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Beverly J. McWhirter February 20, 1932 - February 12, 2022

Beverly Joan McWhirter

Beverly Joan McWhirter passed away on February 12, 2022 in Boise, Idaho, one week shy of her 90th birthday.

Beverly was born February 20, 1932 in Ontario, OR to Robert Jean Burdette and Dottie Bell Cantrall.  She grew up in Round Valley, Idaho attending a single-room school during her early years.  Later she moved to Boise, ID to attend Boise High School and lived in the Boise area the remainder of her life.  She married Richard McWhirter in 1958 and together raised a family of seven children on a farm west of Boise.

One of Beverly’s greatest joys in life was gardening on their six acre hobby farm.  She loved collecting poems, sayings and inspirational quotes.  Every card Beverly sent was sure to include one she loved.  She was also a musician, and after her children were grown joined her friends in a band playing at retirement centers and sharing the old songs they loved to hear.

Beverly’s number one priority was her family.  She loved sharing stories and memories, and teaching the importance of passing on traditions.  She had a great love for each grandchild, bringing her so much joy.

Beverly had an unwavering testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ.  She had a deep love for the scriptures and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Preceded in death was her husband Richard McWhirter, daughter Trisha Mosher, and granddaughter Erin Vincent.

Beverly is survived by six children; Margaret (Gordon) Putnam, Beth McWhirter (Victor Pittman), Ben McWhirter, Mary McClain, Deanna (Tim) Morgan, and Todd McWhirter.  She also has 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Gloria (Billy) Hipwell and Sharon Townsend.

Funeral services will be held February 25, 2022 at 2:00pm at Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City followed by a burial at Dry Creek Cemetery.  A celebration of life with family and friends will follow.

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.  Tears are the silent language of grief.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to American heart association

To watch the service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/680616748

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

Funeral services will be held February 25, 2022 at 2:00pm at Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City followed by a burial at Dry Creek Cemetery.  A celebration of life with family and friends will follow.

To watch the service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/680616748


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    Dana fuhriman says

    I love your mom she was such an amazing person there is nothing she did not know how to do she was a wonderful friend to our mom she was one of the most living and compassionate people I knew I am so glad I knew her and for the influence for too she was to me

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    Carla Wittenburg-Porath says

    I have thought of your Mother and the McWhirter family so many times over the years. In the early sixties our families spent so much time together. Whether it be at Richard and Beverly’s place off of State Street (I still think of them and look for where it might have been when going down State Street), Mary White’s place or Helen and Freddie Fredricks place in Boise. My condolences to all who loved Beverly. May peace and comfort be in each of your hearts.

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    Mike Chase says

    Condolences to your family. My dad and Richard (Mac) were classmates and graduated from the old Eagle High school. I have fond memories of Mac’s visits years ago. Mac was a pallbearer at my dad’s funeral in 1975. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

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    Richard and Beth Buchanan says

    When it comes to Aunt Beverly saying I am so sorry seems inadequate. She was like the glue that held the family together, planning and hosting reunions, working on genealogy and family history. So grateful to Beverly for keeping in touch with Mom, they were not just In-Laws but very good friends. Mom said “Rich had the biggest smile on his face when he introduced Beverly, she was such a wonderful person and so pretty”. Beth and I send our sincerest condolences.

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    LaNae Emery Hill says

    Your mother was such a wonderful person. She was so kind a generous as well. During the last few years of our mother’s live it wasn’t uncommon to see Beverly at mom’s place visiting with her old friend. In fact the morning mom passed and nobody knew, Beverly showed up at mom’s to make her usual visit. Now the two friends are united again along with their spouses. I’m sure they are all together thinking of ways to continue the service they were always doing for others.

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