A service for Beverly (Bev) Jean Williams, 78, was held Wednesday, June 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. She died June 16, 2013, at Perry Health Care Center with her family by her side.
The Reverends Paul Burrow and Enna Antunez provided words of comfort. Honorary bearers were "Her Grandchildren, Great & Great-Great Grandchildren": Peggy Cannon Paula Pena, Penny Esquivel, David Lile, Adam Sorenson, Austin Sorenson, Shelby Sorenson, Clayton Culp, Ashley Johnson, Augusto Jata, Cheyenne Pacheco, Leslie Mendez, Rickey Esquivel, Jaquelyn Esquivel, Bailey, Brooke and "soon to be" Blake Lile and Andres Mendez. David Cannon was the soloist and music played was I Can Only Imagine, Over You and I Will Always Love You. Interment will take place at a later date. Following the service a luncheon was held at the church.
Beverly (Bev) Jean Williams, dMoose where she held many chairs and got her cap and gown. Bev battled breast cancer and won in 2001. Bev loved traveling in the camper and going different places, especially to Mt. Pleasant for the Old Thrashers Reunion. She also loved going to the Ogden Fun Days. She enjoyed bowling, watching ball games when the kids were younger, loved to dance and listen to her country music. She always enjoyed going to get her hair done and going to her favorite spots for coffee at the Perry Bowl and Hy-Vee where she would see all her friends. She always went to church and helped out as much as she could when she was well. Her biggest joys of her life were her grandkids, which she bragged about all the time. Bev is the last of her siblings. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Charles, Raymond, Verletta, Donnie, infant twins, Ronald, Richard, Doris, Delores and Lyle. She is survived by her husband Bernard Williams; daughters Patty Lile and Pam Williams both of Perry, and Bernadette Culp (Steve) of Ogden; eight grandchildren, Peggy Cannon (Dave) of Perry, Paula Pena of Perry, Penny Esquivel (Jose) of Denison, David Lile (Reanna) of Boone, Adam, Austin and Shelby Sorenson, and Clayton Culp of Ogden; eight, soon to be nine, great-grandchildren, Ashley Johnson of Des Moines, Augusto Jata of Perry, Cheyenne Pacheco of Perry, Leslie Mendez (Edgar) of Denison, Ricky Esquivel of Denison, Jacquelyn Esquivel of Denison, Bailey, Brooke and soon to be Blake Lile of Boone. One great-great-grandson Andres Mendez of Denison; sister-in-law Linda Conklin of Ogden; brother-in-law Sonny Johnson of Berkley; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She will be deeply missed by many. Love you mom.