken too soon Beverly, with a smile on her face, continued filling her life with temple work, service to others, cooking and beautifying her yard. Her favorite activity was serving and loving her family.
She is survived by her family who learned from the example of one of the best. We go forward, missing her but carrying the lessons in faith, hard work and resiliency that she established during her lifetime. Beverly our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend set a standard for all. Her influence will be felt in the good things we do as we follow in her footsteps. Her legacy leaves us with the knowledge that we were loved. She will influence us all the rest of our lives. We love you “thy good and faithful servant.” We will enjoy the journey much more because of you.
As her posterity, we give a special thanks to Creekside Care Center for the excellent care they gave to our mom. We could not have asked for kinder, gentler people to encourage and help her as she stepped through her sunset years. To us and Beverly they were our angels here on this earth. Thank you!
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Val Verda 1st Ward, 2633 South 50 West Bountiful, Utah at 11:00 A.M. A viewing prior to the funeral from 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. will also be held at the church. There will be a viewing on Wednesday, June 16th 2021 at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah from 6:00 P.M-8:00 P.M.