Beverley Ann Howard, 76 years of age and a longtime North Beach area resident, died on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Swedish Hospital, Cherry Hill Campus, in Seattle, Washington. She was born on July 5, 1943, in Tacoma, Washington, to Bernard and Mildred Nioma (Slade) Bumgarner Sr. and was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.
She was raised in Taholah and attended schools in Taholah and Moclips.
On Oct. 10, 1959, she was married to John Perry Howard in Taholah and they have since resided in the North Beach area.
Beverley Ann Howard had worked for the Quinault Indian Nation as a tree planter, fish clipper, a clam digger in the North Beach and Alaska areas, an office clerk, cleaned the shake mill at Taholah and was a commercial fisherman on the Humptulips River.
She enjoyed traveling to Reno, watching her kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events and the tribal canoe journeys. She liked doing crafts, sewing, cooking and baking.
Beverley Ann Howard is survived by her husband, John Perry Howard of the Moclips family home, her son, Archie Bernard Howard (Mandy) of Moclips, two daughters; Dawn Radonski (Rob) of Hoquiam and Alison Boyer (Del) of Moclips, one brother, Timothy Bumgarner of Moclips, her grandchildren; Larassa Howard, Caitlin Howard, Max Howard, Jonathan Boyer, Keenam Howard, Mae Harrison and Staci Bruce; her great-grandchildren, Blaine Ancheta, JaDen Boyer, Ky’ler Howard, Jay-Vin Howard, Alessha Howard, Madison Harrison. Jordan Harrison, Bubba “Robert” Harrison and Brenden Radonski, her great-great-grandchildren; Camden Harrison and Kaiden Harrison and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1970 and a brother, Bernard “Buzzy” Bumgarner Jr. in 1993.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Coleman Mortuary Chapel in Hoquiam with Jerry Walther officiating. Concluding service with vault interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam.
A gathering for family and friends will follow the services.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
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