Beverly Ann Steed Carpenter, 77, passed away on May 24, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, Epworth United Methodist Church, 1400 S. Cooper St., Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Beverly was born July 25, 1940 to Jack and Avanell (Sergeant) Steed in Marshall, Texas. They claimed she was the “perfect only child”. She graduated from Marshall High School. She married Donald Heartsill Carpenter in Tyler, Texas November 23, 1961. They were married 54 years. Beverly worked for American Greeting Cards Co (part-time), Gillette Company (her son-in-law of 23 years has not had to purchase a razor due to her stockpile since 1994). She was a longtime member of Epworth UMC and volunteered at MCA (Medical Center of Arlington) with her husband. She fiercely loved her family, friends, shopping, Canton, Hobby Lobby, and gaudy jewelry. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Avanell, and her “boyfriend” of 54 years Don. Survivors: Son, David and wife, Andi; daughter, Amy and husband, Patrick; grandchildren, Alma, Amberley, Jackson, Reagan; great-grandchildren, Miranda, AJ, Abriella and Brantley. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. David and Amy, we were so sorry to hear about the recurrence of Beverly’s cancer and her death. You know we loved both your parents and we hope it is comforting to both of you to know they are together again! She was a special person and we had many fun times together. She was so proud of both of you.

    We will not be able to attend the visitation or the service next week. Please know you and your families are in our hearts and in our prayers. Love, Barbara and Dick

  2. I am so glad I got to spend some time with your Mom just before she passed. My heart goes out to all of you at this hard time. We lived next door to you all for twenty three years and loved every crazy minute of that time. I will miss both your mom and dad all my life. They were a great couple with lots of laughs. I will remember them always. Sincerely, Carol

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