Beverly J. Gillies: Nov. 26, 1938 – Aug. 1, 2018



Beverly J. Gillies was born Nov. 26, 1938, in Watertown, S.D. She passed away at her home suddenly Aug. 1, 2018. We guess she thought three months was long enough without Dad, the love of her life, so she decided to go be with him and her Lord in heaven.

Our mother was a homemaker and she took care of Dad and us five kids. She loved to garden and she loved family gatherings, especially the visits from her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Mom was a member of the Navy wives bowling league up until about two years ago and did this most of her life. Her favorite color was pink. Mom was not a fancy person; when you saw her, she was in her blue jeans and pink sweatshirts that she had hundreds of.

In her honor and memory, some of us kids and grandchildren will be wearing pink sweatshirts and Avon jewelry to her service.

Mom had quite the collection of Avon jewelry. I am sure she will be laughing at us. But she will know that we all love and miss her very much!

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Tearle Gilles, of 59 years, three sisters, grandchildren and both her parents.

She is survived by her children, Randall Gillies, Linda (Tony) Baeyan, Patricia (James) Peterson, Robin Bowden (Gary Latting) and Vicki Gillies (Robert Watt Jr.). Also surviving are her sister Kay (Ray) Carlisle, brother Garry Black, brother-in-law Leslie (Marlys) Gillies, sister-in-law Sonya (Charles) Welch, 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Beverly will be held at Wallin Funeral Home on Aug. 8, 2018, with a viewing from 12-1 p.m. and services starting at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery where we will lay her to rest with Dad. Immediately after there will be a reception at Wallin Funeral Home.

To leave condolences or share messages, please visit Beverly’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneral

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