Feb. 19, 1946 – May 2, 2019
Beverly A. Aberle, 73, was born in Peoria, Ill., to Lawrence Aberle, Sr. and Virginia M. Aberle. She graced us with her presence from Feb. 19, 1946. Bev graduated from Limestone Community High School in 1964. After graduating, she worked at Hunts in Peoria, Ill. She later moved to Minnesota and married and had two children from that marriage: Denise Johnson of Green River, Wyo., and Kenneth Johnson, Jr. of Mora, Minn. Denise made Bev a grandma twice. Bev’s precious grandchildren Emma and Logan will be left with precious memories of their grandmother. She loved spending time with them.
Bev went on to further her education. She graduated from Anoka-Ramsey Community College in 1982 with honors. Bev often spoke of working alongside the cardiac surgeon who did the world’s first heart transplant, Dr. Christian Bernard. Bev moved from the cold winters of Minnesota to follow her daughter out to Wyoming. There she worked at Walmart as a supervisor. The job brought her much happiness as this is where she met her best friend Josh Isaacson. They became lifelong friends all the way up to her passing. Bev mentored him as if he was her own flesh and blood. He was her rock when her youngest child, Chad Joseph Aberle, departed this life Nov. 1, 2016. Bev never really got over the loss of her youngest son. But her strong Catholic faith brought her through her darkest of hours.
Bev learned how to play a guitar and sing. She went on to work with special needs children. She met a young man who she cared for named Charlie. He became a big part of Bev’s life until his passing. Bev went on to have her first of two heart surgeries. She is currently in a study in the University of Utah to help others with heart disease and valve replacements, which she was very proud of doing.
Beverly leaves behind her children, Denise Johnson of Green River, Wyo., and Kenneth Johnson, Jr., of Mora, Minn.; mother, Virginia M. Aberle of St. Simons Island, Ga.; four sisters, Judith (Robert) Francis of Marion, Ill., Florence White of Peoria, Ill., Christine (Bruce) Sam’s of Chillicothe, Ill., Pamela (William) Horan, Sr. of St. Simons Island, Ga. She has one brother, Lawrence Aberle, Jr., of Bartonville, Ill.
Bev recently lost her companion Pup. We imagine she greeted her at the gates.
She leaves behind many friends and family who will miss her dry sense of humor. She loved her family with everything she had in her and then some.
Cremation has taken place at the Antelope Butte Crematory in Greybull. She will be placed in the family plot by her father. Condolence maybe shared with the family addressed to Virginia Aberle, c/o Atwood Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 530, Basin, WY 82410. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atwood Family Funeral Directors.