Beverly, 92, was born April 16, 1925 in Yakima, Wash., to Parm ‘Beau’ Dickson and Gladys (Montgomery) Dickson. She passed on Dec. 10, 2017.
At the age of three, she moved with her family to Riverside, Wash. and then shortly thereafter to the family sheep ranch in Okanogan. After graduating in 1943, from Okanogan High School, she went on to Washington State University, where she was Tri Delt member and graduated as a Tech Specialist in 1947. After graduation she was a lab tech for Dr. Lewis Dewey in Okanogan.
She married Thomas V. Barker on July 19, 1947 in Okanogan. Thomas and Beverly moved to Chelan, Wash., in 1960. They ran a market in Manson while there. They moved back to Okanogan in 1962, running the family orchard until Tom’s death in 1985. She remarried to Delmar Springer in 1995. He passed in 1997. Beverly remained in the family home until her death.
Beverly enjoyed raising horses and game birds and was a member of Boots and Saddles. She was a life-long member of Eastern Star, serving as State Officer and Grand Matron several times.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and her youngest son, James Lee Barker.
She is survived by her eldest son, Thomas P. (Linda) Barker of Okanogan; second son, Raymond Allan Barker (Jack Reese) of Redmond, Wash.; her eldest sister, Shirley Kern of Ellensburg, Wash.; younger sisters, Claire Norris of Puyallup, Wash. and Gail Mathis of Yakima, Wash.; grandsons, Beau and Webb; granddaughter, Ashlee, numerous nieces and nephews; and adopted daughter, Patty Mosier.
At her request, there will be no services.