In loving memory of Beverly Ann Lyons: 1936-2023


On Dec. 18, 2023, mom courageously went to heaven due to complications from cancer that she fought for 36 years. She was surrounded by all her children and grandkids.

Beverly was born in Centralia, Washington, to John and Chrissie Jones on New Year’s Eve 1936. 

She was one of six generations that have graduated from Onalaska High School and was very proud that she helped create almost four generations of that. 

In 1956, she married Willard (Bulk) Lyons and they made their life together for over 60 years.  

Together with her husband, they started Bucks Logging and purchased Onalaska Chevron.

She ran the gas station while Buck logged, while raising five kids and helping with all the grandkids that came along. 

She was a very devoted mother and grandma. She never said she couldn't babysit or help out when needed. She was always there for us with that big beautiful smile. 

She loved to go to Reno and loved family get-togethers. She also loved cooking, canning, gardening and wine making, 

She was a member of the Onalaska Fire Department and was an EMT. She helped start the Onalaska Cancer Group to help local cancer patients. She was a member of the Alpha Grange, Pine Burr and Rebekah lodge for many years. 

She is survived by her loving family, including sisters, Margaret (Barry) Vince and Laurie (Wes) Wilson; sisters-in-law, Grace Lyons and Carol Jones; brother-in-law, Billy Lyons; her children, Brenda Elliott, Brad (Lori) Lyons, Bart (Sherry) Lyons, Benita (Carl) Cothern, and Brent (Dawn) Lyons; many grandkids; great-grand-children; great-great-grandkids; and nephews and nieces.   Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Bobby, Gary and Roger; sons-in-law, Randall Hamrick and Roy Elliott; and grandsons, Сasey Johnson and Randy Hamrick.

The family would like to thank all those who showed love and compassion and assisted in the exceptional care of our mom. 

Services for Beverly will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, at Onalaska High School. Lunch will be served. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Onalaska Fire Department or the Onalaska Cancer Group.

Always remember her sweet smile and her kindness.