Mr. Jeffrey Allan Bevis
July 24, 1958 - February 21, 2018
Jeffrey “Jeff” Allan Bevis, age 59, of Bloomington, Indiana formerly of Muskegon, Michigan born on July 24th, 1958 in Cheboygan, Michigan died unexpectedly of a heart attack on February 21st, 2018. He was the eldest son of the late Frederick B. and Lorraine C. Bevis. He graduated from Allendale Public High School in 1976 and earned his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1983. After serving in the US Army for 3 years he was employed by Amway Corporation for 15 years. While at Amway he played a key role in the development of safety protocols for their manufacturing facilities in India and China. On his travels he developed quite a taste for the local cuisine and was fond of quoting simple phrases in Chinese. Jeff met and married Linda Danes (Gowell), the love of his life, in 1988. He was a devoted husband and father to Linda and her two children, Michael and Traci. Linda passed away in May of 2007 and his mother Lorraine passed away in August of 2009, two tragedies in Jeff’s life from which he never fully recovered.
Dear Jeff: son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend, you were all these things and so much more. You will be sorely missed by those who knew you. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine, his infant sister, Cynthia, his wife, Linda, and his father, Fred.
Jeff had requested to be cremated and his ashes placed at his wife’s side in Michigan. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 2-4 pm at Arlington United Methodist Church, 1820 W. Arlington Road, Bloomington IN. Donations can be made to Amethyst House, PO Box 11, Bloomington, IN 47402, in memory of Jeff Bevis.
Jeff was a wonderful friend of ours. He spent time in our home, and our family loved him. He was loved in our church, and Jeff attended my husband’s class. We miss Jeff immensely, and we believe we will meet Jeff in Heaven because he shared that God had saved him. We are praying for his family and friends.
Pam and Steve Deckard