On December 10, 2022, Beverly Haycock Pendleton passed away peacefully at age 89. She married her sweetheart Keith Pendleton in September of 1952. Beverly lived a long full life serving others and working many different jobs, with being the secretary at East Elementary in St. George, Utah as her favorite and most fulfilling. She always kept supporting her husband and family as a key focus in her efforts throughout her life. She was a devoted wife and grandmother. From an early age, Beverly was always out about the small town of Circleville, Utah, where she grew up looking to help and hold every newborn in town. If you couldn’t find her all you needed to do was look for the home where the newest baby had been born in town.
With her and her sister, Diania, being blessed with bright red hair, the girls enjoyed small town life and learned the value of hard work, being frugal, and the value of family and close friends.
Beverly was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She loved her boys and always took time to support them in their interests and their life challenges. She treasured all children which was demonstrated by the love and support she gave every child that entered the office at the East Elementary and the children loved her. She embraced every moment with them.
Beverly's love of sports, with basketball being at the pinnacle of her passion. She made every effort to support Dixie High School’s teams as well as Dixie College Basketball. She lived for those Friday and Saturday nights during the fall and winter months and made numerous trips around the state to watch her teams play. She was overjoyed to be one of many that traveled to Hutchinson, Kanas, to watch her Rebel team bring home a National Championship to St. George. When her health would not allow for her to attend the high school and college games in person, she turned her attention to her beloved Utah Jazz. She watched every game she could, and we are all surprised she was not hired as an assistant coach since she always had suggestions how they could play better.
Although her life was a simple one, her joy came from working alongside her husband, Keith, and the creation of memories with her children, Bard and Craig. From a chance invitation to take a ride in a jeep with dad who was just home from Korea, and a move to Phoenix, Arizona, her focus was to provide a haven of safety and love for her family. After a few years in Arizona, they decided to move back to comfort and familiarity of the red sands of southern Utah. There they raised their two boys, watched over their 5 grandchildren, and were very involved in the lives of her great and great-great grandchildren. Beverly loved children.
Their small home always provided what was needed and more, love being the key ingredient. Cookies, Angel Food Cake, homemade candies, canned fruits, and many other treats were never far from reach, we all benefited from her talents.
Beverly had a loving family. Her many aunts and uncles were always close and were examples of their family legacy, tradition, and the bonds of family. Beverly’s full, long life was such a blessing to all that she touched. Our lives have been fuller and richer because she was in it. We love you.
Beverly is preceded in death by her husband Keith Pendleton, parents Judd and Mary J. (Fullmer) Haycock, her son Keith Bardette Pendleton, and a great-grandson Riley Pendleton.
She is survived by her son Anthony Craig Pendleton (Suzanne), her grandchildren Jacob Pendleton (Erica), Benjamin Judd (B.J.) Pendleton (Shiloh), Charlin Robinson (Beau), Zach Pendleton (Sara), Chase Pendleton, 8 Great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Those who wish to join the family in honoring Beverly's life are invited to attended memorial services to be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:00 am, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. A visitation prior to services from 9:30 – 10:30 am, will also take place at Spilsbury Mortuary.
The interment will take place at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777South Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.
Friends and family that are unable to attend the services in person are welcome to view them virtually by clicking on the link below:
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.
Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Beverly’s obituary page at www.spilsburymortuary.com