Beverly Keith (1927-2008)

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Beverly Keith Golightly
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Beverly Golightly
Born: 17 Apr 1927 Elberta, Utah
Died: 29 Nov 2008 Utah
Father: William Jairus Keith, Jr.
Mother: Ida Lavon Penrod
Siblings: J. Allan Keith
Beverly Keith
William Penrod Keith
Mary Belle Keith
Wayne Penrod Keith
Helen Keith
Karen Keith
Lon Penrod Keith
Spouse: Max Chatterton Golightly
Married: 17 Sep 1948 Manti, Utah
Children: Gary Dewaine Golightly
Laurynda Gae Golightly
Kim Oliver Golightly
Kyle Chatterton Golightly
Guy Parley Keith Golightly


Daily Herald Archives, Thursday, December 4, 2008:

Beverly Keith Golightly

Beverly Keith Golightly, 81, of Provo, passed away Saturday.

She was born to William Jairus Keith, Jr. and LaVon Penrod Keith, April 17, 1927, in Elberta, Utah. Beverly attended the Franklin and Maeser Elementary Schools and graduated from Provo High School in 1945. While studying art at BYU in 1948, Beverly auditioned as a tap dancer for a varsity show, "Significant Spring," written and directed by the late Max C. Golightly. Max gave Beverly that part, and then a larger one. They married that September in the Manti Temple. They lived in Glendora, California during 1953 to 1956, where Max taught theatre at Citrus Jr. College and Beverly worked at the Broadway department store, before returning to Provo, where Max was a professor at BYU until his retirement in 1989.

Beverly focused her time and energy on her family. She also worked at various times as a window decorator, commercial artist, interior decorator, and dance instructor. She was a gifted artist. In recent years she devoted herself to writing, which she termed "painting with words." She appreciated and collected all things old, worn, and weathered, especially bottles, and all kinds of books. She had an engaging sense of humor.

Beverly is survived by her four sons and one daughter: Gary Golightly of Provo; Laury Golightly of Salt Lake City; Kim (Anne Ashworth) Golightly of Bethesda, MD; Kyle (Michelle Briggs) Golightly of Orem; and Guy (Christine Call) Golightly of Spanish Fork. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Keith of Lindon, and Lon Keith of Provo; three sisters, Mary Belle Boyack, Helen Beaman, and Karen Gibson, of Provo. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jay Allan Keith and William Keith.

Max & Beverly
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Edgemont 19th Ward chapel, at 4775 North 300 West, Provo. Friends may visit with the family from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the chapel prior to services. Burial will be held at Goshen City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Inc., 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400, New York, NY 10122,


Beverly Keith GOLIGHTLY
Birth Date: 17 Apr 1927
Death Date: 29 Nov 2008
Social Security Number: 529-26-4018
State Where Number Was Issued: Utah
Death Residence Zip Code: 84604
Provo, Utah, Utah
Sundance, Utah, Utah
  • Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family, p. 53.
  • Ancestral File, Submission AF83-089446
Family of: Max C. Golightly & Beverly Keith
  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Mrs. Helen Keith Beaman
Family of: William Jairus Keith & Ida Lavon Penrod
  • The Daily Herald on Sunday, 13 Sep 1998, page A6, Obituary: William Jairus (Bill) Keith, Jr.