Beverly A. Nash, 78, of Interlochen, went onto Heaven early in the morning of Dec. 16, 2017 with her husband of 63 years by her bedside. Beverly was born on Aug. 23, 1939 in Holly to the late David R. and Gladys M. (Knowlton) Hayward and was one of their 12 children.
She married the love of her life, Ronald L. Nash, on Oct. 16, 1954 in Holly, where they raised their family for 29 years before moving to Interlochen.
Beverly worked at Burke Lure, Interlochen Center for the Arts and as church secretary at Grawn Methodist Church for many years, where she was also a member.
She loved to bake, and her specialties included wedding cakes, a talent handed down from her mother.
She and Ron were able to enjoy many winters in Florida, where she enjoyed weekly bingo and euchre.
Her faith was never-ending and she loved the Lord. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandma and "gigi," and she will be forever missed.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald; sons, Daniel and Douglas (Kim) Nash; daughter, Susan (Brian) Houghton; grandchildren, Amanda (Josh) Banks, Jeremy (Kelsea) Houghton, Matthew Nash, Kelly (Joe) Johnson and Kyle (Chelsea Schroeter) Nash; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Nash, Keaton and Hadleigh Banks, Ava and Jaren Houghton, Joey and Ella Johnson, and Dalton Nash; and brothers, David Hayward, Glenn Hayward and Wayne Hayward.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation held one hour prior, at Grawn United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Beverly's name to the church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Villa at Traverse Point for the excellent, loving care given to Beverly. Our hearts will be forever grateful.
Please share your thoughts and memories with Beverly's family by way of her online guestbook by visiting www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on December 21, 2017