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Beverly T. Van Name

January 26, 1926 ~ June 13, 2022

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


Aria Catterson

June 19, 2022, 11:48 am

Our dearest Bev…
You made such a difference in my life
Took me and my sisters in, when you married our dad, LaRue Applegate
You gave us all stability, loved us like your own and you will live always through our memories of you
You are gone, but NEVER FORGOTTEN
❤️ Aria Applegate Catterson

Beverly Groner

June 19, 2022, 1:49 pm

My beautiful auntie, I love you so.

Barbara Teter Greeley

June 22, 2022, 3:26 pm

Although we were sisters, we didn’t really know each other until 2003 when my husband, Tom, & I visited Vero Beach. (There was a 24 year age difference.) What a warm welcome!! Beverely was gracious and welcoming, and I felt that immediate bond that only sisters would know. Through the following years we often talked about our father, Bernard Teter, and caught up on questions we both had about our joint heritage. We both learned a lot! Tom & I would make it a priority to visit Beverly in Vero Beach when we were in Florida. Last time we “saw” each other was in March when we Zoomed with our youngest sister, Linda Dorman (Sissie). Our bond and love grew over the almost 20 years that we were in contact, and I was thrilled that she was able to talk with me about family things that she only shared with our other sister, Totsie. I will always remember Bev as a beautiful woman, strong, kind and loving. You showed all who knew you what it meant to age gracefully and to keep your mind sharp. My life is richer from having known you. I will miss you! Love, Bobbie

Rob and Maria Van Name

June 24, 2022, 1:54 pm

Maria & I will miss Beverly. My favorite quote from Beverly was “I never expected to live so long”. She was in charge and at peace as she exited this world.

Greg and Laura Applegate

June 24, 2022, 9:19 pm

You all know my mother as a strong, insightful and intelligent woman who could make everyone feel welcome. She was a very loving and supportive mother to us all and always wanted the best for us. She stood behind her beliefs and opinions as well as those of others who might think or behave differently. She imprinted those values on us. She was also a loving grandmother to our two boys.

Her favorite quote from my perspective: “Say nothing unless it is of complementary nature.”

She is in our minds daily, and in our hearts forever.

Anika Y Corr (VanName)

July 2, 2022, 9:09 am

Dear Oma,

I love you. Thank you for all the wonderful memories growing up on Long Island and as an adult in Florida. I am going to miss hearing you tell me how proud you are of me as a mother and a nurse.

Your beauty, wisdom and grace are forever embedded in my heart. You knew when it was time to go and you made your plan with dignity. I will continue to “brag” about my 96 year old grandmother for being sophisticated, sharp as a tack, using Facebook and her iPad . I loved to say “Don’t talk politics with her! My grandfather was a Republican and she’s a Democrat. They had an 8×10 picture of “their” President taped to the secretary desk in the kitchen!”

Oh to be a fly on the wall when Opa finally got to see you again! I can hear him say “oh darling, what took you so long”?

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