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Beverly Joyce Wilstead

03/27/1946 - 04/12/2021
Service Date: 04/20/2021
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- 1852 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 04/19/2021
Visitation Time: 6 - 8 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa

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)



  • Beverly is a dear friend and cousin. We have worked together in Relief Society and spent many nice visits together.

  • Monica Johnston

    What an amazing woman my aunt was. She knew how to have fun and could light up any room she entered. Her light and humor will be missed.
    Cousins, I love you all and pray for peace and comfort to you all.

  • Darlene Gosselin

    To the Wilstead family, I’m so sorry for your loss your mom a great women. Traci your mom was such a great women and a wonderful grandma. Again I’m so sorry.

  • Many special memories when you were a little girl. Your mom & dad were so happy to have you. A joyous reward for you— your David & Clay & Ila. You will earn a great reward. You have a great posterity you can be proud of. You will be missed. Love your Aunt Jean

  • She played a big part in her early years with our Porter family. Many fond memories. So glad we have the plan of salvation & we know
    How happy & smiling she will be to see those loved behind the veil. May the Lord comfort &bless her foved ones. Aunt Jean Porterl

  • My favorite thing about Aunt Beverly was her laugh. She was so funny and so fun to talk to. She was amazingly talented. She altered my wedding dress and did so as a gift to me. I always felt love from her. She was a blessing in my life. I know she is being welcomed by those on the other side who love her. Hugs to my cousins. ❤️

  • John & Joyce Morgan

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We have been neighbors for about 35 years; Beverly and Dave will be missed. We are saddened, but know Beverly is in a better place.God bless her snd her family.

  • “Pa” Reed was my Bishop in the late 70’s. I worked with Beverly at “What’s New” in Mesa for about 5 years. She is sweet, talented, funny…and could even be a stinker if the occasion called for it!! I know that everyone who met Beverly loved her!! She will be missed by all of us!!

  • I can see and hear in my mind her smile and engaging laugh. She was a wonderful cousin, and the inspiration behind her husband David and now her son Taylor’s goodness, both of whom I have worked with for years. She is also a tribute to her heritage that no doubt, now joy in her presence.

  • Beverly was loved at Emrald Groves. We wish we would have had more time with her, but at least she is in a better place. She will be missed by all the staff and residents at Emrald Groves. Own heart felt condolences go out to her family.

  • I was so sorry to hear about Beverly. What a fun and wonderful friend to have had for so many years. I’m so glad I was able to zoom the funeral today. What a great tribute to her. To those of her children who I’ve known and loved, I send my love. What a blessing to have such an amazing mom!

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