Beverley Ann Hoffman, 83, died Feb. 17, surrounded by her family at Prairie Estates Healthcare Center in Elk Point.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point. Visitation with the family will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with rosary at 6:30 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, with burial to follow at the Elk Point Cemetery.
Beverly Clifford was born in Elk Point Oct. 24, 1936 to Raymond and Viryl (Chaussee) Clifford. She grew up and attended school in Burbank until 8th grade, when her family moved to Elk Point. She graduated from Elk Point High School in 1955.
She married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Hoffman, Sept. 8, 1956. After they were married, they moved to Corpus Christi, TX, where he served in the Navy from 1956-1958. They then moved back to Elk Point to raise their family. In 1967, they started Hoffman Oil Company. Together they built their business, eventually having two gas stations and a farm bulk service. Mrs. Hoffman handled all of the financial business for the oil company, until they retired in 1998.
She loved to play golf, and was very active in the Elk Point Ladies League. She played several years in the SD women’s state golf tournament, and even got a hole-in-one in 1998. In addition to raising children and running the business, they had many hobbies, including horseback riding, snowmobiling, fishing and travelling. In the early years of their retirement, they spent their winters in Mission, TX, which they loved. She loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hoffman is survived by her children, Scott (Patricia) Hoffman, Rhonda (Jeff) Reed, Mark (Becky) Hoffman, Kelly (Todd) Heine and Dena (Jason) Fornwald; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister, Rita (Doc) McCoy.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her sister, Colleen Billburg.