Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 5, 2013

Beverly Morey

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Beverly June Morey, 85, of Traverse City and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Beverly was born on Friday, March 16, 1928, to the late John and Grace (Hilts) Veit in Mt. Pleasant.

Beverly was married to Donald D. Morey on July 15, 1949, in Mt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2010.

Beverly worked in the oil industry for many years. She had been employed by McLure Oil, Roosevelt Oil and Refining and Total Petroleum. She also owned the Bluewater Court Resort on the East Bay until 1977.

Beverly enjoyed antique cars; she was a member of the Cherry Capitol Region Model A Restores Club. Beverly was also a member of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society at Whitefish Point and the National Wildlife Federation.

Beverly is survived by her three brothers, Ross (Judy) Veit, of Traverse City, Garry Veit, of Midland, and Stanley (Kay) Veit, of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Patricia (Phil) Moulds, of Saginaw, and Madge Richmond, of Saginaw; two brothers-in-law, Ron Knickerbocker, of Manistee, and Elton Moyes, of Rosebush; and many other loving family members including nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Beverly was preceded in death by three sisters, Gwen Moyes, Virginia (Pat) Hovey and Karen Knickerbocker; a brother, Jack (Jean) Veit; a sister-in-law, Patsy Veit; and a brother-in-law, Jim Richmond.

A memorial service honoring Beverly will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Riverside Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. The service will be led by the Rev. George Showers of the Seville Christian Church of God, a personal friend of the family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Wildlife Federation.

Please share your thoughts or memories of Beverly at her online guestbook at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.