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Mary Elizabeth Floan Bever

(June 15, 1917 - Nov. 11, 2013)

Mary Elizabeth Floan Bever died on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Powell Valley Care Center. She was 96.

Mary was born in Gardiner, Mont., on June 15, 1917, the first of four children born to Al and Eunice Floan. Her family moved to Powell in 1928.

She graduated from Powell High School in 1935, where she met her future husband, Jim Bever. They married in 1938. To this union, five children were born: Mary Phyl Bever, Jim (Carol) Bever, Barb (Jim) Beavers, Bobbie Jones and Carol Johnston.

She had 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Her family was always the center of her life. Mary also counted the staff at the Powell Care Center as her extended family.

Mary was an avid knitter, painter and skilled basket weaver. Her family and church are honored to have some of her creations. Mary’s flower gardens over the years were enjoyed by many.

Mary was a very active member of the Union Presbyterian Church since 1953. She also belonged to the P.E.O., Epasc Club, Powell Fine Arts Guild and Powell Art Guild. Mary was a board member of the Homesteader Museum.

“Grandma’s” laughter and love will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, husband of 48 years and three grandchildren, Colette Studer, Bret and Brad Beavers.

Funeral services for Mary Liz Bever will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell.

Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the Homesteader Museum or to the Powell Valley Care Center beauty shop.

Plant a flower in the spring in Mary Liz’s memory.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at www.thompsonfuneral.net or P.O. Box 807, Powell, WY 82435.

1 comment

  • posted by Bev Leeper

    November 22, 2013 9:27 pm

    To the Bever "kids"-We have lost another great Douglas Street icon in your mom. She had been a part of the Bovee kids' lives since we moved in next door to you in 1955. Mary Liz had so many creative gifts. Your home was always bathed in color from her beautiful flower gardens. I always enjoyed seeing her in the Care Center and appreciated her sharp memory and wit! We will miss her as I know you all do and send comfort and peace to you all.
    Bev & Craig Leeper

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