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Beverly Gregerson

Beverly Gregerson obituary photoBeverly Gregerson, age 74, of Wolsey, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at the SunQuest Health Care Center.  A private family service was held. 

Beverly Kappel was born April 19, 1937, to Joseph and Lydia (Schoenhoeven) Kappel at Puyallup, Washington.  Later three younger siblings joined her, Jack, Joe, and Charlene.  While in the second grade, the family moved to Forsyth, Montana where they lived for many years.  It was in Forsyth area that Bev met and married Curtis S. Mott.  They had three daughters, Selma, Lydia, and Terrie.  The family moved to the Billings, Montana area in the early 1960’s.  Bev and Curtis then divorced.

In 1969, Bev and her daughters moved back to the Tacoma, Washington area.  The youngest daughter, Josie Yvonne joined the family.  In July 1973, Bev and her girls moved to Phoenix, Arizona.  In February 1978, Bev and Josie moved back to the Forsyth, Montana area.

Bev met and married Gordon Gregerson, after a couple of years they divorced and Bev moved to Arizona.

In the late 1990’s Bev moved to Huron to be closer to Lydia and her family.  At that time Bev was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment.  She then moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, where her sister Charlene lived.  In July 2005, Bev moved back to South Dakota and took up residence in the senior apartments in Wolsey, where she lived until her illnesses  took a turn for the worse.  In March 2011, she became a resident at SunQuest Health Care Center in Huron until her death on June 6, 2011.

Throughout her life Bev was a feisty person who loved to learn through reading and research.  She earned her living primarily as a waitress, which was her excuse to study people.  She also enjoyed painting, gardening, needlework, picnics, looking for rocks and artifacts, hunting and fishing.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents; one brother-in-law, Woodrow Jilge; one son-in-law, Roger Hall; and one nephew, Randon Kappel.

She is survived by her four daughters;Selma (Tom) Vendrick of  Mesa, Arizona, Lydia (Jody) McCloud of Huron, Terrie Hall of Mesa, Arizona, and Josie Allies of Farmington, New Mexico; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Jack (Mary Jean) Kappel Phoenix, Arizona, Joe Kappel Wake Forrest, North Carolina, and Charlene Jilge of Farmington, New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.

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