29 Jul Beverly Jane Blackner
Beverly Jane Blackner, born in Ogalala Nebraska, February 9, 1942, died on July 21, 2021, at Brighton House assisted Living in Riverton, UT from digestive track complications. Jane, who told everyone the name Beverly was too old fashioned, was the youngest of many children to Edward R. Hultquist and Blanche H. Saunders. She was the last surviving child. Jane was married to Whipple “Tiny” Blackner. They did not have children together, but they blended their families from previous marriages with two stepsons Todd Blackner and Kent Blackner and three of her own children: Penny Hayes, Poppy Graham and John Clark. Jane was a secretary for a warehouse division on Hill Air Force base which was perfect, being that she was very punctual and routine. Everything had to be in a designated place or else! Her day to day was very planned out and she hardly deviated. Once retired, Jane and Tiny remained in their home in Layton, Utah together until Tiny passed in 2005. Several years later Jane found happiness and solace in the opportunity of being sealed to Tiny in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Salt Lake Temple for all eternity. She wasn’t going to let him go that easily! Jane remained in her home until 2020 when she moved closer to family in Riverton, Utah who were able to help with her daily needs. She constantly reminded her dearest, long-time friends, Ron Mathers and Florene McCrary, that getting old was a pain in the a**! Some would say that Jane’s best friends were her lawn mower and Dr. Pepper. She was so spirited and determined to do things herself with little to no help. She never hesitated to provide unfiltered criticism to anything or anyone she didn’t agree with. Because of this quality, it could be hard to get to know her but once you did, you couldn’t help but love her. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, and her youngest daughter Poppy L. Bohannon-Graham. Jane leaves behind a very honorable legacy, one to be ever so proud of. She is survived by her children Penny L. Hayes (Alan), and John F. Clark, 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
At Jane’s request no funeral services will be held. Instead, a celebration of life will be held for her surviving family at a later date.