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Beverly June Leighton

Died: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: LDS Hawthorne and Quinn Building


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: LDS Hawthorne and Quinn Building


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Beverly June Robinson Leighton was born on June 1, 1936, in Pocatello, Idaho, to her father, Paul Millican Robinson, and her mother, Zella Julia Norton.  She was greeted by a big brother and later became the big sister to three sisters and two brothers.

 

Her childhood playground was the South 3rd Ave. neighborhood in Pocatello, running the streets with her siblings, cousins and friends.  Visiting the local grocery store and buying a loaf of bread for 10 cents, four cans of soups for 25 cents and a pound of hamburger for 12 cents. 

 

Beverly was briefly married in 1952, that union produced five children.

 

She married William (Bill) Arthur Leighton on August 5, 1966, in Pocatello, Idaho, when she was 30 years old.  Together they enjoyed 50 years of marriage until Bill’s passing on June 29, 2017. 

 

In 1972 they moved to Page, Arizona, and later to Salt Lake City, Utah, where Beverly worked at local banks (Zions Bank). Returning to Pocatello in 1978, she worked at First Security Bank which became Wells Fargo.  With over 30 years of service, Beverly retired from banking.

 

Beverly enjoyed gardening, canning, had a love of reading and was a master quilter.  Anyone receiving one of her quilts certainly holds a masterpiece. Most of all she enjoyed being with her family.  She was the matriarch of the Robinson Cousins’ Annual Reunion.  Throughout the years, she maintained contact with all thirty-one first cousins, always encouraging them to stay connected.

 

Beverly was blessed, or some may say cursed, with “Robinson Stubbornness”, which is defined by a combination of several virtues: Determination, Honesty, Kindness and Unconditional Love.  She would always state her opinion never out of malice or righteousness, only out of unconditional love. She never blamed or made excuses for the challenges in her life.  She will live forever in our memories for the love and support that she gave.

 

Beverly, at age 82, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.

 

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Charles Henry “Willy” (Nancy) and Roy Paul (Sandra); a sister, Delores Pauline Benedetti (Peter); and 13 first cousins.

 

Beverly is survived by a brother, Donald Lee (Jeanie); two sisters, Shirley May Purkett (George) and Alice Etta Lewis (Randall); four sons, Ronald Lee Sortor (Loraine), Donald Dee Sortor, Rodney Dale Sortor (Kim) and Rocky Doyle Sortor (Heidi); a daughter, Ruby Renae Sortor; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and 18 first cousins.

 

Family and friends are invited to a viewing at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm.

 

Funeral services will be held at the LDS Bannock Creek Ward, 4010 Hawthorne Road, Chubbuck, Idaho on Saturday, March 2, 2019 starting at 1 pm with a viewing for one hour prior. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID. 51 East, Row 5, Space 6.

 

 

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Shane Christiansen
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019

HOPE AND HONOR CROSS STANDING EASEL was sent by Shane Christiansen.

My deepest condolences to the entire family, Aunt Beverly reached further than you can imagine with her love and advise. I will miss the conversations we had when I'd call to say hello to check up on her and Uncle Bill.


William Slaven
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
Deep condolence for your loss. It leaves a gap that can never be filled. Prayer that your family will support and love each other through this rough time. May God bless.

Don & Stacy Burns
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
We will miss you cousin Bev! Sending prayers and hugs to your family

Rocky Sortor
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
Mom,
I know you are happy and with Bill again. I am happy for you. I will miss you, I could not have asked for a better mother, nor could I have had more love and support from the day I was born.

I Love you.

Rocky

Williams Family
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
We want to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss of Beverly which is the most devastating experience your family will face. At times, the pain of your loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time. Most importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.

Fred N
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
To the Family,
I want to express how sorry to read about your loss. Losing a family member can be very painful. When I lost my father, I found comfort in what the Bible teaches.
I fully believe, as the Bible teaches, that God will restore paradisaic conditions to our earth and that he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died—including our family members. (Job 14:14, 15; John 5:28, 29)
We can look forward to the day when we will hold and embrace them again. Every time we hear the word “paradise,” that hope warms our hearts! In the meantime, we can take comfort in the fact that they are in God’s memory.
I hope the same thoughts may bring your family comfort in dealing with your loss.

Janette Fifield
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
AS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF UTAH PIONEERS I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF BEVERLY LEIGHTON. SHE BELONGED TO OUR SUNBONNET CAMP AND WE WILL MISS HER. EVEN THOUGH SHE HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE LATELY WE HAVE FELT HER SPIRIT AMONG US. SHE WAS A LOVELY LADY AND WILL BE REMEMBERED AS SUCH.

Rick Worley
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
to the family, very very sorry for your loss Beverly was one of a kind, tough yet fair, one of the nicest persons I have ever had the privilege of knowing, loved her greatly, she will be missed by all, but she will be received by everybody, I will miss her.


Rick Worley

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