Beverly T. Van Name “Bev” 96 of Vero Beach, FL died peacefully in her sleep on June 13, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, John F. “Jack” Van Name and her sister, Dorothy L. “Totsie” Groner.
Beverly is survived by her son, Dr. Gregory R. Applegate and his wife Dr. Laura Applegate of Los Angeles, California, and their sons, Austin and Taylor; her niece, Beverly Groner and her husband, Pete of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and five stepchildren, Lyn Tanzi and her husband, Joseph(deceased) and their children, Rachelle, Joseph (deceased), Elizabeth, Jennifer and Michael; Jill Comer and her husband, John; Aria Catterson and her husband, John and their children, Christopher and Amanda; Robert Van Name and his wife, Maria and their children, Alexander, Erik and Anika; and Nancy Van Name. She is also survived by multiple great grandchildren and many devoted friends.
Born in West Virginia, Bev later moved to New York. She and Jack were married in December 1969 and lived on Long Island for many years before moving to Vero Beach in 1992. An avid golfer and bridge player, Bev will be remembered as a woman of strength, dignity, and grace, with a wonderful ability to create loving relationships among all of the members of her “blended” family.
Friends wishing to make memorial contributions are encouraged to make donations in her name to: PLANNED PARENTHOOD – TREASURE COAST HEALTH CENTER OF PORT SAINT LUCIE; 1696 SE Hillmoor Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach. Condolences may be shared online at www.millenniumcremationservice.com.
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