Beverly Jean McGrath

Beverly Jean McGrath


Beverly “Bev” Jean McGrath, 63, passed away peacefully at her home in Gilbert, Arizona, on Monday, December 16, 2019. Bev was born on March 29, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois to Harrell (deceased) and Shirley Clark. Family and friends were Bev’s greatest passion and above all she found delight in helping and serving others. She is survived by her husband, Don; children, Donny (Joanna) and Tim (Anna); her mother, Shirley; brothers, Dave (Kathy), John (Carol), and Frank; and her nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Bev’s life will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Broadway Christian Church, 7335 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85208, Phone: (480) 981-0802. All are welcome to attend. Please join us for lunch following the service at the church.

Sympathy cards can be sent to:

The McGrath Family

1700 East Lakeside Drive, Unit 59

Gilbert, Arizona 85234

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23 responses to Beverly Jean McGrath

  1. Joshua Yassa says:

    Bev was such a selfless and sweet hearted person. No matter what she was going through, she wanted and cared to know how you and your loved ones were doing. Her Love and care for others was a testament to her Faith in God. Prayers and Thoughts with the McGrath Family.

  2. My wife Jeri met Bev at a woman’s bible study about 15 years ago and shortly after that Bev invited us over where we met Don. We had so much in common with them cuz Jeri and Bev were talkers fixing the world’s problems. Don and I would start off listening to them but before too long we would start sharing jokes with each other as we both loved to tell jokes. We tried to get together as often as we could and we also visited Bev when her time was drawing near. Bev also possessed a great sense of humor and she was spontaneous with clever comebacks. She was amazingly strong through her 3 year fight with cancer. When we visited them in October she carried on like she always did, that we forgot that she was even ill. Our visits would last for hours everytime we got together because we had so much in common with them and the laughter was non stop. Each new say brings blessings and challenges. Remember to thank God for every little thing he does throughout your day. And to also thank Him for the challenges that come our way. It’s how we deal with the challenges that tests our faith. Bev was blessed with the gift of eternal life and is now free of all challenges. Don and all of us will continue to face challenges. Please pray for Don as even though he knows that Bev is free of pain and with God, the void of losing her will be a struggle and a monumental challenge to overcome. We know that his strong faith in our savior will keep him strong. I for one will look forward to getting together with him as often as I can. because we gotta keep the jokes flowing. Laughter really is the best medicine.

  3. I sit here thinking of all the things Bev and I have been through together…
    We grew up on the south side of Chicago in the small neighborhood of Canaryville.There are many memories I hold close to my heart and anyone who knows me, knows I will tell those stories every chance I get. Growing up we hung around together, lived about 8 houses from each other, and worked our first job together as “quality control clerks”.
    Most of all I will miss our long distance phone calls venting about our kids lol. Even this past month Don would say Barb, Bev has about 5 minutes to talk before she has to eat dinner .. and about an hour later I would say I think we better hang up for now…😃
    Don tried but I think he knew that our 5 min was at least an hour…
    She even called to apologize for making Me cry when she told me that it was God’s choice to bring her home… How do you not miss someone that’s always caring about someone else’s feelings?
    Bev’s mom had a close relationship with her sisters..2 have passed and 1 still here.,commonly refered to as “the sisters” they had a tight bond and always there for each other ..especially if bingo was involved lol.
    This is where I think she developed the first love of family….❤️
    Bev was over the top …when her mom and brother Frank decided to move out to Arizona.❤️
    In later years ,we lived in separate states but OUR bond with one another I believed never stopped….

    We begin to remember
    Not just that you died,
    But that you lived~~~
    ~~~And that you gave us
    Memories to beautiful to forget….

    I will miss you “Beverly Jean ”
    Friends ~n~ cousins
    Love, Barb

  4. Dot says:

    Bev was a kind caring person, she will be missed. My prayers and condolence are with the family. God’s blessing

  5. I love you my Friend you will truly be missed you earned your wings rest in peace sweetie

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