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Beverly Ann Painter Jex

The News-Examiner of Montpelier, Idaho

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Beverly Ann Painter Jex, 78 of Lehi, formerly from Woodinville, Washington, died after a long battle after suffering a stroke in 2010. She died early Friday morning October 30, 2015, in Leni Utah. The youngest child of William James Painter & Morna Avis Sterling, she was born August 8th, 1937 at Montpelier, Idaho.

Beverly grew up in Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho where she attended elementary school with her mother, Avis, who taught school there for many years. Beverly graduated as valedictorian of her high school class at Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho in 1955.

She attended BYU where she played in the BYU Marching Band, and worked in the athletic department with BYU Coach Stan Watts.

Beverly married Louis Lynn Jex on January 15, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Married to her sweetheart for over 56 years, the family lived in California before moving to the Pacific Northwest and settling in Woodinville

Washington. They moved back to Herriman Utah a number of years ago. Active in the LDS Cnurch her entire life, Beverly served in many church callings over the years, but most enjoyed her service as an ordinance worker in the Seattle, Jordan River and Oquirrh Mountain Temples.

She was well known as an excellent seamstress, making many formal and wedding gowns. She put her impressive typing skills to good use typing patriarchal blessings given by her husband Lynn to over a thousand recipients over the years. She enjoyed riding her horse Midnight, listening to the Bar-J Wranglers, and was elected the Bear Lake County Rodeo Queen in 1955.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, half siblings, a son-in-law and grandson. Survivors include her husband, Lynn, and her children: Michael (Cheri) Jex, Georgia; Shelli 0im) Birrell and Karla Jean Jex (Francis), Oregon; Lauri (Mike) Clark, Utah and Karen (Kenneth) Roberts, Utah; 22 grandchildren and 9 | great-grandchildren, as Swell as many nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday Nov. 3rd, from 6-8 PM at the River Rose Ward located at 13375 S 6000 W, Herriman, Utah. Services will be held Wednesday Nov. 4th, at the same location beginning with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 AM. Family Prayer will be at 10:30 AM with services to follow from 11 AM to noon. Piper Ian Williams will play the bagpipes at the funeral in celebration of Beverly's Scottish Heritage, of which she was very proud. Her Scottish family motto is "Gang Forward" and exemplifies her life long strength to forge bravely into the future in all endeavors.

Interment will be at Bloomington Cemetery in Bloomington Idaho on Friday Nov. 6th, 2015. The graveside service will begin at 11:30 AM.



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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015



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