Beverly June Paris, 92, of Menominee, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Luther Home in Marinette. She was born on July 25, 1921, in Cedar River, Mich. to George and Viola (Williams) Dutton.
At the age of five, following the sudden death of her mother, Beverly went to live with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams, who were the lighthouse keepers in Cedar River. She helped her grandfather clean fish, and as a teen worked at a grocery store in Cedar River cutting meat, and also as a lifeguard at Wells Park where her grandparents had a concession stand. She graduated from Stephenson High School, Class of 1938. She was received into the Catholic Church at a young age, was baptized, received first communion and was confirmed within a short time. She fully embraced the Catholic Faith throughout her life. After moving to Menominee, Beverly met the love of her life, Jesse Paris, who, at the time was a pin setter at Bay View Lanes. He later became "everybody's" mail man. They married on March 19, 1942. He preceded her in death on December 10, 2008. They loved to travel, including a trip to Hawaii, and were well known around town. She worked at Montgomery Wards, and later for Dr. William Swanson, DDS and various other retailers. She will be remembered for her love of people, her fondness for babies and was well liked by all.
Beverly is survived by her children: Karen Pitton of Medford, Ore., Barry "Dusty" Paris and Mark "Puggy" (Yvonne Marie) Paris, both of Menominee; four grandchildren: Tracy (Scott) Stewart, Patrick Pitton, Angie Paris and Derek Paris; four great-grandchildren: Jessica and Scott Stewart and Hunter and Carson Paris; daughter-in-law, Rose Paris; a sister, Mary "Sis" Anderson of Vero Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Warden "Greenie" (Joan) Grun of Manitowoc, Wis.; and two sisters-in-law: Patricia Lohff of Marinette and Dorothy Paris of Menominee.
In keeping with her wishes, no formal funeral services will be held.  A mass of remembrance will be held at a later date.
Thank you to the Staff of D Section in Luther Home and Southern Care Hospice for your excellent care.