Beverly Jean Moody

of Lubbock, TX

November 18, 1933 - March 21, 2020

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Beverly Jean (Downs) Moody, 86 of Lubbock, Texas. Beverly’s life began in Chickasha, OK on November 18, 1933. The only child born to Stuart and Alleen Downs. Beverly passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Beverly graduated from Chickasha High School in 1951, where she was a cheerleader and tennis player. Beverly married Darrell Keith Moody of Rush Spring, OK on December 22, 1951.

Together they lived in six states and in one foreign country as Darrell was pursuing his career in Engineering and Construction. Their family of two daughters and one son brought them seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Beverly was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Before the illness that eventually took her life, she was a fascinating and truly unique individual. She slept so little knowing there was more to be done. She fit many hours into the day and was always hard at work as a mother, wife and friend. She was magically beautiful, kind to a fault and gently, but fierce in knowing and fulfilling her responsibilities to her Lord and family. She had an incredible desire to help others and she lived her life with an unflagging commitment to her Lord and family. While raising her family, she found time to have a photography business, be a girl scout leader, as well as have a rich and creative life. She was always a very active member of the Church of Christ wherever they lived.

Until Beverly lost the ability to control her mind, she never complained about her terrible disease and realized she needed to go first. She did not dread death. Darrell says that Beverly was the light of his life, his best friend and constant companion for more than 68 years. He thanks God constantly for giving him Beverly, and for the promise of eternal union. There may not be an earthly love anywhere greater than her love for her husband and family.

Surviving her are her husband of 68 years, Darrell; daughters, Darra Lansman and husband Gary of Lubbock, TX, Marta Jividen and husband Steve of Charlotte, TN. Seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Randall Stuart.

The family thanks Hospice of Lubbock for their kindness and caring during Beverly’s long illness.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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5 Condolence(s)
Denelda Gonsalves
Pleasanton, CA
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Such beautiful memories of Aunt Beverly. I was 5 years old when she & Uncle Darrel. I remember how sweet she was. She loved my curly hair, every time we were together she would curl my hair around her fingers. She said I want a daughter with curly hair. She got her wish for sure (Marta). She was loved by many. Our prayers to Uncle Darrel, Darra, Marta & her grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Alan&Vickie Dennis
BrokenArrow, OK
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sending out prayers to the family of Beverly Moody RIP sweet Aunt Bev

Terry McWhirter
Brimfield, IL
Thursday, March 26, 2020

God bless you Darrel and your family.

Cindy (Lockyear) Burkett
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Beverly was like a second mother to me as I grew up with Darra. She took many pictures of me and my children. She was my girl scout leader. A more loving and wonderful woman would be hard to find. Rest in peace til we meet again.

Carol Brewer
Lewisville, TX
Thursday, March 26, 2020

I have so many fun memories of time with your family. As a teenager, getting to spend time in your home was always fun!! Her love for all of you, her God and others was easy to see. Thinking of each of you! Thankful you have so many wonderful memories!