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Beverly J. (Johnston) Baldwin
October 12, 1929 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Bev Baldwin was born in Colorado on October 12, 1929. The only daughter
of Maurice Johnston Sr. and Mary Margaret Pile, the family soon relocated to
Southern California. Bev went to high school in Santa Ana California,
graduating at age sixteen and attending community college until her transfer
to University of California, Berkeley, in 1947. She later graduated from
University of California with honors and completed a teachers credential in
the first graduating class at UC Fullerton. During the years that followed, Bev
taught school in California, specifically loving her Kindergarten and Pre-
School aged students.
Bev married B. Dale Baldwin, a graduate of Occidential College, in 1948.
Dale, a veteran of World War II, was also an educator, and she and Dale
lived in many parts of the Golden State, teaching in California Schools.
They eventually retired to Southern California, settling in Rancho Bernardo,
a city near San Diego. They happily relocated to Sun City West, Arizona in
1994, and she remained in Sun City West after Dale passed on in 2005.
Bev and Dale reared two children, her daughter, Brooke Vernile of Phoenix
and her son, the Right Rev Henry Scott Baldwin, a pastor in the Anglican
Church of the United States, now residing in Del Mar, New York, Bev is also
survived by a grand-daughter, Evelyn Hope Baldwin Meyer, a professor at
SUNY Albany. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Maurice
Milton “Johnny” Johnston, Jr., and a grandson, Henry Edward Baldwin.
Bev’s life was a true example of living Christianity, loving Jesus Christ with
all her heart and cherishing the joy of friendship with other lovers of the Lord
through kindness, generosity and compassion. Her smile and caring nature
will be missed by all who knew her, including members of the congregation
at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Sun City West, where she will be interred.