Beverly Jean Ellwood


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Beverly Jean Ellwood

January 5th, 1932 - May 29th, 2017


Beverly Jean Ellwood passed away at her home Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born in Denver, CO on Jan. 5, 1932 to William and Myrna (Rhodes) McWilliams. Howard Shepherd became Beverly’s step father when Myrna met and married him after William passed away.
The family moved from Denver to Vale, OR where they lived until Dec. 1939 when the family moved to Weiser; which became her permanent home.
 Later she met and married James Ellwood on January 24, 1953 in Winnemucca, NV.
Beverly worked as a nurse and cook in the Weiser School District and a babysitter. Above all else she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved gardening, crafts, such as doll making and crocheting. She was a loving and kind soul and was grateful for everything she had.
Beverly is survived by three brothers, Jack Shepherd, Jerry Shepherd and Bob Shepherd; one sister Louise “Sis” Campbell; seven children, Greta Sinclair, Rosemary Bohannon, Gary Ellwood, Paul Ellwood, Linda Ellwood, Steve Ellwood and Scott Ellwood; eight grandchildren, James Erickson, Matthew Erickson, Alana Bohannon, Thayne Bohannon, Holdyn-Wilson Ellwood, Joseph Ellwood, Justin Gulleff, and Wyatt Ellwood; and great grandchildren Trevor Erickson, Atreyu and Tattianna Ellwood/Erickson, Bodie McGuirl and Zoey Gulleff.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband (James), two sisters, five brothers, and one grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 2nd at the First Baptist Church in Weiser. Condolences may be made to Beverly’s family at  HYPERLINK "http://www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com" www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Memorials may be made to Heart N Home Hospice 1100 NW 12th St. Fruitland, Idaho 83619.

Mom has made me laugh,
Made me cry,
Hugged me tight,
Watched me succeed,
Seen me fail,
Cheered me on,
Kept me going strong,
And drove me crazy.
Moms are a promise from God, that you will have your friend forever