Beverly Josephine (Efflandt) Mahoney was born to Christian and Ethel Efflandt in Moline, Ill., on Oct. 21, 1927. She married her beloved husband, John William Mahone, on Feb. 23, 1946 — his 18th birthday. One of nine Efflandt children, she, in turn, had nine. She was preceded in death by her husband, John and two children, John William Jr. and Sarah Edmundine, her parents, sisters Shirley Moore and Jacquelyn Orlowski, and brother Darrold Efflandt. She is survived by siblings Ruth Johnson, Dolores Thomas, Chris Efflandt, Dwight Efflandt, and Harry Efflandt, as well as her seven remaining children: Aana Louise, Matthew Joseph, Shaughana Marie, Risë Ann, Paul Nathan, Eibhlhin Collins, and David Joseph, 15 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.
Beverly had a zest for life and forever took her own path. She loved family above all else and was known for attending every family reunion thrown over the decades, regardless of the distance or cost. She was a gifted singer and dancer and she passed this trait on to her kids. After losing her husband at such a young age, 43, she moved from California to Hawaii, then settled in Colorado. Her love of nature made this a perfect fit for her and the last three children at home.
Beverly passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters on May 11, 2014 in Evergreen, Colo. She was laid to rest with her husband, children, mother-in-law, brother, and other family members at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor at Grand County Council on Aging or Grand County Pet Pals.