Beverly Ann (Sage) Crisman

Monday, February 25, 2019

Beverly Ann (Sage) Crisman, 84, of Mountain Home, returned to her heavenly home on February 21, 2019, just 12 days from her 85th birthday after a 6 ½ year struggle with Alzheimer’s. A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00. P.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1150 North 8th East St., Mountain Home and burial at Mountain View Cemetery.

Beverly was born March 5, 1934 in a tent in Gooding. Beverly’s parents had just moved to Gooding from Ketchum to put Beverly’s two older sisters in a deaf school, and they had yet to find a home to live in. In 1937 they moved back to Ketchum.

In 1944, the family moved to Vancouver, Washington to put the two deaf sisters in an advanced school. In 1945, they moved to Camas, Washington so her father could work in the paper mill. In July 1949, they moved to a home on Prune Hill about a mile from Camas. Beverly enrolled in the Camas school district, graduating in 1952.

Eugene and Beverly met in September 1949 at a football game between Clark Junior College, which Eugene was attending, and Camas High School, which Beverly was attending. Eugene asked her for a date and she reluctantly accepted as Gene had been dating one of her best friends. They went together steadily until 1951, when Eugene finished his schooling at Clark Junior College and needed to attend Oregon State College to finish his education.

Eugene and Beverly were engaged her senior year of high school, as Eugene did not want to lose Beverly while he was away at college in Corvallis, Oregon, which was 100 miles away. Many trips were made from Corvallis to Camas to cement the relationship.

Beverly graduated in June 1952, and they were married July 20, 1952, and in the summer of 2018 celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

Beverly worked in the geology department at Oregon State College in Corvallis, while Eugene finished college. Shortly before Eugene graduated, Beverly had their first son, Robert Eugene. After graduation, they moved to Weiser where Eugene had a year of training with the Soil Conservation Service.

While in Weiser, they got tangled up with the LDS Missionaries, and were ultimately baptized into the LDS church on May 4, 1954. In the fall of 1954, the Crisman family moved back to Beverly’s birth town of Gooding where they resided from 1954 to 1959. While in Gooding, they had two more sons. Gary in 1956 and Bruce in 1958.

The spring of 1959, they transferred to Nampa where they resided until the fall of 1967. In 1962 their only daughter Janice, came into the world. In 1967, they had the golden opportunity to transfer to Kealakekua, Hawaii for 4 years where Eugene worked on flood control projects. When the projects were completed, they transferred back to their home state, and ended up in Mountain Home in 1971, where they have since resided. Eugene retired in 1985, and they become full blown Snowbirds and traveled south for the winter for the next 33 years.

It was decided early in their marriage that Beverly would be a stay at home Mom and raise their children, and Eugene would be responsible for furnishing their living. Beverly was very active in the LDS Church and held numerous positions throughout her life, even working in the church in Weiser, before she joined the LDS church.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Eugene, sister Linda (Sage) Stewart, and brothers Raymond and Larry Sage. She is also survived by her sons, Robert Eugene, Gary Alan, Bruce Lynn, and daughter Janice Leann Packard, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren along with many extended family members whom she loved dearly. Beverly was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, William and Mae (Pantle) Sage and Sisters Mayme Shull, Alta Strebe, Oreta Lockhart, and Vera Bassett.

The family would like to thank Encompass Home Health and Hospice for their dedicated care and support the last 4 months, as well as Interim Health for their assistance in the last days.