In Memory

Beverly Ann Stockwell (Laitila)

Beverly Ann Stockwell (Laitila)

     Beverly Ann "Bev" Stockwell Laitila 

Beverly passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Bronson Battle Creek, Michigan. Following graduation, Beverly furthered her education at Kellogg Community College. She worked at the Kellogg Company and retired from there in 2008 after more than 25 years of service. She was a member of the Kellogg 25-Year Club. Beverly truly had a servant’s heart and was an active member of the Battle Creek Friends Church where she served in many different areas. She also volunteered with the Women's Life Recovery Program at the Haven of Rest. Beverly enjoyed all things Arts & Crafts, traveling, the outdoors & her times at Gun Lake, her "dogs" & "grand-dogs", and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors included her children, Kimberly (Jose Miguel) de Sanchez, Kari (Tim) Castleberry, and Thom (Andrea) West; her grandchildren, Sage & Maya Castleberry, Ashley (Adam) Peck, and Emily St. John; great-grandchildren, Iris, Adaline and Pierson James; her step-mother, Mary Stockwell; her sister, Karen Snell; her brother, Mark (Tami) Stockwell; and her former-husband, friend and classmate, Thomas C. West. She was preceded in death by her twin daughters, Kathryn & Kasandra West; her mother, Arla Stainoff; her father, Mel Stockwell; and her brother, Marty Stockwell.

Information from Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek, MI. online on November 24, 2018 (website

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11/28/18 08:54 AM #1    

Ken Long

All I was to Bev was a classmate. I do remember talking to her from time to time in the hallways at BCCHS. She was a very nice person.To me it seems her life was cut short, as to me... she had a lot more to give but was unable to fulfill it. I'm sorry for her families loss.


11/28/18 10:40 PM #2    

Michael Doyle

I can honestly say that Bev was one of my favorite people from about fourth grade on. She and Tom were two of my closest friends and we remained close until I went off after BCCHS to West Lafayette and attended Purdue. Then a few years after that, I got married and Tom and Bev were a big part of that. During the next 45 years, I didn’t see very much of Bev (or Tom). However in 2017, I had the great pleasure of spending several  hours with Bev at lunch at Pasche’s Lakeside in June and then Bev cooked a dinner for me, Lyn and Tom in November. I’m so glad I reconnected with Bev last year and we had so many cherished hours during these few meetings.

If there’s anything to be learned from this it is don’t wait too long to hook up with some of your dear friends. My last memories with Bev are the best.

11/29/18 07:57 AM #3    

Martin Alexis Bobinac

Only knew Bev. as Tom's sweetheart...Hope the Angels are playing;;"Little-Bitty-Pretty-One" for Her...."R.I.P."..Child o'God..!    <m>

11/29/18 02:13 PM #4    

Kathleen Mills (Brunk)

I am so saddened to hear of Bev’s passing.  She was such a kind, always friendly, gal.  I so enjoyed visiting with her at our 50th reunion.  She hadn’t changed at all.  Bev left us way too early.  She will be missed.


11/30/18 12:01 PM #5    

Sue Lambeth (Kellay)

I remember Bev from junior and senior high. Always a very sweet and kind person. She will be missed!

11/30/18 06:04 PM #6    

Judy Ann "Judyann" Grace (Hewkin)

I remember Bev.  She was always a sweet and kind person that I really liked.  My thoughts and   prayers go out to  her family.

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