March Resident Spotlight: Meet Beverly

March 22, 2018

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Meet our lovely neighbor, Beverly! Beverly has roots in the Missouri Ozarks, where she attended a one-room elementary school. She later attended a consolidated high school, and throughout those years the local county library bookmobile was a highlight. Beverly’s love for reading has continued to this day! After high school, Beverly moved to Tulsa to attend business school while working as a nanny to three young children. Following her time as a nanny, Bev began working for an insurance agency. In the meantime, her high school sweetheart had enlisted in the USAF and was preparing to attend college upon his own discharge. They were soon married and he enrolled in the University of Tulsa, while Bev also continued her studies with night classes after work. Together, they decided to move to Port Arthur/Beaumont, TX, where Bev continued her courses at Lamar University throughout the time when the Civil Rights movement was making waves in the Gulf Coast area. Soon, they made another move, this time to Southern California in the late 60s, where Bev finally completed her BS at the University of California at Long Beach, and she threw herself into the hard work of raising her family. The Hudgens two sons, Bryan, now a lecturer with the Naval Post-Graduate Studies program in Monterrey, CA, and Brad, now with the US Corps of Engineers, eventually moved to Tulsa again in 1976, where Bev took a job in the HR department of T.D. Williamson until she retired in 2002.
Throughout her life, Bev has kept up her priorities: family, church, and an incredible love of learning, reading, and music, especially music with harmonies, whether vocal or orchestral. One of the highlights of Bev’s life include being given the opportunity to join a combined choir singing at Carnegie Hall – yes, THE Carnegie Hall in New York City! Another great joy in Bev’s life is watching her wonderful granddaughters blossom to be such beautiful and interesting individuals.
Since February 2015, Beverly has called University Village home, bringing along her companion Daphne, the red-gold dog. They both find UV to be comfortable and friendly, and a great place to live. The many activities give Beverly plenty of options to stay active, and she loves being in the groups at UV, including the choir, drama club, and bowling league, plus time spend volunteering. We are so thankful to have Beverly’s contagious personality and love for life here in our community!

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