Beverly S. Caterson

September 22, 1942 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 77)


Beverly Arlene Sawyer Caterson was born September 22, 1942, to Freddie and Betty Sawyer in St. Petersburg, Florida, at Mound Park Hospital, now Bayfront Medical Center. She went home to our Lord, September 9, 2020. She was a pre-school teacher, caregiver, homemaker and gracious lady, sharing her time, heart and possessions with others. To those around her, she was known to her friends as Bev, her family as Sis, Aunt B and Mom.

As a descendent of Treasure Island homesteader Thomas Henry Sawyer, Beverly’s family roots trace several decades of Pinellas County. Bev graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1961, attended both Lakeview and Roser Park Elementary as well as Southside Junior High. She took several classes at St. Petersburg Junior College (SPC). Her life’s work ranged from secretary at Pinellas Lumber to a preschool teacher at Central Christian School, mother to Granny Nanny and the PTA at her children’s schools. She enjoyed bowling, watching baseball and playing cards. She loved the company of friends and family. Many family trips were taken throughout the southeastern United States, as well New York, Alaska, and dream trips to the United Kingdom, Ireland and her last amazing journey, the Redwood’s National Forest, inspired by her 5th grade teacher. Numerous memories were created that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Beverly is proceeded in death by her father, Freddie Sawyer (1966), and her mother, Betty Sawyer (1990). Also, stepdaughter Debbie Caterson, (1990). Beverly is survived by many loving family members: her daughters Marianne Caterson of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Cheryl Skaggs and her husband Robert Skaggs, and step grandsons, Grayson and Asher Skaggs, all of Trinity, Florida. She is survived by, stepdaughter, Peggy Kruml, of Castle Pines, Colorado, and step-granddaughter Barbara Mae Sprenger and family or Aurora, Colorado. Additionally, by her brother, Thomas W. Sawyer of Pinellas Park, Florida. Nieces and nephews: Tracy Sawyer, Lara and James Warren, Courtnay and Devin Eads. Great-great nieces and nephews: Malik, Jayden, Isabella, and Devin Eads Jr.

Services will be held at Sorensen Funeral Home on September 17, 2020. Visitation will be from 5pm to 6pm, with a service at 6pm, and visitation following the service until 7pm. Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713.

Donations in Beverly Caterson’s memory may be made to:

Lake Aurora Christian Camp and Retreat Center

237 Golden Bough Road

Lake Wales, FL 33898

Beverly and her family spent time at Lake Aurora over the years at various retreats, summer camps and events.

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Funeral Service
September 17, 2020

6:00 PM
Sorensen Funeral Home
3180 30th Ave North,
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713


Lake Aurora Christian Camp and Retreat Center
237 Golden Bough Road, Lake Wales FL 33898
Tel: 1-863-696-1102

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