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Beverly Ann Rothrock Memorial
Beverly Ann Rothrock Memorial

Beverly Ann Rothrock

Beverly Ann Rothrock

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Beverly Ann Rothrock, age 68, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington.

Bev was born February 1, 1942, in Port Townsend, Washington, to Robert and Mildred (Arey) Minish, and grew up and attended school in Port Townsend.  There, in 1958, she met Gene A. “Rock” Rothrock, who was in the Coast Guard, and they were married January 23, 1959.

Bev was a former Lady Elk of Port Townsend Lodge #317, and member of the Elks RV Club.  She was active as a Den Mother and Committee Member of the Cub Scouts in Marysville and Port Townsend.  She taught CCD at Catholic Churches in Port Townsend, Seattle and Morrow Bay, California, and she was currently attending Immaculate Conception Parish in Arlington.  She was a chaperone and Queen Mother of the Marysville Strawberry Festival, traveling with the float.  She was active in YMCA with children, and women’s exercise programs until she suffered health issues.  All her grandchildren were her treasures; she energetically enjoyed spending her hours participating and attending Brittany and Nicholas’ activities.  Her sister Carolyn was a special part of her life.  Even though in pain, she continued to donate time to the children of Pioneer Elementary school in Arlington, Washington.  Children were her passion.

Bev is survived by her husband of 51 years, “Rock”; son, Gene A. “Nick” Rothrock, Jr. and his wife Jolynn, of Arlington; daughter, L. Rene’ Brown and her husband Steve, of Port Townsend; son Gilbert Wilkins and his wife Joyce, of Port Orchard; son Kevin Wilkins and his wife Rae Lynn, of Moses Lake; three sisters and one brother; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be said by Father Jim Dalton, at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E. 5th St., Arlington, Washington.  Memorial donations are recommended to the YMCA Summer Camp Scholarship Program.


  • McKrill Family

    Grandma Bev made us fortunate ones part of her flock, lucky beyond belief. Everyone was included really, Grandma Bev loved all of God’s children with a open heart and arms. Many of my best memories are of Grandma Bev dragging Rock and us kids to the Stawberry Festival Parade (annually), she was the Queen Mum and determined that all would have a great time. We sure did Grandma Bev, thanks for loving us so completely.

    God’s love to the Rothrock Family.

  • Kathy, Ben, and Kris Torve

    We were saddened to hear of Bev’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. Bev spent many lunch hours with Kris, first at Kent Prairie, and then Pioneer Elementary. She made a difference in his life just by giving her time, and lending an ear, playing checkers, and sharing a laugh. She always included Ben when she brought a gift to Kris. I know she made a difference in so many kid’s lives, and I always appreciated her words of encouragement, and her hugs. It was a blessing to have known her. Thankyou, Bev!

  • Allan and Rose Marie Bayha

    We convey our condolences to the family.

    Bev was a wonderfull person of God

    May God bewith you all

  • John and Lisa Milless and family

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, Grandma Bev was a special lady. We always enjoyed visiting with her at the kids games and activities. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

  • Debbie and Kevin Glidden

    We are sorry to hear about Bev. We were neighbors in the Sunnyside area and chatted and waved on many occasion. Our prayers our with the family. Cherish the many special memories you had with such
    a special lady.