Beverly Mae Daly Estheimer reunited with her “Honey Dutch” on August 1, 2022. Beverly was born on May 27, 1935, in Great Falls, Montana, and was a devoted daughter of Mary Ellen Stewart and Frank Henry Daly.
Beverly was always a good student. She graduated from nursing school in Minot, North Dakota in 1956. She spent her career caring for others which translated to an entire life of looking after those that were sick in her family and her neighborhood. She was “Nurse Bev” and “Doctor Mom” to many.
Beverly met the love of her life, C.R. “Dutch” Estheimer in Minot, North Dakota, at church. After a very short courtship they were married in the Salt Lake Temple by then Elder Gordan B. Hinkley, on January 10, 1962. They soon welcomed their first child and added four more over the next 10 years. Beverly was a dedicated mother and homemaker. Family always came first for her and she showed it daily in word and deed. She loved all of us unconditionally, for which we are eternally grateful.
Beverly was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It never
mattered which calling she was given, she gave it her all. She, with her beloved husband,
served three missions: Zimbabwe Harare Mission, New Zealand Wellington Mission and the Nauvoo Temple Mission. She spent many years as an ordinance worker at the Bountiful temple. Her love for family history and the temple was evident. With all the temple work she performed, she must have had a grand welcoming party in heaven.
Beverly spent her life quietly serving her family and her neighbors. She never wanted attention or accolades for her service. You could often find her reading on ways to improve herself even though she was always the epitome of grace. She had a heart full of gratitude and sent hundreds, if not thousands, of thank you notes over her lifetime. Every little love note and heartfelt gift she received was kept.
She loved spending time with her family. She was an avid shopper–there was never a store she didn’t like. She enjoyed trying new things and seeing new places while traveling. A goal she set for herself was to make new recipes, some were successful, others have become family legends for their awfulness. She wanted to leave the world a more beautiful place and spent time picking up sticks and removing dandelions on her daily walks,--when she was unable to do it anymore, she instructed those walking with her to do it.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, “Dutch”, parents Mary Ellen and Frank, siblings Bob, “Leasy” and Larry, and her eldest son, Carl. She is survived by her children, John (Kris) Estheimer, Frank Estheimer, Randy (Trish) Estheimer and daughter Julie (Albert) Bakker. She leaves behind her much loved grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was truly an amazing Grandma and her grandchildren couldn’t wait to be babysat by her. They spent many an hour with Grandma making crafts, playing games and reading stories.
As a family, we’d like to express our deepest and heartfelt gratitude to her son, Frank and
grandson, Mason for their years of service to Mom. Being able to stay in her home, surrounded by familiar things, greatly helped as her Alzheimer’s progressed. We’d also like to thank Liz and Sam from Elevation Hospice for keeping her comfortable these last few weeks. Our appreciation to Brent at Lindquist Mortuary for his care and compassion for our mother and family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the Rock Chapel located at 300 North Main in Farmington. A viewing will be held prior to funeral services from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. She will be interred at Redwood Memorial Estates.
Go pick a dandelion in her honor.