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Beverly Land (Hotaling) Briggs

Beverly Lane (Hotaling) Briggs passed away suddenly on September 3rd, 2023. She was 85 years old. 

She was born in Ault, Colorado, in the spring of 1938.  She graduated from Ault High School, where she was involved with school and community activities.  Before she met her husband-to-be, she attended Colorado A&M (CSU). 

In January of 1959, Beverly married James Clyde Briggs of Holyoke, Colorado.  Throughout their years together, they lived in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Arizona.

From 1969-1977, the Briggs family lived in Harrisburg, where James was the Banner County High School Principal and Beverly worked at the Banner County Bank.  

Beverly was an avid high-scoring bowler as well as a well-traveled naturalist.  She hiked the Grand Canyon multiple times during her retirement years.  She was active in elections as a poll worker for over fifty years in five different states.

After the loss of her husband James in the fall of 2019, Beverly became more focused on spending time with her growing family. Her family grieves her loss, but they take comfort knowing that James and Beverly are together again.

Beverly is survived by her five children, Patricia and husband Jonas of Arizona, Jim and wife Stephanie of Texas, Michael and wife Peggy of Alabama, Martha and husband Rick of Wyoming, and John and wife Riza of the Philippines, along with eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband James, her parents, her brother, and her sisters.