BEVERLY JUNE STOMPS Mrs. Beverly Stomps, born Beverly June Getzlaff, 90, passed away January 18, 2021 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Beverly was born December 18, 1930, an only child, in Pittsville, Wis. Her parents, Eric and Lucile Getzlaff, moved to the Los Angeles area when Beverly was a young girl. She met her husband of 71 years, David Stomps, at the age of 16 at a youth outing sponsored by their church. Beverly always told everyone that she was sweet 16 and never been kissed. Beverly and David were engaged for two years and married October 23rd, 1949 in Huntington Park, Calif. where they had a relatively small wedding of 600 people in attendance. At the time of their marriage, Beverly was working for Farmer's Brothers Coffee and a Construction Company as the Executive Secretary to the President. Within the next couple of years following the marriage, Beverly and David started their family, Gary, Gail & Glenn. The family lived in various southern California cities, Huntington Park, Westminster, Long Beach. Then in 1965, they moved to Alturas, California where they purchased the Hacienda Motel. This was a family affair everyone in the family had a job maintaining, remodeling and running the motel. Once it was sold in 1970, they purchased the Shell Kar Kare at 1st and Main in Alturas and, within five years, purchased a second location, Shell Kar Kare, CB and Tire Shop, at 4th and Main, also in Alturas. Beverly always stayed very busy maintaining the books and accounting duties. In 1979, they left Alturas and moved to Sparks, Nev. and then on to Las Vegas and purchased a Matco Tool Distributorship. Beverly again took care of all the bookkeeping duties before retiring in 1992. Once retired, Beverly and David moved to Pahrump where they purchased a fifth-wheel trailer and started touring the United States. The highlights of their travels were three trips to Alaska, two in the fifth-wheel and one in a Bounder Motorhome. You could always find Beverly in the Co-Pilot's seat navigating the highways and byways while David drove. They also enjoyed Camp Hosting at State Parks in New Mexico, California and Utah. Beverly particularly enjoyed working the Kiosk where she would welcome the incoming campers and wishing the outgoing safe travels. RVing was a way of life for their entire retired life. It kept Bev busy with the responsibilities of Rallies they put on in various states. Bev loved making special gifts for the attendees, like crocheted oven mits. Her 20-plus years of involvement in Death Valley 49er Encampment Days were a yearly trip of which her family would also attend at times. Beverly was a loving, generous, and caring person who did not use social media for communication. She believed in hand-written cards and messages and never forgot a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or holiday. Her family could always count on a special, warm and encouraging greeting for whatever the occasion was. Beverly is survived by her husband of 71 years, David Allen Stomps; her daughter, Gail (Ted) Meyer; and her son, Glenn (Danette). Her oldest son, Gary (Sharon), preceded her in death in 2019. Beverly is also survived by a multitude of grandchildren, great-grand-children, and great-great-grand-children. A private family service was held in Pahrump.
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Published by Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 19, 2021.