Nature 35

Beverly J Freeman

July 19, 1942 ~ July 18, 2021 (age 78)


Beverly “Bev” Jean Freeman crossed over peacefully surrounded by family in her home on Sunday, July 18, 2021, the day before her 79th birthday.
Bev was born on Sunday, July 19, 1942 in Greeneville, TN to Merle and Jesse Mast. She is preceded in death by her brother Jesse Mast.
Beverly met and then married the love of her life, John “Bud” Freeman, in 1964. They started married life in Pasco, Washington where they became entrepreneurs in their spare time after working their full-time jobs. They moved to Boise, Idaho with their daughters, Johnna and Cindi, in 1977. Bev’s entrepreneurial spirit continued in multiple business endeavors, such as rubber stamps, magnetic signs, plastic fabrication and real estate rentals. Bev loved the challenge of both working in and utilizing her bookkeeping skills through these many business ventures. Beverly was an avid animal lover enjoying the companionship of 13 dogs, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, 2 welsh horses, multiple cows, 2 love birds, a parakeet, a turtle, finches and 17 llamas over her lifetime.
She loved to bake and share cookies! Favorites were chocolate chip and her special variety of Christmas cookies (snowball, candy cane, peanut butter, decorated sugar). Cooking for the family was important to her to make sure there was a full square meal on the table most nights, and of course that usually included dessert! Sunday family dinner was the most important time of the week, as the girls grew up and moved out on their own to ensure we stayed well connected and involved in each other’s lives. She always enjoyed spending time with friends for dinners, bbqs, and lunch gatherings.
Camping, fishing, and exploring the United States and Canada via motorhome with her family was a life highlight. Travel included exploring Wallowa, Granite, Crater, and multiple other small lakes; as well as, Joseph, Oregon’s bronze makers, and marble statues in Marble, Colorado. Music, especially jazz, was worthy of travel as well to enjoy the music in person at festivals.
She was blessed with two grandchildren, Jonothan and Adam, and she looked forward to spending time reading stories, playing games/legos/cars/trains, collecting pine cones, and sharing her crazy sense of humor with them on Grandma & Grandpa Day every week. Even though she wasn’t an avid sports fan, she enjoyed the occasional local hockey or baseball game with her family. As a proud Grandma, cheering from the sidelines for her grandchildren during multiple sporting events and other activities was always a treat.
Beverly will be laid to rest on July 29th, 2021 at 1PM in services being held at Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise, Idaho. If you would like to leave a tribute to Beverly, you are welcome to do so at



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Boise, ID 83713

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