Beverly Jean Aalbers Westby


Beverly Jean Aalbers Westby passed and went to Heaven on April 9, 2022, at Woodlands Nursing Home, Eastland, Texas.

Beverly was born on July 1, 1938, just north of Lake Preston, S.D., to Garrett and Fern Hein Aalbers. She graduated from De Smet High School in 1956.

Beverly married Myron (Bud) Westby in St. Lawrence, S.D., on March 4, 1961. They lived by De Smet and Miller before moving to Hobbs, N.M., in 1966, and raising their four children, Timothy, oldest daughter Kathi Dee and twins Karen and Sharen. She was manager of the Blue Thunder Inn in Elkton for a short time.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Garrett (1993) and Mother (1999); oldest brother, Donald (2016); sister, Dorothy (2016); oldest, Kathi Dee (2019) and her beloved Pug, Cyrus.

She is survived by brothers, Kenneth of Soap Lake, Wash.,and Terry of Amarillo, Texas; sisters, Deloris of Wahpeton, N.D., Patricia (Terry) of Elkton and Nancy (Gary) of Arlington. She also left behind her three children, Timothy of Midway, Ga., Karen Cody-Van Brunt of Colorado City, Texas, and Sharen (Buddy) Hicks of Ranger, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Hobbs, N.M.

Cards and memories can be sent to Sharen Hicks, 14157 County RD 152, Ranger, TX 76470