Funeral services for Beverly Elkington will be broadcast via Facebook Live on Friday, July 30, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM MST. If viewing this broadcast from a mobile device, the Facebook App is required. If you are viewing this broadcast on a desktop computer, a Facebook account is not required. To watch this service, please click on the link below. \r\n\r\n Click HERE to view Funeral Services for Beverly Elkington\r\n\r\n\r\nIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Beverly Jean Currell Elkington. Beverly passed away on Friday July 23, 2021 at her home in South Jordan, Utah after a brief battle with cancer. \r\n\r\nBeverly was born February 27, 1939 in Logan, Utah. Shortly after her birth, she was adopted by the Walter Leslie Currell and Jessie Cowley Currell of Logan. She never shied away from her adoption and had several opportunities to know her birth parents but felt complete confidence that she belonged with her parents and family. While she was an only child, her cousins and extended family were a huge part of her life. They were close through their growing years and well into adulthood. \r\n\r\nAfter graduation from Logan High School Beverly attended Stevens Henagar College in Salt Lake City and later transferred to Utah State University. While enrolled at Utah State University, Beverly met Stephen Wayne Smith. After Wayne served nearly three years on a church mission, the two were married in the Logan Utah temple in October of 1964. They were blessed with the birth of Stephen in 1966, the adoption of Jeffrey in 1968, the birth of their favorite daughter Nicole in 1971, and the birth of Gregory in 1973. \r\n\r\nThe family did not put down roots in the early years, living in Logan, Portland, Oregon, Woodinville and Snohomish, Washington, Escondido, California, Cobham, England, Escondido, California (again) and Layton, Utah with Beverly always at Wayne’s side as a willing companion for their next great adventure which could be a continent away or right next door. Wayne passed in 1996 at the age of 54, leaving a distinct void in the family.\r\n\r\nBeing a woman of excellent and selective taste, Beverly waited many years before marrying William Larry Elkington in 2014 and later being sealed in the St. George temple. Beverly and Larry moved from Kaysville to Ivins outside of St. George where they served a church mission, having the opportunity to work with the Native Americans in that area. After their mission, they moved to Washington, Utah before a move to South Jordan in 2020 to be closer to their family.\r\n \r\nThe world lost a vast amount of knowledge regarding men’s tailoring and sewing in general with the passing of Beverly. Beverly perfected her tailoring talents through a series of internships with Italian Master Tailor Ernest Vairo. Beverly was an exceptional tailor who authored a book, “Men’s Tailoring for the Home Sewer”, taught classes and was often published and referenced by many pattern companies. While teaching classes, Beverly would make a complete suit each quarter, leaving Wayne one well-dressed man. \r\n\r\nBeverly loved and lost many dogs throughout her life. Her compassion for them was evident in her care and love for each. We are sure they were anxiously awaiting her on the other side. \r\n\r\nHer compassionate nature was not reserved for her furry friends. Her care and concern extended to family, friends, and strangers all throughout her life. She opened her home to those who were in need. She spent unnumbered hours comforting and supporting those who lost loved ones or suffered other tragedy. She hosted countless meals for funerals, weddings, or Relief Society gatherings which afforded her the opportunity to add to her substantial selection of fine china and the amenities that accompany it. \r\n\r\nSetting a proper table and knowing how to use the utensils correctly was a lesson taught early and often to her children. Sunday dinner was a time-honored tradition in the formal dining room with manners closely watched. The meals were not just about the presentation, Beverly was also an excellent cook, even more so after attending the Cordon Bleu Cooking School while living in England. Many recipes have been handed down including perhaps the most famous of all, which is aptly named “Mom’s Chicken”. That one was not learned at Cordon Bleu but is loved just the same.\r\n\r\nThere are many lasting memories of this wonderful woman. She stomped her foot while taking pictures – it was her way of telling you you’d better smile. Cracked wheat cereal, hold the sugar, was ground fresh each morning as the lone item on the breakfast menu during the children’s growing up years (also not learned at Cordon Bleu). She developed “The Uniform” consisting of a skirt and top that could have earned her millions of dollars but instead earned her millions of compliments. Countless hours spent combing through “ancient” dust covered documents and records with her children as she worked on family history and taught her children the importance of this great work.\r\n\r\nWhether you called her Nana or Granny, all her grandkids loved her tea parties, Easter egg hunts, family birthday parties, cooking and sewing lessons and of course all the Christmas fun. Each grandchild received many handmade gifts over the years that they still treasure today. Beverly was careful to spend time with each grandchild individually so they would feel of her love for them.\r\n\r\nIn the end, she would above all like it to be remembered that she loves the Lord, has a strong and unbending testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ, and of His role in the atonement that allows us to live again. She has an unending love for her family and looks forward to the day we will be reunited, together, on the other side of the veil where she has already passed. We can all expect to meet her there with her arms outstretched for us. \r\n\r\nBeverly is survived by her husband Larry of South Jordan, her four children, Stephen Smith (Melonie) of Santaquin, Utah, Jeffrey Smith (Leslie) of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Nicole Harker (Philip) of Draper, Utah and Gregory Smith of South Jordan. Her love extends to her stepchildren and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren which are here and beyond the veil.\r\n\r\nBeverly was preceded in death by her parents Walter Leslie Currell and Jessie Cowley, Her Husband Stephen Wayne Smith, and a granddaughter Amberlee Rose Dunn Barnes. \r\n\r\nFuneral services will be held on Friday July 30, 2021 at 11:00 am in the chapel located at 10124 S. 1300 West, South Jordan. \r\n\r\nPublic viewings will be held on Thursday, July 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan and Friday July 30, at the chapel from 9:30 to 10:45 am. The funeral will begin at 11:00am\r\n\r\nInterment will be at the Logan City Cemetery.