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In Memory

Beverly Bloodworth (Lord)

Beverly Bloodworth (Lord)


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.

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09/08/14 05:10 PM #5    

Jane Cates (Riggs)

I have many, many, many wonderful memories of Beverly and her family.  She was a big part of my life at SFA.  I will always think of her with much love.  I'm filled with sadness at this loss.  

09/08/14 06:09 PM #6    

Jo Ann Blazek (Peters)

I always thought of Beverly  as a person with a sweet, sweet spirit.  Certainly a great lady and friend.  Prayers for the family.

09/09/14 07:52 AM #7    

Charlotte Cole (Wilson)

I always thought of Beverly as the perfect lady.  Her hair was always "fixed", she had a beautiful complexion, her wardrobe was very tailored and she was just naturally smart.  I loved being around her as she was always so pleasant.  I have very fond memories of Beverly and the fun times we had at her house.  It's hard to say goodbye to another dear classmate.

09/09/14 09:06 AM #8    

Jo Louise Piraino (Burley)

Saddened to read of the passing of Beverly, sister to my classmate Barry.  I know the Class of '63 will miss this lovely and accomplished lady.  Peace and comfort to all her family.

09/09/14 10:43 AM #9    

Irene Boatcallie

Beverly will be missed. I feel very blessed to have known her for she was such a lovely, positive, and uplifting person. I savor the wonderful memories of Beverly and all our wonderful classmates.


09/09/14 10:25 PM #10    

Zan Colson (Brown)

The strongest impression Beverly left on me happened long after high school, when I learned she had become an attorney.  When we were in undergraduate school, only the gutsiest of women became "lady lawyers.".  She was a pioneer. I suspect she faced more than her share of obstacles, not unlike those of you women who were brave enough to study at Texas A&M back in those days. 

09/10/14 10:15 PM #11    

Laura Jean Allen (Loving)

My breath had a sudden intake when I read of Beverly's passing--even though I realized she was gravely ill, it is still a shock to read. I first met her mother when a lot of us attended Travis Elementary--met Beverly at Lamar and have many great memories of our public school years. As with so many of us, went our separate ways for college and "lost touch". At the 2009 planning party for our 50th, met again (she was Keith G. Halsell's date for the evening) and really enjoyed getting reacquainted. Heaven has an additional bright star from now until we all meet again. My sympathy to her family and friends--other than we Broncos.

09/13/14 04:46 PM #12    

Keith German (Halsell)

Beverly was one of the nicest, smartest, and most thoughtful classmates that we had in our class.  She was a wonderful LISTENER and was always interested in what others had to say.  She was a beautiful person who left behind a host of friends and family whose lives are forever enriched because we knew her. We will remember her and miss her for the rest of our days.

09/21/14 07:47 PM #13    

Karen Geppert (Miller)

Beverly will always remain in my mind as one who was so very kind and nice to every person she talked to.  What a great example she leaves behind.  May God's Peace be with her family.

Karen Miller

09/25/14 03:30 PM #14    

Marilyn Davis (Holdredge)

I first read about the final chapter in Beverly's life several weeks ago.  Like many others I was lost for words.  I wasn't lost for memories and feelings about Beverly.    I thought I would wait and post when the words came.  They will always be hard and inadaquate. Beverly will be missed by many because of the wonderful person she was.  We knew she was kind to all, always had a smile.  She was special.   Marilyn Davis Holdredge 

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