On December 21, 1932 in El Dorado, KS, Barney and Lola Raines welcomed Beverly Sue, the fifth of their ten children. Beverly and her family moved to Amarillo in 1945. She blossomed into a lively and creative young woman who caught the eye of Glenn McMennamy while attending Amarillo High School. She graduated in 1951 and then married Glenn, the love of her life, on July 17, 1954.
Beverly’s compassionate and energetic spirit drove her to lead a life of joyful pursuits as a friend, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and artist. Her flair for fashion inspired her to open a clothing store, Beverly’s Fashions, which she owned and operated for ten years. In the years beyond, Bev could be found on any given day working tirelessly in her garden, mastering a meal in her kitchen, perfecting a painting at her easel, or teaching her children and grandchildren the meaning of love through her actions. She selflessly used her talents to help others, as Meal Director at Paramount Terrace Christian Church. Bev also had a passion for travelling, playing bridge, and hosting parties. She was active in the Amarillo Garden Center, South Amarillo Garden Club, Pastel Club, Amarillo Fine Arts, Amarillo Little Theater, and her bridge club.
Bev’s energy never ceased until she suffered a ruptured brain aneurism in 1998. Over the past fourteen years her life has been focused on her rehabilitation, with her family at her side. On July 19, 2012, Beverly passed away at the age of 79 and is survived in life by husband, Glenn McMennamy; daughters, Apryl McMennamy of Leadville, CO, Robyn Bearden, and Torri McMennamy, of Amarillo; grandchildren, Keith McMennamy of Denver, CO, Brittany Todd Romero of Chicago, IL, Abby King, Garrett King, and Colton Bickerstaff of Amarillo; great-grandson, Dawson Timmons of Amarillo; siblings, Wanda Post and Bonnie Early of Amarillo, B.L. Raines of Rowlette, TX, Dave Raines of Canyon Lake, TX, Judi Raines of Dallas, TX, and Gary Raines of Denton, TX. She is preceded in death by sisters, Doris Jean Raines and Joan Copeland, and brother Rhea Raines.
Memorial services will be held at Hillside Christian Church, 6100 Soncy in Amarillo, on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., following private burial at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
The family recommends memorial contributions to Amarillo Botanical Gardens.