Beverly June "Bev / Nana" Auman
|Father: Blair F. Young|
|Mother: Geraldine ( Houtz ) Young|
|Marital Status: Widowed|
|Resided in: Bev had lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area for the last five years, coming from Bellefonte, Penssylvania|
|Funeral Date: Saturday, October 03, 2020|
|Funeral Location: A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Faith United Methodist Church in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania|
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A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Faith United Methodist Church in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. |
Beverly June (Young) Auman
April 9, 1933 – October 3, 2020
Beverly June Young was born April 9, 1933, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Blair Young and Geraldine (Houtz) Young. Beverly was a graduate of Bellefonte High School class of 1951, where she met her future husband John H. Auman (class of 1950). The two were married February 16, 1952. John and Beverly Auman raised three children – Deb (husband Daniel) McDonald of Royal Center, Indiana; Jan (wife Janet) Auman of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and; Brian (wife Sue) Auman of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
In addition to her children, Beverly is survived by her siblings: Robert Young of Goodyear, Arizona; Brenda Van Ingen of Orange Beach, Alabama; Gary Young of North Chesterfield, Virginia; and Dennis Young of Canyon Lakes, Texas.
Beverly is also survived by her grandchildren: Megan Snow of Orlando, Florida, Brenton McDonald of Royal Center, Indiana, Alexandra “Alex” Auman of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Chloe Auman of Philadelphia, and Ruby Auman of Geneva, New York, as well as Great Grandchildren Olivia and Madison Snow and Dylan and Brynna McDonald.
In addition to her parents and husband, Beverly is preceded in death by her Brother David Young of Bellefonte, and sister Shirley (Young) Ingraham of Hepburnville, Pennsylvania.
Beverly had fascinating stories of growing up and her adventures in and around her hometown. Beverly recalled living, for a time, in her grandparent’s earthen floor basement during the depression, as well as being rescued from drowning in a mill race (near the current Match Factory). As a child, Beverly was a tomboy, a skilled tree climber and hardworking contributor to the family garden on Beaver Street. Beverly’s telling of these stories were both entertaining, and made us appreciative of how good our childhoods were by comparison.
Beverly and John, and their family lived for 40 years in Axemann, where Beverly took special pride in her home and gardens along Logan Branch, a tributary of Spring Creek. Beverly enjoyed reading, arts and crafts, drawing, painting and pastels. Beverly often provided the artistic painting finish to her husband’s wood carvings.
Beverly was a ‘stay at home’ mom, but that description does not do justice to just how exceptional she was at that role. While her husband, John, worked full time and had volunteer and public service commitments equivalent to a 2nd and 3rd job, Beverly was the glue that held the family together – always there for her kids and anyone that needed a helping hand. All the kids knew we had the coolest mom in town. Memories of mom include: riding out of control and crashing into the shed on a mini-bike, to her terrifying performance as a deranged witch at a Halloween Party, for which Beverly, in a just world, deserved an Academy Award.
Beverly enjoyed spending time in nature and had a real love of children and animals – especially dogs. Beverly spent summers hosting her grandchildren Megan, Alex and Brenton at her Axemann home and family cabin. ‘Nana’ as she was referred to by the grandkids, was a master at immersing herself in a child’s world of make-believe that made summer visits so memorable. Brenton recalls preparing a backpack to go back in time to assist King Arthur, as well as fighting off invading army of green plastic soldiers with the trusty Daisy BB gun, noting Nana was an exceptionally good shot.
Beverly loved time at the family cabin in Poe Valley with walks at the Poe Paddy rail trail and tunnel, inner tube floats on Penns Creek, and family visits to Penns View. Beverly cared deeply about nature and the environment, believing that it was our duty to take care of God’s creation, and that everything we needed was provided for us. As such, Beverly viewed the destruction of forests and the loss of wildlife and its habitat, with such deep sadness. On the domestic animal side, the family pets, including Panda, Misty, Sasha, and Simba, were lucky to have the world’s most caring owner in Beverly.
Beverly took several adventurous trips to visit Jan in Sierra Leone and Lesotho. Jan’s favorite memory of mom was on a safari trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa, where Beverly loved the animals and spending time with her new granddaughter.
Brian recalls a road trip with Beverly in southern Utah, visiting Canyonlands and Arches national parks. After making the hike to Delicate Arch, there was a hard rain and that night there were no hotel rooms available in Moab. We ended up sleeping in the back of a Subaru wagon in the desert 10 miles outside of town. After a gloomy night we wake up to this spectacular desert landscape and bright blue skies. It could not have been comfortable for her sleeping in the back of that car, but mom was such a good sport, always upbeat and positive.
Beverly was an active member with Faith United Methodist Church in Bellefonte before spending the last years of her life at The Oaks care facility in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania, and The White Oaks care facility in Monticello, Indiana.
|Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the wishes of the Auman Family Trust. Envelopes can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960|
|Marriage Information: On February 16, 1952, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, she married John H. Auman; he passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2015.|
|Survivors include: |
Three (3) Children,
Deb A. (husband Daniel) McDonald of Royal Center, Indiana,
Jan (wife Janet) Auman of San Miguel, Mexico, and
Brian (wife Sue) Auman of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania;
Five (5) Grandchildren,
Megan (husband Bill) Snow of Orlando, Florida,
Brenton (wife Ashley) McDonald of Royal Center, Indiana,
Alexandra "Alex" Auman of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan,
Chloe Auman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and
Ruby Auman of Geneva, New York;
Four (4) Great Grandchildren,
Olivia Snow of Orlando, Florida,
Madison Snow of Orlando, Florida,
Dylan McDonald of Royal Center, Indiana, and
Brynna McDonald of Royal Center, Indiana;
Four (4) Siblings,
Robert (wife Jean) Young of Good Year, Arizona,
Brenda (husband Lane) VanIngen of Irange Beach, Alabama,
Gary (wife Linda) Young North Chesterfield, Virginia, and
Dennis (wife Rebecca) Young of Canyon Lake, Texas;
Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Great Great Nieces, Great Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.
|Preceded in Death: |
Blair F. and Geraldine (Houtz) Young;
John H. Auman;
Two (2) Siblings,
Shirley Ingraham, and
|Arrangements by: |
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.