Beverly Ann Newton, was born Beverly Ann Hadenfeldt 17 October, 1931, on a farm near Storm Lake, Iowa. She graduated valedictorian from high school in Missouri and attended college for a semester with the modest scholarship she had won. While in high school Beverly found that she had a talent for and a love of vocal music; she would sing in local church choirs for the rest of her adult life.
On March 25, 1950, she married Robert Caldwell Dickerson with whom she would have three sons. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and into a life that Beverly would later write were the best years of her life. She came alive in her new surroundings and began writing even as she raised her sons, Robert, Stephen, and Richard. In 1972 Beverly, Robert, and their son Richard moved to Niwot, Colorado, into a house that she would later describe as her favorite home. Robert passed away from pulmonary fibrosis in 1977 and Beverly became a widow for the first time. She worked for a time as a reporter for the Longmont Times Call as well as writing a regular gardening feature that appeared in several local newspapers. Beverly became a self-taught investor and was able to make a comfortable living for herself. Beverly married Orbin “Newt” Newton in 1980, who would succumb to cancer eleven years later. Later in life, Beverly moved to Broomfield and finally to Loveland. She was active in the church in every community she lived in. She continued to sing and continued to write for as long as she was able.
Beverly passed away peacefully in her sleep on 18 October, 2019. She is survived by her three sons, Robert Dickerson, Stephen Dickerson, and Richard Dickerson, as well as two grandsons, Samuel Dickerson and Eli Dickerson. She is remembered as a kind and generous soul.
Memorial services will be held at Viegut Funeral Home on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with inurnment at Foothills Garden of Memory in Longmont following services.
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