YARMOUTH — Beverly Jervis, 80, of Devon, Pennsylvania, and Yarmouth, died Aug. 14 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with her husband, Dik, and her daughter, April, by her side.
Jervis was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Hustontown, Pennsylvania, to Ray and Raye Lamberson. She grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and attended Hollidaysburg High School. Upon graduation, she attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania to study home economics.
After marrying Dik, the couple moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia, where they raised three daughters. With a longstanding desire to help others, Beverly returned to school at Bryn Mawr College, studying social work and psychology. After working as a social worker for local agencies, she started her own counseling practice, which focused on family care and grief support.
Jervis returned to Bryn Mawr in the early 1980s to earn a master’s degree in psychology. She continued her work until retiring in 2003.
In 2007, she and her husband moved to Maine to be closer to their daughter, April. Jervis enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and trading witty remarks with her family members.
Jervis is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dik; her three daughters, April Dieterle and her husband, Jad, Dawn Moore and her husband, Greg, and Robyn Lonto and her husband, Rob; and six grandchildren, Jake, Hayden and Luke Dieterle, Ben Kaplan, and Rachel and Ryan Lonto.
Services will be held at a later date.