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Beverly J.  Hidy

Obituary for Beverly J. Hidy

August 13, 1938 - November 20, 2016
San Antonio, Texas | Age 78

Touched many lives through her volunteerism


Beverly Hidy went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Hazel Barnes and sister, Patricia Babb. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James O. 'Jim' Hidy Jr., son James 'Trey' Hidy, III and wife Lori; daughter Tina Barber and her husband COL Joseph Barber III. She will also be greatly missed by grandchildren Avalon, Cortni, Trevor and Sheridan. She is also survived by her twin sister Barbara Lutz and younger sister Virginia Gates and her husband Roger and numerous nieces and nephews.

Beverly was a survivor. She battled cancer for more than 25 years. She survived breast cancer, kidney cancer, and two bouts of lung cancer. She lost the third round of lung cancer.

Beverly touched many lives through her volunteerism. When her son, Trey, and daughter, Tina, were in school she served as room mother and was active In PTA. She was their Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader enjoying the campouts, crafts and helping them earn their badges. Beverly chaperoned the Miss Rodeo Texas pageant for several years when it was held in San Antonio. She co-chaired the Snugglebun booth at NIOSA for 20 years. She volunteered at the Institute of Texan Cultures for several years before being hired as the ITC Volunteer Coordinator.

Beverly and husband Jim loved to travel. When the kids were young they spent vacations on camping trips and at Port Aransas. Beverly enjoyed playing the slots so they went to Las Vegas frequently. After retirement, they took many RV trips and more than thirty cruises meeting and making many lifelong friends along the way. Beverly made a scrapbook of each of their trips. She also loved to go fishing, usually catching the biggest fish on every trip.

Beverly played in a monthly Bunco club with friends for 45 years. She also enjoyed the monthly luncheon with the Jefferson High School Class of '56 girls.

Beverly always had a smile and kind words for everyone. She was loving and caring, concerned and helpful. She was a second mom to her children's friends. She was a loving wife and helpmate for 56 years and took pride in spoiling her husband. She leaves behind many friends.

DECEMBER 2, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Private interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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