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Beverly J.

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Omaha — Beverly Jean Walstrom, 93, of Omaha, formerly of O'Neill, died Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Omaha.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the church in Spencer, Iowa. Pastor Jeff Geiger will officiate.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, Iowa.

The family is asking that memorials be made to the "ministry for the home bound people" in Beverly's name. To make a donation, go to https://www.bethluthspencer.com.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, Iowa is in charge of the arrangements.

Beverly was born Nov. 20, 1928 in Ayrshire, Iowa. Beverly was the daughter of Homer and Vera (Reynolds) Moore. Beverly grew up with her sister Barbara Moore Olson who resides in Sioux City, Iowa. 

When Beverly was 10, the family moved to the Ruthven School district and when she was 14 they moved to the Gillett Grove School district.  While at Gillett Grove, Beverly played for the girls' basketball team and finished her schooling. 

The family were members of Bethany Lutheran Church where Greg and Gary were confirmed.

On Sept. 15, 1946 Beverly married Virgil Walstrom, son of Walter and Carrie (Hagedorn) Walstrom. They made their home south of Royal, Iowa where they were engaged in farming. 

Beverly was employed at the ASCS (farm program) until 1970 when Bev and Virg moved to O'Neill and became owner/operators of Best Western Motels. 

While in O'Neill, they were active in the community playing cards and golfing and also travelling. The motel was sold in 1990 and Beverly became employed at the O'Neill school system until she retired. 

Virgil passed away in 2006 and Beverly moved to Sunrise Retirement Village in 2011 where she enjoyed the company of her sister and made many friends in the retirement community. 

In 2019 Bev moved to Waterford Assisted Living in Omaha where she resided until her death.

Beverly is survived by two sons Gary (Cec) of Kansas City and Greg (Chris) of Omaha; one sister Barb of Sioux City, Iowa; four grandchildren Anne (Matt) Harris, Matt (Courtney), Ben and Cara; and four great-grandchildren Mason, Blake, Lily and Braxton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Virgil and one granddaughter Hilary.       

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