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Beverley Eddleman

Beverley Eddleman
April 29
14:34 2024

Beverley Gailey Eddleman, age 86, of La Casa, passed away Friday, April 26, 2024, at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.

Beverley Ann Gailey, better known as “Mary Beth” to her family, was born September 6, 1937, in Strawn, Texas, to parents Nicholas Clayton Gailey and Selma Foy Rhyne Gailey. She graduated from Ranger High School in 1956. After graduation, Beverley was employed at the First National Bank of Strawn as the bank president’s secretary, where she met the love of her life. The couple hit it off and a year later on August 2, 1957, also her parents’ anniversary, Beverley married Donald Ray “Don” Eddleman at the Gailey family ranch. Don and Beverley were still living in Strawn when they welcomed their first baby girl, Donna Ann, in 1957. Soon the family moved to Abilene for Don’s promotion with General Dynamics. From there, they would make their home in Fort Worth. While there, he became the foreman of the welding department over General Dynamics, which is now known as Lockheed Martin. In 1964, Don and Beverley welcomed a son, Barry Ray. Then in 1966, Brenda Darlene completed their family. In 1974, after 14 years of living in Fort Worth, the couple decided it was time to move back home to the La Casa community. Once back home, Beverley assisted Don with farming and ranching and together they formed D&B Oil and Gas in 1992. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was also active in the Order of the Eastern Star Strawn Chapter #361 since the early 1950s. Over the years, she served in every position in the Chapter, even serving as a Past Worthy Matron during 1991-1992. Beverley’s main passion was being a mother and all that entailed. Her world revolved around her children. That devotion carried on throughout her life and she still loved spending time with her family every chance she got. She was especially close to Chelsey’s four boys and attended as many activities of theirs as she could. Beverley loved to be outdoors, playing with her grandkids and great grandkids. She had countless hummingbirds at her home for years and she sometimes referred to the friendly little flyers as her spirit animal. Her family lovingly knew her as MomMom and she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, N.C. “Nick” and Selma Gailey; her husband of 45 years, Don Eddleman; six siblings, Billy Gailey, Betty Fawn Gailey, Barbara Gailey Waddington and husband L.S., Bob Gailey, Ben Gailey and wife Verna, Bernita Gailey Stringer and husband Ken; brother-in-law, Jack Eddleman; and one daughter, Donna Ann Eddleman Rice; and several nieces and nephews.

Beverley is survived by two children, Brenda Eddleman Bradford and husband Cody of La Casa, and Barry Eddleman of Snyder; one brother, Byron Gailey and wife Sarah of Strawn; sisters-in-law, Margaret Gailey of Strawn, and Mary Eddleman of Arlington; ten grandchildren, Lori Hohertz and husband Harlan of Zephyr, Lexi Lee, Laci Shirley and husband Justin, Nick Fambro and wife Rebecca, all of Breckenridge, Bray Eddleman of Moore, Oklahoma, Jessica Poole and husband Dallon of Belton, Heather Eddleman, Prairie Eddleman, both of Moore, Oklahoma, Chelsey Bradford McClymond and husband Luke of Breckenridge, Chauncy Bradford and wife Jessica of Roswell, New Mexico; seventeen great-grandchildren, Henslie Hohertz, Hutsyn Hohertz, Haskyl Hohertz, Hayzen Hohertz, Romney Hill, Raleigh Lee, Callie Fambro, Canyon Shirley, Sloan Fambro, Evie Fambro, Ryker Poole, Gypsum Poole, Bradford Cantyn McClymond, Carder McClymond, Colemyn McClymond, Cuade McClymond, and Chisum Bradford; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of other relatives.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church or to the Mount Zion Cemetery Association and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at





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