Beverly Jean (Pearson) Fouts was born in Port Orchard, Wash., on
Aug. 29,1929, and left us on May 3, 2011, in Portland, from Alzheimer's complications.
Beverly was a wonderful and caring mother and grandmother with the sweetest, most genuine disposition and always a smile for everyone.
The second child of Roy and Ester Pearson, Beverly and her sister, Shirley, spent their youth in the Port Orchard area. Beverly graduated high school in Walla Walla, where she met her husband John
Fouts and attended Washington State University. On June 3, 1950, Beverly and John were married and took up residence in Walla Walla. In 1962, Beverly and John moved the family to Milwaukie, Ore. In 1978, they moved to Boise and then on to St. Paul, Minn. Beverly and John made one last move to Gig Harbor, Wash., in 1986 for retirement.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, John; and grandson, Jonathan. She is survived by her children, Dave (Laura), Jeff (Jill) and Kerry Collins; her sister, Shirley; five grandchildren and a great- granddaughter.
Family and friends were what life was all about for Beverly. The family would like to invite all who knew Beverly and John to come celebrate Beverly's life. Two celebrations are planned, at the Tacoma Elks in the Sam Allen room between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday July 22, 2011, and in Walla Walla at Pioneer Park from noon until 5 p.m. on July 24, 2011.