Beverly Jeanette (Smeltzer) Lewallen passed into her heavenly home on October 16, 2018 at the age of 90 years at the Towner County Living Center in Cando, ND.
Beverly Jeanette (Smeltzer) Lewallen passed into her heavenly home on October 16, 2018, at the age of 90 years at the Towner County Living Center in Cando, ND. The memorial service for Beverly will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at the Cando Christian Fellowship Church in Cando with Steve Cameron and Rev. Michael Rohrer officiating. Beverly was born on July 4, 1928, to Elmer and Zela Smeltzer in Cando, ND. Her early years were spent with her four siblings helping on the family farm west of Cando. She was active in 4-H and the Zion Church of the Brethren. Beverly attended Prairie Rose school, graduated from Cando High School, and then attended McPherson College in McPherson, KS. On October 20, 1947, she married the love of her life, Delbert Lewallen, at the Church of the Brethren in Zion, ND. Beverly and Delbert raised five children on their family farm in the Zion community. She served her church faithfully as organist, Sunday School teacher, president of the Ladies Aid, and in various ways throughout her life whenever a need arose. Her community involvement included local clubs such as Towner County Rest Home Auxiliary, a weekly craft club, the cancer board, social services for Towner County, and as PTA President. Her heart and home were always open to friends and family and she was a strength to many during times of sorrow and sickness. Beverly's faith in God was lived out through her daily life which was filled to overflowing. She will be missed dearly, but her spirit will live on through the children she raised and in all she accomplished. Beverly will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 71 years, Delbert, daughter, Gloria (Larry) Martin of Goshen, IN.; daughter, Rhonda (Bob) Osness of Calgary, AB.; daughter, Denisse (Steve) Cameron of Estes Park, CO.; son, Bruce (Karen) Lewallen of Bisbee, ND.; daughter, Celeste (Jeff) McChesney of Waxhaw, NC.; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Beverly is also survived by brother, Roland, of Fargo, ND, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Dennis, brothers, Norman and Keith, and sister, Eileen Heardt. Online guestbook is available at www.dunnigandix.com Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home of Cando, ND is in charge of arrangements.