Beverly Anne Jones Spencer
February 16, 1939 – May 28, 2018
Beverly Spencer, 79, of Bryan, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018, in Odessa. A visitation will be from 6 to 8pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 10:30am, Saturday, June 2, 2018, at First Presbyterian – Bryan. Interment will be in the Speaks Cemetery in Speaks, Lavaca County, Texas. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.
Beverly Anne Jones was born on February 16, 1939 in Houston, to Lenox Beverley and Marilou Walker Jones. In the early 1940s her father was stationed in New Orleans as an officer in a military transportation group. They returned to Houston after the war and a few years later moved to Fort Worth where she graduated from Paschal High School in 1956. She attended Texas Tech, was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and served as secretary of the Panhellenic Council. She graduated in 1960 and was employed by Titche’s Department Store in Dallas until she left and became a full time mother and homemaker. When her youngest child entered school she began teaching in Bryan ISD, retiring in 2001 from a regular work schedule to that of an active life as a volunteer. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bryan for more than 40 years and served in many capacities, including as a Deacon and Ruling Elder. She was a member and leader in Presbyterian Women at the local church, Presbytery, and Synod levels. Beverly was also an active volunteer at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room at CHI St. Joseph Hospital.
One of the few things more important to her than volunteering was spending time with her “Grands”. As a child, Beverly’s father traveled the state as an auditor, accompanied by her mother. She lived with both sets of grandparents in Wood County to attend school during one school year. Since one set of grandparents lived in the country and the other in the city, Beverly alternated each week between them. This experience gave Beverly a strong connection with her grandparents that she continued with her own grandchildren. She had a unique connection with each of her four grands; Caleb, Lauren, Jacob, and Levi.
Her parents, and sister, Virginia Louise Jones, all precede her in death.
Beverly Anne Spencer is survived by her husband of 57 years, Don Spencer; her children Tracy Lynne Spencer Brown and husband Tom, Timothy Wayne Spencer and wife Brenda, and Matthew Stuart Spencer; her four grandchildren, Caleb, Lauren, Jacob, Levi; and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities or The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Bryan/College Station.
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