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Beverly J. "Bev" Downs

February 10, 1959 - February 09, 2017

Beverly J. "Bev" Downs (nee_Baron), age 57, a resident of Naperville, IL for 32 years, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home after a 2 1/2 year battle with breast cancer.  She was born February 10, 1959 in Hammond, IN.

Beloved wife of Thomas S. "Tom" Downs, whom she married September 30, 1984, loving mother of Stacey Downs of Oswego, IL, Kyle Downs of Los Angeles, CA and Rachel Downs of Naperville, devoted daughter of the late John Baron and Mildred Baron (nee Townsley), dear sister of John (Diane) Baron and Diane (Jim) Steffey, daughter-in-law of Alice Downs and the late John M. Downs, fond sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Bev grew up in Hammond, attended Morton High School and received a degree in business from Robert Morris College in Chicago. Bev worked in the advertising industry in Chicago before starting her family.

A loving homemaker and school volunteer, Bev will be remembered for her love of family, never give-up attitude and infectious laugh.

Funeral Information

Visitation Monday, February 13, 2017, 3:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 14, 11:00 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth Street, Naperville.

Interment: Private.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to: Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, 16133 Ventura Blvd #1000, Encino, CA 91436, (310) 828-0060,

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