Beverly Joy Scovel passed away peacefully on August 22nd at the age of 89 at her home in Syracuse, Utah. She was born May 27, 1934 in Ogden, Utah to Edna and Walter Turner. In 1953 she married Herbert Scovel and they recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. She became an Air Force wife and supported Herb through all of his deployments, frequently relocating to places that include Mississippi, Washington, and Michigan, Oklahoma, but ultimately settling and growing their family in Bountiful, Utah.
Bev lived a remarkable life filled with passion and zest. She had a deep love for dance and was an accomplished ballerina. She loved attending ballet and theater performances, particularly the Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City which she attended with dear friend Arliene for 48 years.
Bev was an adventurous soul with a passion for travel and had the opportunity to explore various parts of the world, including Europe and many points within the United States. Some of her favorite places were Bear Lake, Jackson Hole, and Sun Valley. Bev loved spending time outdoors, whether it was camping, boating, or family BBQ’s. She loved snow skiing and would even allow her children to skip school for a “bluebird day” on the slopes.
Bev’s love for teaching and working with youth led her to a teaching career after earning her teaching credentials in English when her children were young. She was a beloved middle school teacher and many years after retirement her students still regard her as their favorite teacher. Bev’s love for knowledge extended beyond the classroom as she was an avid reader. Her shelves were always stocked with books and she never missed an opportunity to explore new literary worlds.
Bev found immense joy in her church community as a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She actively participated in her church callings and particularly enjoyed serving the young women doing road shows, girls camp and other activities.
Bev’s memory will forever be cherished by her loving husband Herbert L. Scovel, and her children Lauri (Bruce), Holly (Jenni), and Douglas (LeeAnn). She also leaves behind five grandchildren Tiffany, Brandon, Alex, Liz and Abi, as well as 5 great grandchildren.
A special thank you to Jen, her Hospice nurse for her comfort and help allowing mom to gracefully leave this worldly existence.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 28, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Barber Acres Ward Chapel, 3024 South 1200 West, Syracuse, Utah 84075. Friends and family are invited to a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Syracuse Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity and hug a teacher.