Beverly J. Kalivoda 1935-2022

Beverly J. Kalivoda was born near Vernon, Colorado on May 1, 1935, to Albert and Marie (Lippert) Anderson. Bev went to join her husband Ken in heaven on February 14, 2022.
Bev’s family moved to the farm near the Idalia area where she attended school. She met the love of her life, Kenneth Kalivoda, in Wray. Ken and Bev were married in Raton, New Mexico on April 16, 1955. They were married for 60 years before Ken passed in 2015. To this union, two daughters were born, Julie and Janet.
Bev worked at Bell Telephone for several years and later with her husband Ken in their men’s clothing store, Hobson’s. In 1965, Bev and Ken purchased Hobson’s Men’s Store and retired after 44 years on April 1, 1998.
Bev loved several sports, among them were softball, bowling, and golf. She was taught how to golf by her daughter, Julie, and went on to win many golf tournaments. Julie taught her too well as she would always outshoot both girls on the course. Bev enjoyed golfing with her grandsons during the summer. She loved riding horses and had many stories about her horse, Brownie which she rode to the Radnor School. Horses remained a big part of her life even when she stopped riding. Bev was an avid bowler, she enjoyed bowling on leagues and going to State tournaments with her team.
Bev loved canning fruits and vegetables all summer long. She would then take her best jars to the Yuma County Fair where she won numerous awards. She was a preserved foods superintendent for several years and enjoyed being at the fair visiting with friends.
Bev loved going to coffee with the girls. She would be at morning coffee and afternoon coffee each weekday. As her health declined, one of the girls would pick her up and take her to coffee. Neither snow, rain, sleet, or hail could keep Mom from her Friday morning hair appointment.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Albert, and Marie Anderson; parents-in-law John and Rose Kalivoda: infant sister Phyllis Ann Anderson; sister Dorthy Veal and husband Darrell Veal; brother Douglas Anderson; nephew Dan Veal.
She leaves to mourn her daughters, Julie Rus, Janet Brug, and husband Brent; grandsons Beau and wife Molly; Jared and wife Holly; great grandson Cael Brug and great granddaughter Brielle Brug; brother Monty Anderson and wife Joyce of Greeley; sister-in-law Dixie Anderson; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Services were held Friday, February 18, 2022, at 2:00pm at the United Methodist Church in Wray with Pastor Ben Wentworth officiating. Interment was at Glendale Cemetery in Vernon, Colorado following the services. The arrangements were made by Schmidt-Jones Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Wray United Methodist Church, Northeast Colorado Caregivers, or Hospice of the Plains.