Beverly Bloodworth Lord, age 69, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at her home in Houston TX.
Beverly was born in Waco TX on March 18, 1945. She was the daughter of the late Doris Hughes Bloodworth and Dr. Morris Elkins Bloodworth of Bryan. Beverly loved sharing stories about her childhood, which was spent, in part, in the Rio Grande Valley, where her father was a soil scientist as part of his work with Texas A&M University. She also lived in Bryan and was a valedictorian of Stephen F. Austin High School before attending the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She continued her education at the University of Texas School of Law, where she was a Portia Award winner and earned a Juris Doctorate in 1969. Beverly began her law career as an assistant city attorney in Dallas; then beginning in 1970, she served with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, in Chicago IL and Los Angeles CA. Her duties included prosecuting cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act and federal labor anti-discrimination laws. She concluded her employment with the Solicitor’s Office in 1977 when she moved to Houston to assume private practice. A highly regarded attorney, she spent the majority of her career in private practice in Houston, serving her clients in matters of family law.
Beverly was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family at home and at the family ranch in Wheelock TX. She had a large circle of friends and participated in an investment group, a breakfast group called the Legal Eagles, and she was active with the Tri Delta alumnae association. Ultimately, she will most be remembered for her kindness—whether it be to strangers, to her clients, to her friends, or to her family.
Beverly is survived by her sons, Justin Nash Lord and his wife, Andrea, and Jordan Ellis Lord and his wife, Elizabeth, as well as her granddaughter, Carmela Barrett Lord. She is also survived by her brother, Morris Barrett Bloodworth and his wife, Sue, as well as a niece and a nephew and several grand nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston.