Beverly I. Chopson


Beverly I. Chopson 91 of Terre Haute went to be with the Lord Friday, March 1, 2013 at her residence.  Ms. Chopson was a model, a store window dresser and a secretary for a law firm.  Ms. Chopson was born in Terre Haute on November 1, 1921 the daughter of the late William E. and Irma T. (Kirkham) Chopson.  Beverly is survived by her sister, Barbara N. Chopson of Terre Haute along with several cousins and friends.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials

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  1. Nancy Adams says:

    Dear Bev —a tiny bundle of energy, creativity, fearlessness, kindness, spirituality, and love – a gift to all whose lives she touched.

    One rarely inherits a friendship, but that’s basically how I came to count Bev among the most precious people in my life. She was my mother’s best friend from high school days, and I grew up hearing about her adventures. They remained close until Mom died in 1985. When Mom told me “If you have one true friend in your life, you are blessed”, she spoke of Bev.

    After Mom passed away, I wrote to thank Bev for being her good friend all those years. She replied with a wonderful letter, and thus began our 28-year friendship-by-mail.

    In 1986, my husband and I decided to go see San Francisco and pay Bev a visit. We rented a car, drove to Half Moon Bay, and spent a wonderful afternoon with this delightful little dynamo. When it began to grow dark, Bev said she would lead us back into San Francisco to our hotel. Off we went through the winding roads along the Bay, and Chuck could barely keep Bev in sight. “It was like following the Little Old Lady from Pasadena!” he told a friend when we came home. “I couldn’t keep up with her until that Corvette pulled out of a side road in front of her and slowed her down!”

    Over the ensuing years, Bev and I discussed nearly everything on paper. I became interested in dollhouses and she shared tips and resources (although I never came close to achieving her skill and patience with her beloved miniatures!) She helped me find my way through some tough times, and she always encouraged and inspired me, just as she had my mother. I know she was ready, even eager, to explore the next life. She certainly filled every moment of this one.

    I’m so grateful to God for putting Bev into my life.

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