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Beverly Jean Albano

September 26, 1938 — May 13, 2024

Beverly Jean Albano, passed away on May 13, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Beverly was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Garnet and Herman Swift on September 26, 1938.
Beverly is preceded in death by her beloved husband Tony Albano; her father and mother Garnet and Herman Swift; her two sisters Joyce Napier and Janet King; and her grandchildren Wendy White and Ryan Edwards.
Beverly is survived by her 4 daughters and their spouses; Nancy & Sajol Ghoshal, Annette Goetz, Carolyn Edwards, and Theresa & Steve Bailey; her grandchildren Steven Schinkel, Jason Edwards, Leah Edwards, Jennifer Bailey, Anthony & Micaela Bailey, Stephanie Goetz; and great-grandchildren Brooklyn McGee, Steven Schinkel, Camden Edwards, Hailey Pledger, Gage Edwards, and Ellie Bailey; and great- great grandchildren Atreyu McGee and Aryah Wright.
As a young girl Beverly spent many weekends working on her grandparents farm.  Her High School graduation consisted of 18 students. She worked at a drug store selling cosmetics. Around the house was to peel the potatoes for dinner before her mom got home from working at the laundry.
Beverly married Anthony Thomas Albano, at the young age of 17, on July 30, 1956 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  They were married in a tiny catholic chapel and she wore a beautiful lavender wedding dress.  Before they were married, Tony asked Beverly to plan a picnic. Obviously she said yes; but she had no money.  Tony handed his whole wallet to Beverly and he said buy whatever you need.  Right then and there she knew this was the man she was going to marry.  After the wedding they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, which was Tony's next Air Force assignment, to begin their wonderful life together.
Beverly could sew; she made many curtains for more windows then you could count as she moved from place to place.  Picture Beverly, matching her daughters dresses, walking into church with 4 little girls in tow all decked out in dresses Beverly had sewn from the same fabric.  The youngest, Theresa, wore those dresses for many years as they were handed down from daughter to daughter.
Beverly took classes to learn ceramics.  She won an award for a nativity set she made with detailed painted faces, animals and a stable.  Her creations were often given as gifts to family and friends.  Maybe you received one of these special creations made by Beverly.
Beverly was a Johnny Appleseed of sorts.  Everywhere she moved gardens were dug, flowers and trees planted.  One house had a garden 5' or 6' wide and the length of the yard overflowing with colorful flowers.  The final home, in Las Vegas, is where Beverly designed a tiered garden.  This was the back drop for her daughter Annette's wedding reception.   One layer was planted with rose bushes bursting with vibrant blossoms and the second level was adorned in eye catching fleur-de-lis shaped iris flowers of many colors.  It really did create a magical fairytale look for this special celebration.
Beverly might also known as the Barbie collecting hummingbird whisperer.  To this day hummingbirds dart around the yard from feeder to feeder that have been loving filled with nectar for over 30 years.  These feeders are placed close enough to windows that the birds have become a part of everyday life.  Barbie, yes the doll, had a front and center spot with Beverly.  There were dolls in respective clothing placed around the house for each and every holiday.  There were rooms with shelves on four walls just about floor to ceiling, that Tony created, to display part of the doll collection.  Beverly repainted faces of well loved dolls, mended Barbie clothes and gave naked found dolls their dignity back by cleaning, painting and dressing them to be loved again.  Toys for Tots received many a doll from Beverly for some little girl to love.  I there is rarely a family member who doesn't have a doll given to them by Beverly.
Beverly was so full of Life, she made our childhood a fairytale. Moving 16 times before retiring in Las Vegas. Beverly made traveling to the next place an adventure along the way.  We would zigzag across the USA in our "Galaxy 500 LX" seeing all of the parks and National Monuments along the way.  Beverly would get involved with each community by joining groups and clubs to meet new people.  She would learn new skills and teach her children as she picked them up.  Skills that all her daughters and grandkids have continued through their lives.  Beverly made our world an "Adventure of a Life Time" by teaching us the wonders of life and the world.
We love you dearly mom (Beverly) and will miss you forever.
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