Beverly Joyce Youngman was born to June (Simmons) and Arnie Youngman on November 13, 1943. That little baby would go on to play a critical role as a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
Bev is a graduate of Siletz High School. She would eventually get her Masters Degree in Anthropology from Oregon State University. Education was important to Bev and she spent her much of her adult life stressing its importance to others.
Bev married Scott Hatch and they had a daughter, Taylor, and a son, Shannon. The family grew to include 6 grandchildren Spencer Hatch of Siletz; Sage Hatch of Portland; Samantha Brown of Siletz; Rowan Pettit of Newport; Tiernan Pettit of Chehalis WA; and the late Camden Flock. and 11 great-grandchildren. Each one was special to Bev and she was clearly the matriarch of the family.
Her tribal heritage was important to Bev, and she held many important positions within the CTSI community. She was the first Siletz Community Health Director, Human Resources Director at Chinook Winds Casino, and Programs II Manager. She continued to contribute her time, knowledge, and skills until the very end.
Bev enjoyed spending time with her family, ideally outside, exchanging jokes, laughing, and having a good meal with her loved ones. She loved animals and being surrounded by them. Her constant companions were her dogs Charlie and Eska. Bev enjoyed going on long trips with her grandson Spencer, having long drawn-out conversations with her grandson Sage, or checking in on her granddaughter Rowan, and hearing about her great grandchildren. She dedicated her life to the betterment of her community and was an ardent supporter of Native youth and advocating for their success in education.
To say Beverly Youngman was highly regarded amongst the people she served would be an understatement. It’s impossible to measure her impact on many generations. She leaves a meaningful legacy of making her world a better one.
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