Beverly Lafferty


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 6:57 pm
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Beverly J. Lafferty, 71, of Moline, died Thursday, Dec 27, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz.
Memorial services are being held at Carlos O'Kelly's, Moline, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m.
Originally from Perth Amboy, N.J., Beverly moved to the Quad-Cities in 1960s. She retired Sept. 1, 2011, from the Rock Island Arsenal after 35 years. While there she received numerous awards for outstanding service. She enjoyed gambling, reading, sci-fi movies, ghost hunting and traveling. She also loved spending time with her family. Beverly had a great sense of humor and always gave unselfishly to others.
Survivors include her four children, including Lisa (Jerry) Devlin, Rock Island, and Christopher Velez, Colorado; a sister, Linda (Than) Byrkit and her two sons and wives with their children; also by six grandchildren who will miss her dearly, including Ashley and Nichole Velez, Maryville, Ill., and Adam Devlin, Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Condolences can be sent to odev05@yahoo.com to be shared with family and friends.












 



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