“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”
Beverly Peterson Hartwell of Draper, loving mother, daughter, sister, grandma, GG, aunt and friend, passed away with loving family in her home at the beautiful ripe age of 93.
“Bev” was born in Montpelier, Idaho August 26th 1927, to Harvey J. Peterson and Winifred Arnold Peterson Terpenning (Ben Terpenning). She married Joesph J. Hartwell, they later divorced. She is survived by brother Gerald (Crista) Peterson, her son, Greg Hartwell and her daughter Kristine (Alan) Summerhays and her grandchildren; Greg Jr, Benjamin, Tessie, Ian, Ryan (Brittany), Kaitlan (Brett), Megan (Arawa) & Camryn as well as her many Great Grandchildren: Benjamin, Owen, Emree, Daxton, Gracee, Nova, Scout, Jaymer, Trae, Rylee, Knox, Milo, Taika, Noah, Drake, Sydnee, Payton and Ainzlee and her many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by her mother and father, step dad Ben Terpenning, her sister Geraldine, her brother Douglas, her cousin Ione, her nephew Joed, her daughter-in-law Linda, her grandson Dustan and all her cherished pets, that she treated like royalty.
Bev lived a life full of adventure- As a single woman in the 60’s she was determined to reach her financial goals, and she did! She was a hardworking woman; who started working at the age of 12, when she was younger people always thought she was older than she was because of her height- being that she hit 5’9 already. She spent most nights in high school calling railroad crews to work by riding her bike from place to place then heading straight to school.
“Ding Dong AVON Calling!” - Man, did she love Avon! She dedicated many decades of her life; hiring, motivating and putting on a show at sales meetings. When she was on that stage she just transformed!
She was a celebrated district manager, managing up to 400 women at a time. She was in “The Circle of Excellence”for the six consecutive years it ran, starting in 1973, thanks to that Circle she was able to travel the world.
After she retired she spent the years dotting on her children, grandchildren and her immaculate home and yard. She loved going to her “stores” and making life long friends with all the employees. She stayed in touch with many of her “Avon ladies” and would meet them for lunch regularly.
She worked at Guadalahonkys, in many positions. Years after she stopped working she would stop in to say hello and get her daily “Diet Coke with lotsa, lotsa of ice” in her massive insulated jug.
She lived across the street from her daughter Kristine for 40 years and like clockwork she would get the mail and head over to Kristine’s to catch her up on her daily happenings and her “soaps”. When she left, there would be a lingering perfume, so you’d know she had been there not long before.
She was the most well put together and timeless woman on the block; her spirit was as fiery as her red hair and she had the best sense of humor! She was thoughtful and very tender hearted, those close to her knew how much she cared. She loved just spending time with people and always remembered a birthday. She deeply cherished her special relationship with her cousin Ione and friendships with her sister-in-law Crista Peterson, close friends Barbara Nielson, Jill Lowry, Ken Roden and longtime neighbor Becky Hutcheon.
A celebration of Bev’s life will be on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Please call the funeral parlor at 801-474-9119 between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to make a reservation in order to abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks are required. She will be laid to rest at Larkin Sunset Gardens in a private family service.
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“See ya later alligator, after while crocodile”