Cady, Beverly (Dew), Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 91 years old. Beverly Dew was born on July 4, 1923 to the late John “Jack” R. and Mildred (Hollencamp) Dew. She married Dr. Frederick J. Cady, Jr. on March 25, 1946. Beverly graduated from Landon High School in Jacksonville, FL, and received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University), becoming a registered dietitian. While working at Harper Hospital, she met her future husband and love of her life, Fred, with whom she would have celebrated their sixty-ninth wedding anniversary this March 25. Beverly believed in lifelong education, studying history and literature at Saginaw Valley State University well into her 80s. She was an avid world traveler with a special place in her heart for Italy, where she studied abroad for six months in the 1990s. When she wasn't taking care of her family and cooking gourmet Southern specialties, she donated much of her time to the Saginaw community. She was the President of the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, member of Junior League, taught Sunday School, served on the Board for First United Methodist Church, and was involved in numerous other community clubs and activities. Beverly is survived by her husband, Dr. Frederick J. Cady, Jr.; her sons: John (Libby) Cady of Aurora, IL, Bruce (Debbie) Cady of Lapeer, and William “Bill” Cady of Traverse City; daughters: Nancy (Michael) Stachiw of Fenton, MO and Jacqueline Campbell of Lahaina, HI; Henry “Hank” (Kim) Pletscher of Saginaw; grandchildren: Danielle Pankuch, Jason Cady, Steven Cady, Michael Cady, Geoffrey Cady, Lindsey Cady, Beverly Cady, Michael Stachiw, Jacqueline Stachiw, Ian Campbell, and Madeline Campbell; and four great-grandchildren. Beverly was preceded in death by her son, Frederick Joseph “Joe” Cady, III and sisters, Jacqueline Polk and Beulah “Beudie” Dean Royal. A Funeral Service for Beverly will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 12 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, Rev. Kathryn S. Snedeker will officiate. Entombment will take place at St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 2-6 p.m. at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road. Beverly will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the St. Mary's of Michigan Foundation. Share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.