Beverly Ann Hawley
Beverly Ann Hawley was born on October 9, 1947 in Portland, Oregon. She was raised in a close knit family with her Swedish dad, Rudy, her Danish-American mother, Opal, older sister, Barbara, as well as many relatives that lived close by.
She married Erroyl Hawley in 1968 and they began their 52 year adventure together. Soon after getting married she completed her teaching degree and taught at a local elementary school. When Angela was born, Bev shifted her focus toward teaching her children, which later expanded to include Ian and Nathan. Her selfless and generous nature as a mother left a lasting impression on her children and their friends. Her focus on seeing the good in everyone, sprouted into a hobby of portrait photography which later blossomed into a career, during which she became friends with many of her customers, suppliers and peers. Bev was also very involved with her children's activities and church, basing her life on a devotion to God. As her children moved out of the house and married, she embraced their spouses as her own, and when grandchildren came, she became Nonnie.
Bev left our world on February 21, 2021, but her light continues to shine through her friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Erroyl; her children, Angela (Martin), Ian (Syl) and Nathan (Kristin); and her grandchildren, Jacob, Abi, Max, Emmaline, Ty, Ahnalisa, Bella and Katelyn; and Poppy, her faithful dog friend. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister. Private arrangements will be made later this year.
Bev was a passionate supporter of women's empowerment, across the world. In Lieu of flowers, consider a donation to: Kefa women's coop: https://kefaproject.org/co-op or Rose Haven: https://rosehaven.org/helping/one-time-gift/