Beverley B. Bourne
August 10, 1934 – November 12, 2022
VISITATION: Tuesday, November 15th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, November 16th at 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific.
Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Holy Name Catholic Church.
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Preceded in death by husband, John P. “Jack”; daughter, Mary Francis; sisters: Alberta, Betty, and Marguerite; brother, John; daughter-in-law, Cindy. Survived by children: John (Karen), Kelly (Liz), Greg, Neil (Laura), Pat (Renee), Jeanne (Yiorgos), and Jackie (Ken); fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; as well as countless cousins, nieces and nephews, friends, and a lifelong pen pal from Ireland to whom she was close.
Beverley grew up in the Holy Name area of Omaha and graduated from Holy Name high school. After meeting and marrying Jack Bourne, they were involved in the Holy Name church, school, and community for many years, and Bev was inducted into the Holy Name School Hall of Fame for her commitment to the school.
An avid reader and conversationalist, Beverley kept the household full of kids, neighbors, friends, Priests, and others who passed along Fontenelle Blvd. She was a Cub Scouts den mother, a volunteer at church/school, and worked at Northern Natural Gas, Enron, and First Data later in life once the kids were in school. In 2001, Bev had the honor of being an Olympic torchbearer, having been nominated by her niece, Lisa Giddings.
Bev had a particular knack for the English language and could finish the most challenging crossword puzzles in a few minutes. A profound spelling resource, she would get calls from friends and neighbors asking how to spell a variety of words.
A lifelong learner, Bev was always involved in book clubs, taking classes at community college, attending plays and other cultural events, and she even taught herself to play the ukulele late in life. There was always a good story and a laugh, and even late in Bev’s life, the family kept learning new things that she or her family had done.
After retirement, Bev and Jack traveled the world. A two-week tour of the New England area during the fall, a trip to Australia, Ireland and several around-the-world cruises were among her favorites.
Bev and Jack were married for 62 years, after having met at a gas station in the Metcalf Park area where Jack was working. They were extremely proud of their seven children and their families.