Beverly J. “Bev” Fauth, 90, of El Paso, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2019) at her home.
She was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Bloomington, to the late Elzie and Gladys Burger Russell. She married Howard Kraft on Oct. 14, 1945. She later married Clyde L. Tegard on Dec. 28, 1966, in Clovis, N.M. He preceded her in death on March 10, 1973. Bev married Dave Calhoon on May 28, 1976, in El Paso. She later married Curt Fauth, on Dec. 14, 1997, in an airplane over Lake Bloomington.
She is survived by one daughter, Debbie (Huey) Tegard-Harroun, Holly, Mich.; one stepdaughter; Tobein Tegard, Gridley, two daughters-in-law; Billie Kraft, Secor, and Bev Kraft, Heyworth; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her three sons, Larry Kraft, Gary Kraft and Richard Kraft, and one daughter, Pam Kraft.
Bev maintained the same residence for the last 56 years. She created a beautiful and comfortable home for her family's enjoyment. Holidays and special events were celebrated with love. Home-cooked meals were her specialty. She excelled in gardening, creating a “garden of paradise” within her own backyard. Being an avid animal lover, she shared her love with many dogs over her lifetime, but none were so special as her late beloved Polar Bear.
She waitressed at several restaurants in Bloomington, including the Sinorak for 13 years, the Illinois House, the Hy-De-Ho, the Grand Hotel, The Elms in El Paso, and La Petite Maison in Roanoke. She also had been employed at Sears Eastland Mall as a waitress upon opening in the 1960s and later in the women's department in the late 1980s. In addition, Bev was known for raising German shepherds in the 1960s and 1970s.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso. Her funeral will follow at noon. Pastor Joyce Rinkenberger will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be placed in Bev's honor to the Christian Appalachian Project, Wedrose Acres Animal Sanctuary or the Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation.
Tributes and condolences may be made at ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.