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Beverly Florence Johnson, 87, of Prineville returned to her Heavenly Father Thursday March 21, 2019 with her son by her side and a few friends. There will be a viewing on Monday March 25, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Whispering Pines Funeral Home (3168 NE 3rd Street). There will be a funeral service held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (333 SE Idlewood Street) at 10 am on Tuesday March 26, 2019. There will be a burial at Skyline Memorial Gardens (4101 NW Skyline Blvd. ~ Portland, Oregon). To offer the family your condolences please go to www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com
Beverly was born on July 20, 1931 in Portland, Oregon to John Clifford and Jean Pauline (Siner) Christensen. She took on the name of Hoeft when her mother married Jack Hoeft at the age of three years old. She dearly love Jack and considered him as her father. Beverly was an only child.
She was raised in Aloha, Oregon on a farm; this is where she learned to love animals but especially horses, and at one time she owned 22 horses. She loved all animals and was there greatest defender.
During harvest time she could buck bales of hay and was stronger then her boyfriends. She was an Annie Oakley with a gun and could out shoot them as well. Beverly rode in the Pendleton Round Up and also did barrel racing which she won numerous awards.
Beverly went to high school in Beaverton, Oregon at Beaverton High School and was a straight A student. She married Don Remington while still in high school when she was 17 years old. They were married for 18 years and had two children; Jim and Linda.
Beverly was first a wife and mother but did work outside the home from time to time. In Progress, Oregon she worked helping to make eye glasses, and was quickly promoted to supervisor with in the first three months. She was also a receptionist at a dentist office and worked as a bank teller. But her main focus was her home and especially Linda. She was always there for her and not taking lunch so she could minister to her daughter. Beverly’s greatest sorrow was when her beautiful daughter was stricken with MS and was crippled by this dreaded disease for 13 years. She watched over her with great love until her death in December of 1982 in Portland, Oregon.
She met Robert “Bob” Johnson in 1963 and after her divorce from Don, she met Bob again and married him in 1967. She always like to smile and say “people would say to us that it will never last” they were married for 51 years.
Beverly had an Irish temper, and was vary apt. to use it. One day she and Bob were having a disagreement and her temper got the best of her; she took out her gun and shot right between his legs and let him know “whatever was being discussed” was definitely not going to happen again and to top it off she then threw a thermos at him. For you who might not know, Beverly always carried her gun with her.
Beverly loved the outdoors and going for rides in the county. She loved being in her motorcycle club; she and Bob went with them to Zion National Park one year and this trip was the high light of her life. She and Bob would usually take a yearly trip somewhere. On one vacation Beverly and Bob went through Salt Lake City stopping at the Temple Square and the rest is history.
Beverly joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1980. She was a Relief Society Secretary to four Relief Society Presidents and stayed in that calling for eight years. She was a temple worker for three years, her calling as a Visiting Teach and Ministering Sister was always fulfilled with great love. One of Beverly’s talents was her sincere skill of really listening to you, as well as really meaning the questions of “How can I help” or “I am here for you”.
She loved feeding her friends and especially the missionaries. Every Christmas without fail she would make pounds and pounds of candy, you might have been one of the lucky ones to receive this sweet treat.
It goes without saying that Beverly will be greatly missed, not only by her family but also by her Family Home Evening Group. She was a great part of the spirit that was felt there. After the lessons we would have dessert and play games. Beverly loved desserts and was a very sly and crafty game player, she was known for often having the last trick. Fred, from the group, dubbed her “Little Red” and that was pretty much her name from then on.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob Johnson, her son Jim (Eileen) Remington, brother in law Gerald, sister in law Virginia Johnson, four grandchildren; Justin, Jennifer, Julie, Dan, seven great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice through Whispering Pines Funeral Home – 3168 NE 3rd Street – Prineville, Oregon 97754 (541-416-9733)