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Celebration of Life for Beverly Jean Bowlus

Beverly Jean Bowlus
November 5, 1938 – November 18, 2021

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Beverly Jean Bowlus.

Beverly Jean Bowlus passed away on November 18, 2021, in Spanish Springs, Nevada, after a brief illness. She was 83.

Beverly was born in Los Angeles, California to Flora Mae Smith and Lewis James Smith.

While growing up in the Los Angeles area she enjoyed vacationing in Big Bear at the family cabin. She graduated from University High School and attended Santa Monica City College.

She was married to Gerald Robert Bowlus for 40 years before his passing in 2001. For over 30 years they owned and operated Crystal Lamp Parts which was a wholesale lighting company in Los Angeles. They enjoyed traveling the world both for business and pleasure. They lived in Tarzana, California, before retiring in North Fork, California, in 1997. They spent many years traveling to their second home in Mammoth Mountain, enjoying skiing in the winter and the beautiful lakes and mountains in the summer.

She enjoyed many cruises around the world with family and friends. She was an avid swimmer and loved anything having to do with water. Beverly always cherished the times spent with family and friends. She spent the past 5 years in the Reno and Spanish Springs area.

She was always actively volunteering her entire adult life which included American Diabetes Association and Childhelp USA. During her time in North Fork she was a very active parishioner of Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church and a member of the handbell choir group.

Beverly is survived by her daughter Tamara Ann Boyle and her son-in-law Gregory Allan Boyle, of Truckee, California, along with many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Robert Bowlus; son Kenneth Edward Bowlus; and brother James Lewis Smith.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and will be remembered for touching all of us with her generosity and optimism.

There will be a Celebration of Life planned for some time later in 2022.

In lieu of flowers we request memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Forever in our hearts.

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