Beverly Matilda Boyer, loving life partner and mother, 80, Aitkin, passed away July 13, 2019 at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato.

Bev was born Feb. 16, 1939 in Brainerd, to Gilbert and Edna (Hollingsworth) Tornell. She was raised in Pequot Lakes, with her brother DeWayne Tornell.

On April 1, 1986, Bev moved to Aitkin with her life partner, Steve Collins and her son, Kevin. Her cats brought great joy in her life, as did her many arts and crafts. Bev was well known for her beautiful quilts and afghans. Bev served as the secretary and treasurer for the Double M Saddle Club.

Bev is survived by her life partner, Steve Collins; beloved son, Kevin (Margaret) Noren; daughter, Karen (Jason) Schuur; and grandchildren: Tiffani, Brittani, Miranda, Draven, Nevada, and Sierria. Bev was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, DeWayne.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Dr., in North Mankato with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Pequot Lakes Cemetery at a later date.

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