Beavy Woodrow Benware passed away peacefully from this existence September 17, 2014, in St. George, Utah, into the loving arms of our Savior and his family. Beavy was born in Lexington, Missouri, on July 13, 1917, the youngest of eight children. As an adult he moved to California where he met his eternal companion Donna and was married on this earth for nearly 65 years. Now they are together again forever.
Beavy loved serving and helping family, friends and others throughout his life. He was a dedicated and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Beavy fulfilled many callings in the church and loved the opportunity to serve his Father in Heaven. He served as Bishop of the Tooele, Utah 16th ward. Beavy also served as a missionary in the California Los Angeles Mission and was a Temple Worker in the St. George LDS Temple for many years. A smile, a kind word, a little bit of teasing and genuine love and concern are what Beavy gave to everyone.
Family was always the most important part of his life. He is survived by his four sons: Curtis (Ethel), Gary (Jill), David (Kathy) and Bryan (DeAnne); sixteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.
- Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. at the St. George LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 166 South Main Street, St. George, Utah.
- A visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel, prior to services.
- Interment will take place at the St. George City Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, telephone (435) 673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.
A special thank you to the management and staff of the Beehive Home in Coral Canyon for the love and care they gave to Beavy.