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Beverley Ripley

March 29, 1937 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 83)

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Beverley Mae Ripley (Joos) age 83 of Graham, Washington passed away December 31, 2020 after a long battle with cancer, her family by her side.  Beverley was born in Peoria, IL to Emanuel Jacob Joos and Eileen Mareeda Joos.  She attended Pleasant Hill Elementary and East Peoria High school where she was part of the cheer leading team.  Bev married Frederick Dale Hammons and they later relocated to the State of Washington.  There they had four children, one boy and three girls. Bev was a loving and supportive mother to her children, providing them many opportunities.  Above all she brought them up to be strong independent individuals.  After the marriage ended, Bev supported her children by working at the Employment Security Department in Washington.  She worked hard to give them every opportunity in life.  Swimming lessons, dance lessons, modeling classes and even horse-riding and showing.  She was very involved in the dance studio, and became a dance mom to many of the students that attended. She later met her second husband and re-married to her love William Dean Ripley.  They celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary November 27, 2020.  After retirement, Bill and Bev relocated to the Washington Coast near Grayland.  Her retirement hobbies, included breeding and showing Minatare American Eskimo, dogs.  She loved those dogs and had many of them as pets.  Keeping up to fifteen at one time.  While raising dogs full time she also was involved in her ocean community.  She was the organizer for the popular Cranberry Festival in Grayland Washington, which brought people from all over the states.  Beverley is preceded in death by her parents Emanuel and Eileen Joos, her only son Kerry Dale Hammons and a granddaughter Anna Mae Chandler.  She is survived by her husband William Dean Ripley, her daughters Brenda Joy Ashworth (Mark) of NV, Babette Lynn Stoelting of TN and Belinda Jo Chandler of WA.  She is also survived by her brothers Danny Jay Joos and Garry Joe Joos of IL as well as her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step children.   Beverley will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.  In lieu of flowers please donate to Eskie Rescuer’s United at https://www.eskierescuers.org/info/donate /  a cause near and dear to her heart.

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