Beverly “Bev” Swihart Holmes, age 69, formerly of Falls Church, VA passed away peacefully on June 24, 2021. Beverly was born to the late Donald and Dorothy Miller on October 24, 1951 in Batesville, Indiana. Bev was a 1972 graduate of Ball State University, receiving her BS in Business. She then began a long and rewarding career as an associate with the US Dept of Justice, holding several positions including the Executive Office for Immigration Review. During those years Bev took a sabbatical to pursue her passion for soccer. She worked with the US Soccer Foundation for several years and also volunteered with The DC United Soccer Team. Bev was instrumental in securing grants which led to the funding of new soccer fields throughout the country. To finish out her career, Bev retired in 2019 from the US Dept of Homeland Security.
Beverly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren – she was devoted to encouraging and inspiring them. You could often find her on the sports fields cheering them on (and often times the loudest one) over the years with their various sports. When she wasn’t on the sports fields, Bev enjoyed simple pleasures such as talking and spending time with family & friends, listening to music, and used her talents crocheting. Anyone that knew Bev, also knew of her love for animals. Bev’s life will remain an influence and legacy which will endure through her family.
Left to treasure her memory are her adored sons, Shawn Swihart & wife Andrea; with grandsons Logan and Austin; Scott Swihart, with grandchildren Angie, Annabell and Erick; brother, Rodney Miller & wife Wendy; sister, Karen Elliott & husband Larry; In addition, by her first husband, Joseph Swihart. Bev and Joe remained committed to being the best parents to their boys. As well as her second husband, Steve Holmes, and many more extended family members and friends.
A celebration of life will take place for Beverly at Altmeyer Funeral Home Maestas Chapel (1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach, 23451) on Friday, July 23, at 11:00 AM. If desired, in lieu of flowers, and to continue Bev’s legacy, the family ask that a memorial donation be made to US Soccer Foundation in Beverly’s name. You can go to www.tmcfunding.com to make the donation or by clicking the link “HERE”.
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