Beverly Joyce (Reed) Wilstead, age 75, joined her sweetheart on the other side when she passed away the evening of April 12, 2021. Beverly was born March 27, 1946 in Mesa, AZ to her parents, Clay “Pa” and Ila”Ma” Reed. She lived the majority of her life in Mesa.Beverly was a graduate of Mesa High School. She married her one and only love, David James Wilstead, in January of 1964. David preceded her in death just five short months ago on November 11, 2020.
Beverly and David Wilstead are known to some as “Grammy” and “Poppy” (including many who are not their own). The love they shared has touched the lives and hearts of countless people. In fact, the word “favorite” is often heard when her name is mentioned. She was special and dear to all who knew her. The fond memories we have of Beverly and the Wilstead legacy will live on for years to come.
Beverly’s posterity includes her six beloved children, 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and their families. Her oldest daughter Jodilyn (Wilstead) and husband Paul Weirtsema, grandchildren Haylee Horne, Bethany Lewis, and Ben Horne. Her oldest son Darrin Wilstead and spouse Jonathan Ali. Her daughter Coriann (Wilstead) Cugudda and husband Daniel Cugudda, grandchildren Daxton and Austin Cugudda. Her daughter Tracilee (Wilstead) O’Brien, grandchildren Chelsey O’Brien, Courtney O’Brien, Joshua O’Brien, Jackson O’Brien, and Karianne Watson. Her youngest daughter Camisue (Wilstead) Neumeyer and husband Michael Neumeyer, grandchildren, Chrisitian Neumeyer, Dallin Neumeyer, Hannah Cochran, Sarah Neumeyer, and Aeden Neumeyer. Her youngest son Taylor Wilstead and his wife Rita Wilstead, grandchildren Olivia Wilstead, Sophie Wilstead, Charlotte Wilstead and Knox Wilstead.
Her biggest treasure by far was her family. She grew up with strong values, loving parents, and the blessing of siblings and relatives as her closest friends. Her dear parents, Clay and Ila Reed preceded her in passing. Our sweet Beverly is survived by her siblings. That group includes four brothers and three sisters and their wonderful families. David’s side of the family includes three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law (one who preceded her in death), their families and her in-laws Frances Samuel Wilstead and Lucille (Curtis) Wilstead, who also preceded her in passing. David and Beverly have many nephews and nieces, each of whom she knew well and loved very much.
Tremendous and heartfelt gratitude go to the loving staff at Emerald Groves Living Facility and the truly compassionate, exceptional nurses at Noble Hospice. They not only provided comfort for Beverly but embraced her six adult children as family in the transition from this life to the next.
Please join us in honoring and commemorating the beautiful life of Beverly Wilstead.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm at
Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. 85201
Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 am at the LDS Chapel located at
1852 N. Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85203. (Stapley and McKellips)