Beverly exhibited locally at the Boston Museum of Science and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. She has also exhibited throughout the United States and the world, including the National Sculptors Society in New York City, the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, Md., and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland. One of her most notable commissions is one of doves titled “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them” for the American Cathedral in Paris.
In addition to her art, Beverly enjoyed traveling, cruising on her sailboat, kayaking, swimming and bicycling. Beverly could be seen kayaking around Marblehead Harbor right up until her illness.
She leaves her husband of 62 years, Donald; a son, John and wife, Sarah, of Newbury; a daughter, Jenny Butler of Palestine, Ohio; three grandchildren, Holly and Daniel of Newbury, and Alex of Palestine, Ohio. She also leaves a sister, Polly Howes of South Dartmouth and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Joan Baker.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Marblehead with a reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA 01945; Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923; and Therapy Dog International, 88 Bartley Road, Flanders, NJ 07836. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem. For additional information, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.