Beverly May Blue

Blue, Bev_ovalAugust 8, 1948 ~ September 2, 2018

Beverly “Bev” Blue, 70, Sioux Falls, died Monday, September 2, 2018 at the Sanford USD Medical Center after a brave fight with cancer.

Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a sharing time at 7pm. Memorial services will be 10:30AM, Friday, September 7, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, Sioux Falls.

At Bev’s request of “No Flowers”, a memorial has been established.

Beverly “Bev” May Nytroe was born August 8, 1948, in Sioux Falls to Kermit and Elaine (Peterson) Nytroe. She was raised in Crooks and Brandon, and graduated from Brandon Valley High School in 1967. She then attended the National College of Business in Rapid City. Bev met Richard “Rick” Blue III downtown on the loop in 1969. They were married on November 12, 1971, and resided in Sioux Falls. Bev and Rick had two boys, Richard “Rich” IV and Jeremy. Bev worked at the Elks Lodge for several years and later worked for Kelly Girls, a temp service which led to her career at Citibank for 30 years. She retired in 2012, due to her health issues. She was a member of First Presbyterian in Sioux Falls for 30 years and taught Sunday School for all of those 30 years. She was also an advisor for the church youth group for 13 years.

Bev enjoyed crocheting, bowling, and reading. Most of all, Bev loved to spend time with family and her grandchildren.

Bev is survived by two sons, Richard IV “Rich” (Cindy), Sioux Falls and Jeremy (Heidi), Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Richard V, Lauren, and Darian; and four siblings, Bonnie (Gene) Shumaker, Sioux Falls, Bruce (Cathy) Nytroe, Brandon, Barb (Jim) Schartz, Brandon, and Brenda Lape, Brandon; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard III; one sister Betty Dansman; one great niece and one great nephew.

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  • Jackie Mayo says:

    To our dear sweet Bev, I have only had the chance to get to know you over the past few months, but we always said our meeting was meant to be. Cancer brought us together and I will never forget our weekly meetings at Leaning on HOPE. You will forever be remembered in our hearts. RIP my dear sweet friend.

  • Tanya Heinzman says:

    You will be greatly missed by many Bev. Rest well and we will meet again someday.

  • Teresa Koch says:

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bev at Citibank she was an awesome person. My prayers go out to her family.

  • Jullie says:

    Barb, My thoughts,prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family

    Jullie and Deb Jacobs

  • Shelly Simantel Horr says:

    To the family of Bev Blue, I was so sad to hear of Bev’s passing this past weekend. I have known Bev for many years at 1st Presbyterian Church and we taught Sunday School together to the younger kids. The kids adored Bev and always knew that they would be getting a hug from Bev. My teenage sons still talk about having Bev as a teacher. She was a great person and will be missed by many. God Bless you all.

  • Jeremy Penn says:

    Bev taught me in Sunday school many years ago – you could always count on her for a great smile! I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed!

  • Rich Blue IV son says:

    THANK YOU ALL for the kind words about MOM. She loved the church, and she missed all of the people at CITIBANK that she grew to know over the last 30+ years. She is at peace now, pain free and back with our dad.

  • Terry Keill says:

    To Bev’s family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of this wonderful woman. Bev and I sat together almost every Sundays in church. She was so fun to talk to and you could tell she had a kind soul and a good heart. She will be missed.

  • Heather Adamson says:

    Much sympathy to Bev’s family. I will miss sitting by her in the up front pews. FPC is very grateful for the time she invested in the kids of the church.

  • Michelle Roisum Ahrens says:

    Ricky and Jeremy,

    I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing and for your loss. I grew up on Glendale and babysat you. I remember Bev being happy and always very kind. God bless you.

  • Cathy Nytroe says:

    Bev was a cherished sister to me, always upbeat and loved. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Love to you always.

  • Susan Olson says:

    My beautiful amazing friend!!! We have been friends ever since our kids Tanya and Richard we together in head start and that is like 44yrs ago! Though miles seperated us we still remained friends and had our talks on facebook. I could not make it to your memorial service but know that I was there in spirit!! you will be missed so much you were such an example of a fighter and a brave courageous woman!! You are now a beautiful angel and in wonderful place where you are no longer in pain!!! Soar high in the sky beautiful lady!! Prayers to the family of Bev, she was someone pretty darn special!! RIP My friend (Bev)

  • Joy Karschnik says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! I worked with Bev at Citibank. She was a really sweet lady.

  • Larry Johnson says:

    Bruce, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Donna Hewitt says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Nytroe family on the loss of your sister. I knew your family many years ago before you were all grown up. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any of you, but remember you all well. Some of you babysat our kids when Dale was racing.
    Again I am so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing.

  • Jen Noble says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCC79vVYvkQ
    She chose “Praise Like Fireworks” as a song to remember her by…take a listen.

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