Beverly Hodgkinson completed her fourth and final mortal mission on Sunday, July 2, 2017 and joined her eternal companion of nearly fifty years following almost twenty years of separation. As a member of the LDS Church, she was not only faithful but full of faith as well. To her, there was nothing that couldn’t be accomplished with heartfelt prayer.
Bev was a memory maker for all who knew her. Who could forget her infectious sense of humor or the sparkle in her eye whenever she greeted you? She made friends wherever she lived including Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Her talent in music was shared with so many as she accompanied soloists, taught scores of piano students, and served as accompanist to the Mesa Academy choirs. Many will also remember her deep, tenor voice as she sang in choirs and quartets.
Hundreds will remember Bev for her love of knitting and will continue to appreciate the hand-knitted, personalized Christmas stockings that hang from their mantels each holiday season.
Service could have been her middle name. Whether in the New Zealand, Washington, D C., or Hawaii missions, or as a supervisor in the Mesa Temple, or just to neighbors, friends or even people she didn’t know, she was always willing to do all in her power to help in any way she could.
She will be missed, but never forgotten.
Bev is survived by her four children, Terri (Lanse) Larsen, Clark (Wendy) Hodgkinson, Sue (Kent) Cornwall, Barb (Richard) Vance, who were not only her children, but also her closest friends. Also 22 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 10, 2017 with a visitation 1 hour prior at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5350 E. Mclellan Rd. in Mesa.