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Beverly Howard

July 28, 1936 — October 17, 2022

Rapid City

Beverly Howard

Beverly Howard, age 86 of Rapid City SD and formerly Minot ND, died Monday, October 17, 2022 at the Kenmare Community Hospital in Kenmare, ND.

A memorial service will be held 10:30am (Central Time) Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the First Lutheran Church in Minot ND, with Pastor Ellery Dykeman officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Inurnment will take place in Rosehill Memorial Cemetery in Minot. 

Funeral arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, SD.  Friends may leave written condolences online and also view the funeral live from Beverly’s obituary page, located on the funeral home’s website:

Beverly Jean Thomas was born July 28, 1936 in Rugby, North Dakota.  She was the daughter of Henry and Myrtle (Green) Thomas.  Beverly grew up in the Towner area.  She was united in marriage to Robert Rudland, and to this union, four children were born: Gene, Robin, Penny, and Bryan.  Later the couple divorced.  In 1989, Beverly was married to Everett Howard.  They made their home in Minot and enjoyed 16 wonderful years together.  Everett and Bev enjoyed camping together in their motor home.  Everett died in 2005.  For the past several years, Bev has lived in the Rapid City area.  She will be greatly missed by her family.

Beverly is survived by her son, Gene (Cathy) Rudland of Rapid City; daughters, Robin (Bryan)Lawley of Derby KS, Penny (David) Sigloh of Kenmare ND; 8 grandchildren, Michelle, Justin, Chris, Kari, Kallie, Angela, Anthony, Danielle; 13 great grandchildren, Corben, Gianna, Hailee, Chloe, Kennedy, Kiara, Robin, Harper, Eli, Emmy, Jaiden, Courtney, Bentley; 2 brothers, Harold (JoAnn) Thomas of California, and Gary (Rita) Thomas of Arizona. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Thomas and Myrtle Howe; husband, Everett Howard; son, Bryan Rudland; grandson, Dale Sigloh; brothers, Lyle, Gordon, Clayton, and David Thomas; and sister, Arlene Pfiefer.


Celebration of Life Service

10:30 A.M. – Saturday – October 29, 2022

First Lutheran Church

Minot, North Dakota



Rev. Ellery Dykeman


Congregational Hymns

“Amazing Grace”

“In the Garden”

Rita Rae Sundahl, organist



Rosehill Memorial Cemetery

Minot, North Dakota

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Beverly's Memorial Service

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

First Lutheran Church

120 5th Ave NW, Minot, ND 58703

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