Beverley Hall McGee
April 7, 1932 ~ November 10, 2023
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Beverley Hall McGee, 91, of Asheville, passed away on November 10, 2023, surrounded by love. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll McGee, parents, Eric and Lois Hall, and her two sisters, Ruth Dunwoody and Kathryn Brinkley. She was incredibly loved and is survived by her son, Bruce McGee of Asheville, daughters, Beverley McGee Gidus (Dave) of Asheville and Brenda McGee (Scott Clegg) of Athens, Georgia, and most important, her adored grandson, Brendan McGee of Asheville.
Beverley was born on April 7, 1932. After graduating from Lee Edwards High School, she attended Mission School of Nursing and worked at both Mission and VA Hospitals. Early in her career, she traveled with one of the country’s first mobile medical units, providing healthcare to factory workers across the US. Later, she became a surgical nurse and was chosen for the team performing the first open heart surgery in NC. While nursing was her career, music was her passion. Beverley was a gifted vocalist (contralto) and performed everywhere… churches, synagogues, and as the guest soloist with choruses and symphonies throughout the US. In her free time, she loved gathering people together and helped organize reunions most every year. Her favorites were those from childhood, her neighborhood, Kenilworth, and her high school, with reunions continuing through 2019. She was also part of the Mission Belles, retired nurses who provide scholarships for nursing students.
Beverley McGee is in heaven having a great time catching up with family and friends. For those of us here, her life will be celebrated in a small, private family ceremony.