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Beverly Ann Sproul

Beverly A. Sproul, 81, Buffalo, N.D., died Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Palm Desert, Calif.

After 81 years filled with family, friends and adventures galore Beverly Ann Sproul is now hosting the eternal get together. The celebration in heaven is filled with all the magic moments of a life lived to the fullest. This small town girl born in Minot, North Dakota made all of her dreams come true.

Ted and Marie Wilde rejoiced the day Beverly was born on Dec. 8, 1929.

She learned at an early age that family was first and foremost through countless celebrations with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. The ultimate event was Dec. 26, 1951 when Beverly married the love of her life, John Sproul from Buffalo, N.D., and began fifty-nine years of marriage to an Air Force Officer. Together they made homes throughout the United States and Europe. Each location brought eager expectations of new friends, enjoying the local culture through sightseeing and an opportunity to grow in faith and family.

Beverly's work as an executive administrative assistant for seventeen years was rewarding but her greatest fulfillment was her family. Her two children, Greg and Robin, along with their families had been Mom's focus. Milestone birthday and anniversary celebrations in the Sproul family are tradition. An exceptional cook who made everyone feel at home, Beverly always entertained with flair and looked forward to every holiday with eager anticipation.

Beverly's granddaughter Heather describes her grandma as extraordinarily loving and giving, having a deep faith in God, devoted to family and friends. Going to frandma's on the farm in Buffalo or at the condo in Palm Desert was always a treat. The family has precious memories of grand family vacations and simple moments laughing while playing cards.

Words fall short in expressing the depth of love Beverly demonstrated throughout her life. She emphasized unconditional love and an abiding faith in God. It is through her example that John, Greg and Sue, Heather and Tim, and Robin and Mardy are able to celebrate her life and the privilege of being her family. The tears we cry are the tears of gratitude knowing we are blessed with wonderful family, dear friends and knowing we will always commune with our loved one in our hearts.

Beverly's funeral service will be held June 13, 2011 at 11 a.m., in the First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, ND, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Her final resting place will be in the family mausoleum in the Buffalo Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to:

(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)