Beth Stevenson Brewster 1918 ~ 2011
Beth Stevenson Brewster, 92, died August 19, 2011 at the home of her daughter Nancy in Mapleton, Utah. She was born in Ruth, Nevada on August 28, 1918 to John Henry Stevenson and Hilda Coffman Stevenson. She grew up in Garfield, Utah and attended Cypress High School. She married Harold Ballard Richardson. They later divorced. She married Kyle Hayes Brewster and later divorced. She sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 21 years. She was a member of the "Forty-Niners" all her adult life. This was a returned missionary group from the LDS Swiss-German mission circa 1934-1939. She moved to California at age 48 and began a new chapter. She retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, retired as a docent at the Oakland Museum, and sang in several area choruses. She was a member of the Symphony Guild, was a published author andprize winning poet, and enjoyed folk dancing until an auto accident made that impossible. She was a member of the Sierra Club and hiked the Sierras. She loved Elderhostel and traveled the world visiting every continent but one and she said she'd leave that one to the penguins. Beth was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister; her sons, Robert Eugene Richardson, Kyle Stevenson Brewster, Randall Hayes Brewster; daughter, Stephanie B. Whitesides; and grandson, David Whitesides. She is survived by daughters: Nancy B. Athay, Mapleton, Utah and Crystine B. West (Chuck), Alameda, California; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Mapleton City Park at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 25th. This is open to family and friends. No tears will be allowed, at Mom's instructions. She will be buried at the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah. Arrangements handled by Wheeler Mortuary, Springville, Utah.