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Beverly Smernoff

Beverly Smernoff

Beverly Jo Smernoff passed away Dec. 31, 2021. She was 88. Services were organized by Shalom Funeral Services, and held at Mt. Nebo Cemetery on Jan. 7, 2022. Rabbi Richard Rheins officiated.

Mrs. Smernoff grew up in Moore and Stillwater, Okla. After WW II, her family moved to Denver, where she attended South High School. After attending Colorado Women’s College and the University of Colorado, Beverly met Dean Smernoff. They were married in 1953 and were a couple for 65 years until Mr. Smernoff passed away in 2019.

For the first 18 months of their marriage, Mr. Smernoff was in the Armed Forces, and served in a MASH unit in South Korea. While Mr. Smernoff was stationed in South Korea, Mrs. Smernoff gave birth to their first daughter, Susan. They subsequently added to their family with another daughter and two sons.

“Jo always had a garden. Touching the earth and growing flowers and plants brought her joy,” the family said.

“Her friendships stretched from high school to the Jewish community at Temple Sinai and included her children’s friends and neighbors in the homes she shared with Dean,” the family added.

Mrs. Smernoff is survived by her children Susan Smernoff (Barry Make), Lisa Smernoff (Bill Hangen), David Smernoff (Cindy Russell) and Eric Smernoff; and five grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to Temple Sinai or the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

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