Jan. 17, 1946 — Jan. 4, 2019
Beverly Jean (Dillon) Maples, 72, died as a result of an auto accident caused by black ice at an intersection coming onto Hwy. 95 near Sagle, Idaho, on Jan. 4, 2019.
She was born to John and Dorothy (Hooper) Dillon in Portland, on Jan. 17, 1946. She attended Laurelwood Adventist Academy in Gaston, Ore., graduating in 1964. She was a member of the Castle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church. She loved her Father in Heaven, and believed in showing love and care to all of God’s creatures.
She worked for a time as secretary and bookkeeper at Portland State University in the Dean’s Program. And in later years was a senior caregiver and medical transport driver.
She had a big heart full of love, patience and acceptance of all people. She enjoyed reading her Bible and many good books, painting with oil and water color, traveling, card games and family excursions to the rivers, lakes and waterfalls of the Northwest. She enjoyed many campfire dinners with friends and family. She also enjoyed sightseeing day trips through the countryside and visiting the beach. She loved birds and often had parakeets as pets and taught them to talk.
She was a very sweet lady whom everyone enjoyed having around. She will be greatly missed by her husband, family and friends.
Beverly was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother, Bertha Notestine; her parents; and her stepfather, Edward Mark.
She is survived by her husband, Kelley Maples; six brothers, John, Ben, Mike, Ralph, Ted and Patrick Dillon; two sisters, Joanne and Cindy; three children, Tim, Jerry and Nancy; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her beloved cousin, Suzanne Floyd.
A service is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Castle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7531 Old Pacific Hwy. N. Private Interment will take place at Silver Lake Cemetery.