Beverley Mavis Carhart

Beverley Mavis Carhart

VOORHEESVILLE — Beverley Mavis Carhart died peacefully after a brief stay at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. She was previously cared for at her beloved home in Voorheesville surrounded by her family and friends. She was 88.

Born April 3, 1932, in Albany to Pearl Wiertz and Reveille Starks, she was the youngest of three daughters. Growing up, she joined the Sea Scouts Civil Air Patrol and Girl Scouts. She excelled in art and music, especially piano and viola.

“A love of nature brought many adventures, ice fishing and canoeing with her father,” her family wrote in a tribute. “In her senior year of high school, Beverley met a young sailor, Kenneth S. Carhart, and they married in Albany, on January 28, 1951.

“She was determined to raise their ever-growing family (one daughter and four sons) in the country and built a home in Voorheesville beneath her beloved Helderberg Mountains. She taught ceramics and art lessons for many years. Her love of skiing allowed the family to spend winters at Homestead ski area where she was on National Ski Patrol.

“Beverley loved all the seasons and hiking in the area with her different rescue dogs. There was no limit to her many talents which included: Knitting, sewing, gardening, canning, bird-carving, carpentry, framing, and music. Over her lifetime, she played piano, viola, organ, guitar, and accordion. She learned to do and excel in anything that interested her.”


Beverley Mavis Carhart is survived by her children, April Carhart and Ben Nickerson, Kenneth Carhart, and his wife, Cathy, Mark Carhart and Nancy Smietana, Lance Carhart and his wife, Epi Carhart. She is also survived by her grandsons, Christopher, Jacob, and Brian; by her granddaughters, Emily, Dayle, Vanessa, and Sabrina; and by her great-granddaughters, Savannah, Isabella, and Aria.

“Many thanks to her close friends and neighbors for their love and support,” her family wrote.

 Her son Edward L. Carhart died before her, as did her sisters, Vivian and Betty.

An open memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., at Centerpointe Community Church, 481 Route 146, Altamont, NY 12009.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Centerpointe Community Church, Post Office Box 273, Guilderland Center, NY 12085.


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