Beverly Anne Dobyns
May 1, 1932 – January 28th, 2019

Beverly Anne Dobyns passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, January 28th, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family. The day before, she and her family spent a wonderful day together at one of Beverly’s favorite places, the beach.

Beverly was born on May 1st, 1932 in Buchanan, Michigan to her proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haaker Pearson. At the age of 10 Beverly and her family relocated to a large farm in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. Beverly learned how to drive a tractor, care for all the farm animals and participated in the chores, loving them all. She enjoyed farm life and this began her love of all animals.

She met Lowell Dobyns in 1955 and they married in 1956. She always said, “Lowell was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Beverly and Lowell had two daughters. Sandra was born in 1958 and Cindy in 1961.

Beverly, Lowell and the girls enjoyed spending time camping and doing things in the outdoors together and spending time at their cabin in the Trinity Alps. She was a lifeong Seventh Day Adventist and was very active in the Fortuna Church for over 60 years. She blessed the church and congregation by playing the organ during worship services. She was also a Sabbath School Secretary.

Beverly was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lowell, in 2015. She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra Rhoads and Cindy Neumann, both of Fortuna. Grand-children, Andrew Rhoads and Nikki Neumann. Brother-in-law, Ivan Blazen. Nieces, Lynell Babienco, Jean Blazen and Yvonne Doggett.

The family would like to thank her church family for their love and support over the years and to Hospice of Humboldt who came on board and ministered to Beverly and the family near the end. Beverly’s greatest desire and source of comfort was that she would one day be reunited with her family in heaven.

The family invites you to a service for Beverly on Saturday, February 2nd, at 4 in the afternoon, Fortuna Seventh Day Adventist Church. 2301 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, CA 95540.


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