Naomi Beverly Stout, née Boulden—Bubba to her family—was a loving wife to her late husband Dick and a remarkable mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She left this life for the next peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, February 4, 2022 at 91.
Beverly, as she preferred, was born in Elkton, Maryland September 10, 1930, the youngest of George and Maggie Boulden’s thirteen children. She graduated from Gloucester High School in New Jersey where she excelled at field hockey and basketball and, more importantly, met Dick. She and the kids traveled with Dick’s Dupont job for ten years before settling in Wilmington. Along the way she earned her nursing degree.
Besides her overprotectiveness with her children being the stuff of legend, she was known for the spaghetti sauce and pies she made for church dinners and bake sales. Beverly had an open-door policy for friends and family, who usually dropped by unannounced, and hosted family picnics that typically topped 100 in attendance. She and Dick also created an idyllic place for their grandchildren to visit and play.
She is survived by her children Richard (Kathryn), Thomas (Denise), Nancy, and Carolyn Thomas (Kevin); grandchildren Clea, Cammy, Chris, Olivia, Taylor, Evan, and Morgan; seven great children; and a host of nieces and nephews and honorary granddaughter Amy.
Visitation begins Friday, February 11 at 10 am at the Community of Christ Church, (where Beverly was a lifelong member) 1205 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 19808. Her memorial service begins at 11 am followed by a box lunch. Burial to follow in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Elkton, MD.
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