Nov. 15, 1930 — Jan. 17, 2023

Beverly Jean Springer passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in her home in St. George, Utah at the age of 93.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1930, in Long Beach, California. She was the only child of Roger Hunter and Vara Alline (Tidwell) Rubottom. She was born during the Great Depression growing up in the same neighborhood until she was 12 years old.

World War II started when she was 11 years old. Her Dad was too old to be drafted, but her mother went to work in a machine shop to help with the war effort. She remembers how frightened she and her mom were when they had air-raids. When the sirens went off, they would go into the hall and close all the doors until it was over.

When she went to Junior High School, she had to make new friends. She has still kept in touch with some of those friends by telephone even though they live in different states. She was secretary of the High Teen Canteen where all the kids hung out. July before her senior year she was introduced to Ralph Springer by their friends. They liked each other immediately and married after almost three months of dating on Oct. 4, 1947, in Long Beach, California.

Their first daughter, Terri Lyn was born 5 years later in 1952. They purchased their first home in the summer of 1955 and their second daughter, Vicki Lynn, was born. Bev loved being a homemaker.

In 1960, Ralph was transferred to Salt Lake City and that is where she joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1962. Ralph and Bev were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1964 and were married one month shy of 70 years at his passing in 2017.

They moved many more times to Arizona, California and back to Utah with Ralph’s work. It was a good experience and she met wonderful new friends wherever they lived. Not accepting a transfer to Spain, they started their own business, Springer Distributing in Salt Lake City, Utah distributing Mother’s Cookies in 1970 and Bev did all the bookkeeping and office management. They felt the Heavenly Father guiding them to move back to Utah.

They built a home in Park City in 1980 and then moved to St. George in 1986. She loved the service she was able to do for the church and the love for her husband and family is what made her happy.

Bev held many positions in the auxiliaries as President and Counselors and served as Relief Society President three times and loved every calling and opportunity to serve. She and Ralph served two missions to San Diego and Tahiti. She also assisted Ralph as Director of the Baptistry in the St. George Temple. She cared for Ralph for many years as his Alzheimer’s worsened, giving him loving care.

She loved to buy new cars, loved to vacation in San Diego at the Capri by the Sea, loved to rent condos in Park City or Southern California for a month at a time. Over the years she collected many stuffed bears and recently loved to give them to the great grandchildren and have them pick their favorite one to take home.

Beverly is survived by her daughter, Vicki Crockett; grandsons: Scott Demas, Greg (Nicole) Crockett; granddaughters: Kari (Patrick) Merican, Julie (Brandon) Hunt; and great grandchildren: Preston, Paige and Tyson Crockett, Karli, Drew, Chase and Hailey Evans, Bentley, Landon, and Porter Hunt. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; daughter, Terri; and sons-in-law: Bob Crockett and Steven Demas.

The family is so grateful for the care that Dixie Hospice gave to Bev during the last months of her life. A special thank you to Lexie and Amber and all the nurses on call that brought such comfort during a hard time. Also, Aime spent the night during some sleepless nights.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the Tonaquint Cemetery located at 1777 South Dixie Drive, St George Utah. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humanitarian Aid with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Arrangements are under the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.