Born Beverly Ann Sommers on July 3, 1938 in Sacramento, California, Beverly entered into rest Monday, March 22, 2010 in Sacramento at the age of 71 after a long illness. Beverly always showed her compassion and willingness by helping others. As a volunteer at the local food bank and by delivering senior food baskets she helped her neighbors. Beverly was a longtime caretaker to her dear friend before her illness. She loved to cook and tend to her plants. She found quiet solitude in the countryside near lakes and streams, and always loved fishing. She was always there for the underdog, offering a safe harbor for anyone in need and providing a listening ear to friends and family. She will be missed by her friends and family. Beverly was a member of the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Beverly was born to the late Russell A. (Bud) Sommers and Ora B. (Snellings) Sommers. Preceded in death by her late husband, Ed Graham of Doyle, CA and brother, Kenneth A. Sommers. Beverly was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she leaves behind; 2 sisters, Dawn M. Sommers, Ora B. Sommers - Ruppel, 3 sons, Dwane A. Thompson, James R. Thompson, Johney E. Thompson, 3 daughters, Teresa Fletcher, Jolayne Austin, Naketa Prewitt, 21 grandchildren, Derrick Cole, Anthony Thompson, Bud Thompson, Betsy Thompson, Iona Thompson, Dwane Jr. Thompson, Abilene Thompson, William Thompson, Jackie Thompson, James Adam Thompson, Catrina McManus, Faith Dayley, Zaida Olicares, Ryan Olivares, Kenny, D.J. Alex, Daniel, Kody, Xavier, Sablia; 11 Great grandchildren, Anthony Jr, Ashley, Audrey, Cathy, Emiliano Torres, Perla Esqueda, Dwane Jr., Abigail, Andrew Quesada, Ylenia Quesada, Lilia Quesada, with many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Graveside services March 31, 2010 at 11 am in the LDS Garden at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, 6100 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA.