Beverly Jane Stoker


Beverly J. Stoker passed away on March 18, 2019 in Mesa. She was born February 28, 1932 in Crawfordsville, IN to Jesse and Elsa Zachary, who preceded her in death. On December 23, 1951 she married George B. Stoker, and they were married 43 years, until his death. She is survived by her brother Kevin (Charlotte) Zachary, Warsaw IN; by her five children: Deborah (Gary) Stevens, Columbus OH, Peggy Lickert, Portland OR, Michael (Kristen) Stoker, Mesa, Susan Lynn, Phoenix AZ, and Stephen Stoker, Mesa AZ; and by 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. One great-grandchild, Caydon, preceded her in death.

She was a 1949 graduate of Crawfordsville High School and attended Indiana University. She worked at Indiana Bell Telephone prior to her marriage, and as a full-time family manager while raising children. In 1968, the family relocated to the Chicago area. In 1975, the family moved to Arizona where she began a career as a Pharmacy technician, gaining recognition for her outstanding customer service. After retirement Beverly enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Bev's kitchen table was the heart of the house where family, friends and food came together. There was always a place, whether for an unexpected guest for supper or for coffee and conversation. Beverly was a generous and kind friend to many across the span of her life.

We wish to thank the staff at Mesa Good Shepherd for the loving care our Mom received over the past two years.

The family will gather later this Spring for a graveside service at the Mesa City Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to The Good Samaritan Society-Mesa Good Shepherd, 5848 E. University Dr., Mesa AZ, 85205.
Published on March 21, 2019
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Kendra Marie (Stoker) Meadows
Mar 24, 2019
My grandma was one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. She was sweet, warm and kind. I have so many wonderful memories of her. Her love for people and animals was deep and her door and especially her kitchen, were always open to friends and family. I remember watching Hallmark movies together and having sleepovers at her house. I am blessed that she was able to meet and get to know my four beautiful children; I am so thankful they were able to experience her love. I miss her deeply, but feel her presence and know she’s up in heaven watching over all of her loved ones. I love you Grandma, so very much♥️