Beverly Jean Duncan, 77, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, June 15, 2007, at her home.

She was born Oct. 9, 1929, in Toppenish to Franklin E. and Ardeth Jean (Lockett) Bohannon. Beverly graduated from Toppenish High School with the class of 1947. She sang alto with a special quartet, the choir and also was a drummer in a band.

On July 11, 1947, she married Robert L. Duncan in Yakima. She worked for many local restaurants, including Hubba Hubba in Toppenish, and Planters Hotel and the Golden Pheasant in Sunnyside. Beverly also worked for Diamonds Variety Store, Super Duper Grocery Store and Cozy Corner. She took great pride in her work and taught and trained many young people how to box groceries and serve the public.

Beverly loved her rose garden and gathered many bouquets to share with everyone. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing and visiting with people.

Beverly was a member of the Toppenish Eagles.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Stone and husband, Delbert, of Sunnyside; one son, Richard Lee Duncan of Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren, Robert Stone and wife, Stacy, James Stone and wife, Shannon, Carrie Stone and R.L. “Ricky” Duncan Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Meghan, and also one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Zillah Cemetery. Beverly, and her family wish that we take time to “Stop and Smell the Roses” and those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to Sunnyside Lions, Lower Valley Crisis and Support Service or Lower Valley Hospice. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Camps Farthest Out, Inc., 317 S. Madison Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or American Stroke Association, 710 2nd Ave, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104


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