Beverly Viola Hustad Bozanich, 90, of Tucson, Ariz., and former longtime Anacortes, Wash., resident died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home in Tucson.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1923, in Minot, N.D., to Knute Hustad and Beda (Houge) Hustad and graduated from Minot High School in June 1941. Bev was united in marriage to Anthony J. Bozanich on Aug. 9, 1941, in Anacortes, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Gustave Treunet officiating.
Bev was active in PTA all through her children's school year, beginning as a room mother and served two terms as president of AHS PTA. She was a Cub Scout den mother and helped with the Girl Scouts as well. For 10 years she and Anthony were Seattle Times Dealers for Anacortes. She ran the route and was a "first boss" for many young Anacortes boys. She was active at St. Mary Catholic Church until she moved to Tucson in 2004. Her involvement included being a Eucharistic minister, serving on the funeral luncheon and rummage sale committees, and serving as president of Holy Family Guild. She moved to Tucson in 2004 to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and John White. There she continued to be active at Most Holy Trinity Parish and traveling with Jackie and John. She was able to visit both homelands of her Swedish and Norwegian parents and cruised through the Panama Canal twice.
Bev was preceded in death by: her husband, Anthony (Tony); son, Dr. Peter K. Bozanich; parents; brother, Kermit Hustad; and sister, Beatrice Hustad.
She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jacqueline and John White of Tucson; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Janice Bozanich of Reno, Nev.; and daughter-in-law, Sharlene Bozanich of Spokane, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Leona Bozanich of Reno, Nev., John A. (Janice) White of Costa Mesa, Calif., Michael (Janelle) Brookman of Briar, Wash., Kenneth (Michelle) White of Phoenix, Ariz., Jason Bozanich of Seattle, Jon Bozanich and Pat Flynn of Reno, and Sara (Gordon) Bell of Portland, Ore; and 10 great-grandchildren, Cody Bozanich, of Reno, Cameron Lewis of Costa Mesa, Kayla, McKenna and Broderick Bell of Portland, Timothy and Abigail White of Phoenix, Megan and Christian Bozanich-Flynn of Reno, Elizabeth Brookman, of Briar, Heather Reger of Costa Mesa, and Carrie-Anne Clark of Yorba Linda, Calif.; four great-great-grandchildren, Alexis Reger, Gabe Vera and Connor and Nolan Clark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be: Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m. PDT in St. Mary Catholic Church, Anacortes, followed by burial next to her husband at Grand View Cemetery, Anacortes. A reception will be held back at the Fr Auer Center. A memorial Mass will be held at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Tucson at a later date.
Rosary: will be held today, Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Anacortes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. Peter K. Bozanich Scholarship Fund c/o Eastern Washington University Foundation, 102 Hargreaves Hall, Cheney, WA, 99004 or to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southern Arizona Affiliate, 4574 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711 or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, Wash., and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Bev, please sign the online guest register at (www.evanschapel.com).