Beverly Jean Lynn, 94, of Amarillo, TX passed away on June 25, 2021.
A visitation will be held from 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Beverly was an only child born to Pete and Bobby Taylor in Fargo, North Dakota on February 25, 1927. They moved to Sioux Falls shortly after where she attended school and made lifetime friends.
She attended Stephens College for Women in Columbia, Missouri for one year where she enjoyed the horse program, great dancing, and social life along with her clerical studies.
From the age of 8 to 77 horses were always her passion. She enjoyed trail riding, occasional amateur shows, and playdays. She made her best friends there, especially Mary Herring and husband Glenn, whose company and assistance have been greatly appreciated for 62 years. With her parents, she was exposed to Arabians. However, in 1950 she got a job in Billings, MT where she met a tall handsome cowboy, Charlie Lynn, whom she promptly married. He brought Quarter horses into her life and five children.
After working different ranch jobs, they settled in Amarillo, raising kids and horses. Charlie cowboyed and had racehorses while Beverly took care of the kids and everything else. She often said, “It’s the women who keep the world turning around.”
In 1969, she began her 20-year career with USPS, working nights in Amarillo’s central distribution center. In her last five years, she was promoted to Passports and Claims. This job was life-changing for the whole family. For the first time in her adult life, Beverly was able to get ahead in the financial world instead of just making ends meet.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Lynn; her son, Thomas (Bud) Lynn; two daughters, Becky Clifford Williams, and Nancy Kay Moss; and one grandson, Copen Wheeler, all of Amarillo, TX.
She is survived by two daughters, Cody Rust Butler and husband Bruce, and Claudia Mask, all of Amarillo, TX; eight grandchildren, Monte Mask, Kip Mask, Flint Mask, Sparklynn Rust, Casey Rust, Katie Rust, all of Amarillo, TX, Justin Moss of South Dakota, and Mandee Wheeler Ross of Arkansas; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Beverly was a great mother who loved her children unconditionally. She was quick to support their efforts to become successful and happy. Her infectious laugh when truly tickled could last five minutes or more.
She will be greatly missed.
Flowers will be received at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home and the family suggests donations be made to Panhandle Safe Haven Equine Rescue, Inc. in Beverly’s honor.