Beverly Nielson Batey, 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 6, 2021, in Salt Lake City, UT.
She was born in Salt Lake City on May 26, 1930, to Norman Emil Nielson and Melva Snow Nielson (both deceased). Beverly attended East High School, also in Salt Lake City. She married Dr. Stanley M. Denning in 1947, and they had four children together. After Dr. Denning passed away in 1971, Beverly eventually remarried James C. Batey ("Jim") in 1983 and lived happily with him until his death in 2008.
Beverly had a passion for hands-on crafts, such as crocheting, knitting, cross-stitching, and quilting. Her house was full of her work, including quilts that were hand sewn from start to finish and an endless amount of intricate afghans and framed cross-stitched art. She loved detective stories and read many crime and mystery novels in your youth. As she grew older, she became an avid enjoyer of Law and Order and other similar TV shows. A devout member of the LDS church, Beverly partook in regular Sunday home service from her Bishop through the final weeks of her life.
Beverly is survived by daughter, Chris Sullivan of Phoenix, AZ; son, Carey Denning (Colleen), of St. George, UT; daughter, Nancy Bernal (Carlos), of Golden, CO; daughter, Paige Peterson (John), of Salt Lake City, UT; ten grandchildren named Dana, Daleen, Danielle, Sam, Becky, Rosa, Casey, Marcus, Stephani ("Echo"), and Carter; ten great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
There will be a short graveside service, followed by a visiting hour on Saturday, February 13, at 2:00 p.m., at the Salt Lake City Cemetery located on 200 North N Street. Face masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Primary Children's Medical Center.