Beverly Gale (Warkentin) Hill, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away on September 20, 2023, in Seaside, Oregon, at the age of 82. Born to John and Elsie Marie (Thiessen) Warkentin on April 8, 1941, in Dallas, Oregon, Beverly's life was a testament to the love she gave and the joy she brought to those around her.
Bev is preceded in death by her parents, including her stepmother, Katharina Tena (Martens) Warkentin, and by her brother, Bobby Dean Warkentin.
Bev is survived by her beloved husband, Bud (Lester) Hill, her brother, Bill Warkentin, and her cherished children, Stacey Hill of Dallas, Texas, Troy Hill of Thompson Falls, Montana, and Leslie (Hill) Othmer O’Connor of Long Beach, Washington. Bev was not just a mother; she was a beacon of love and guidance for her family. She leaves behind a legacy of love that will forever resonate in the hearts of her 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
After completing her high school education, Bev attended Pacific Bible College in Fresno, California. It was during her time working as a beautician in Portland, Oregon, that Bev's path intersected with Bud's. Their love story blossomed, leading to a beautiful marriage filled with shared adventures and a deep love that would endure through the years.
Bud and Bev embarked on their journey together, moving to Seattle, Washington, where Bud began his career with Pacific Garages. Soon after, they purchased their house in Federal Way, Washington, where they built a life together and raised their children.
In 1992, Bud and Bev started a new chapter in their lives, moving to Long Beach, Washington. Here, they took over the management of the Pioneer RV Park, a venture they had purchased in 1989. Bev managed the books and Bud managed the property and greeted the guests. Their hospitality and warm welcome made the park a true haven for travelers and provided the couple the opportunity to live near the beach, which Bev loved so much.
In 2002, the couple officially retired, and they began a new adventure, traveling the country in their RV. But even before retirement, they spent countless years exploring the highways and byways of America, making memories and capturing the beauty of the world through Bev's lens as a photographer.
In their youth, Bud and Bev were adventurous souls, riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles and bringing their children along on trips and campouts. These experiences created bonds that would last a lifetime and instilled a sense of adventure in their family.
Bev was not only a woman of faith and adventure; she was also a talented seamstress, an avid quilter, and a skilled knitter. Her hands created masterpieces, each piece reflecting her love and creativity. Her love for crafts brought joy to those lucky enough to receive her handcrafted treasures.
In her passing, Bev joins her Heavenly Father, leaving behind the earthly bonds that tied her to us. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved her.
A celebration of Bev's life will be held at Penttila’s Chapel by the Sea Funeral Home, 1515 Pacific Avenue S., in Long Beach, Washington, on Friday, September 29th at 2 p.m., where family and friends will come together to honor and remember this remarkable woman who touched our lives.
Rest in peace, dear Bev, until we meet again in the embrace of our Lord. Your memory will forever be a blessing to us all.
Friday, September 29, 2023
Starts at 2:00pm (Pacific time)
Penttila's Chapel by the Sea Funeral Home
Family and friends are invited to come together to honor and remember this remarkable woman who touched our lives.