Beverly "Bev" Lynn Mercer-Porter, 62, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died December 4th, 2012, at the Gothenburg Hospital in Gothenburg.
She was born June 18th, 1950, in North Platte, Nebraska, daughter of LeRoy and Eunice (Bennett) Holliday.
Bev lived with her family in North Platte until she was 12. She then lived in Toronto, Canada, for five years before moving to Cozad, Nebraska. Bev worked as a secretary for many years. From 1980 to 1995, she lived in the Central City, Nebraska and Grand Island, Nebraska area where she got her accounting degree. While in Grand Island she worked at the Nebraska Vet's Home. She move to Arizona in 1995 to care for her parents. While in Arizona she worked with juveniles at Vision Quest. She moved to Gothenburg in 2004. Bev loved to go dancing. She loved to be with her grandkids and support them in all of their activities. She enjoyed attending church when she was feeling well. She also enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her daughter: Shaun (James) Stevens of Gothenburg; three sons - Steve (Mellany) Mercer of Gothenburg, Duane Mercer of Cozad, Ryan (Nicole) Mercer of Gothenburg; 19 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; brother: Roger (Deb) Holliday of McNeil, Arizona; three sisters: Barbara (Dave) Dishman of North Plate, Judy Krajewski of Ogallala, Nebraska, Loretta Poole of Toronto, Canada; along with extended family and friends.
Beverly was preceded in death by mother and dad Robert and Eunice Poole; her father, LeRoy Holliday; grandmothers, Nora Holliday and Edna Bennett;and an infant brother Ronald Wayne.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Friday, December 7th, 2012, at 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; with the family present from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Funeral Services were held at Victory Assembly of God, 2611 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, Saturday, December 8th, 2012, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Mark Borchardt officiating.
Interment followed in the Gaslin Cemetery, Brady, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Victory Assembly of God, 2611 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138.