Obituary of Beverly Jane Welch
Beverly Jane (Lee) Welch was born in Yakima, WA, on March 20, 1928 to parents Griffith and Opal Lee. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 17, 2019. Bev resided around the Wapato area the majority of her life. She graduated from Wapato High School in 1946 and married William Carlyle Welch in 1947. They welcomed their first son William Randolph (Randy) Welch in February of 1950 and their second son Kim Lee Welch in December of 1956.
Bev spent numerous years working in the medical field up until her retirement. Bill and Bev had numerous adventures throughout their 50 plus years of marriage.
Beverly was one of a kind! She always saw the humor in everything and was ready for a good adventure no matter where it took her. Bev had friends everywhere she went and never met a stranger. Beverly enjoyed spending her time outside. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, swimming, tennis, golf, exercising, and ways always up for a fun time. She loved to travel everywhere from a quick road trip to back and forth to Hawaii with her traveling companion Don Faucher. Family and friends were the most important thing to Beverly throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Griffith and Opal Lee, her siblings Doris Wilstead, Ralph Lee, Bill Therriault Jr., and her husband Bill Welch. Beverly is survived by her two sons, Randy (Bonita) Welch of Yakima, WA, and Kim (Susan) Welch of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren Jonathan Welch of Kansas City, MO, Amber (Levi) Ferraro of Walla Walla, WA, Cody Welch of Vancouver, WA, and Caroline Welch of Kansas City, MO; great grandchildren Gretchen, Tenley, and Lincoln Ferraro of Walla Walla, WA. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and was like a mother to Sharon (Earl) Robinette of Yakima, WA. Beverly was always supportive, loving and kind. She will be missed immensely by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
A Celebration of Life will be June 15, 2019 at Randy and Bonita’s house.