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Beverly Todd--looking forward to family on Mother’s Day

May 03, 2021 02:58PM ● By Tom Haraldsen

Beverly Todd measures her success as a mother the way most Moms then to do--on how their children live as adults and become parents of their own. For Beverly, who is 94 and enjoys life as a resident at Creekside Senior Living in Bountiful, she says she’s been blessed with “wonderful children. All of them got along with each other and all have positive attitudes.”

She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, graduated from South High School and lived in that community most of her life. She moved to Bountiful 28 years ago and worked as secretary in the Bountiful City Engineering Department for 19 years.

“I loved working for the city, and for my friend Jack Balling,” she said. Balling was the city engineer and he passed away in March. “It was great dealing with the public all those years.”

Beverly and her late husband Lyman Hyde had four children, a son and three daughters. She says her son and oldest daughter are now in their 70s, she has a daughter in her 60s and one in her 50s. Among the many memories of their childhoods are the years they lived in Logan, where one memory is how her son Vaughn won a marble tournament in grade school. They all took piano lessons, and have passed some of those same talents on to Beverly’s family members. Between her and Lyman, plus her late second husband Robert Todd, she has 39 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and even three great-great grandchildren.

“I tried to instill in them the values that I hope helped them as parents,” she said.

As Mother’s Day approaches this month, she is very happy that “they are so close. It’s nice to have them nearby and that they come to visit me.” She’s not sure what exactly they might have planned for May 9th, but “as long as we get together, that will be enough.”

“I knew from an early age that I definitely wanted to have children,” she said, “and I’m thrilled with the ones I’ve got. They are each so dear to me.”

Also dear to her--the Utah Jazz. Beverly is a staunch supporter of her favorite NBA team, and watches their games as often as she can. 

Beverly stays active at Creekside, praising the staff. 

“I really love living here,” she said. “They have three or four young men so are just so good to me, as is all the staff. They feel like family at times as well.”

Happy Mother’s Day, Beverly. Enjoy the day!