Holly K. Beavers, 52, of Millersburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday June 24, 2020 at McLaren Hospital in Flint. The daughter of LeRoy and Lois (McNeill) Moser, Holly was born December 20, 1967. Raised in Onaway, she graduated from Onaway High School in 1986.
Holly worked the day shift at the Northland Bar in Onaway for at least 18 years. A bartender, cook and waitress, it was a job that suited Holly well. She was social and friendly with a great sense of humor and very capable of handling any situation that may occur. Well-liked by her customers, Holly loved her “regulars” like family. Jager Bombs her signature drink came to be known by her friends and customers at the Northland as “Holly Bombs.”
When she wasn’t working at the Northland, Holly enjoyed the outdoors. She loved camping and boating at the area lakes, especially Tomahawk Lake, canoeing with friends, mushroom picking and horseback riding. A bit of a green thumb, she grew the most beautiful flowers with peonies being her favorite. Holly loved seeing the butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflies when they came to enjoy her flowers and listening to the soft sound of her wind chimes tinkling in the summer breeze. Over the years she gathered quite a collection of pudding stones which complemented her flower gardens nicely. Holly loved rock music, her favorite color was purple, and she collected beaver and wolf knickknacks.
Every Tuesday Holly did her shopping for the week with a stop in Indian River to visit her “Brass Rail family” and during the holidays enjoyed her overnight shopping trip to Traverse City. Through her many years of watching her son ride motorcross, Holly’s family traveled the state, camped, and made numerous good friends who became her “Motorcross family.” Generous and giving, Holly donated to the needy often and with a tender place in her heart for animals gave frequently to the humane society. Holly’s family was her priority. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister who made sure everyone was together on Sundays for family dinner and enjoyed cooking for her family on holidays. So thoughtful, she always made extra so there would be plenty to make a plate for a friend or neighbor. She was a devoted wife.
Holly will be remembered for being feisty, sometimes loud, and always having a ready “comeback.” Strong-willed, she did things her way, stood up for what she believed in, and put others in their place when they needed it. She was kind and generous, appreciative and humble, fun and witty. She had a big heart full of love for her family, her friends, and her regulars. She loved her granddogs, her grandpigs, her dog, Zoey and her fat cat, Kittie P. A country girl full of spunk who loved the simple pleasures in life, Holly will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
Surviving Holly is her husband of 26 years, Paul Beavers of Millersburg; a daughter, Alena Domke (Chris Preston) of Onaway; a son, Andrew Beavers (Sam Freel) of Millersburg; her father, LeRoy Moser of Onaway; a brother, Craig Moser of Onaway; a niece, Shana Moser of Mount Pleasant; her mother and father-in-law, April and Dean Beavers of Florida; and mother-in-law, Ruth Elowsky of Millersburg; as well as numerous friends.
Holly was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Moser in 2007; and her father-in-law, Paul Elowsky.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday July 3, 2020 at the home of Andrew Beavers and Sam Freel, 14240 M-68 Hwy., Millersburg. Cremation arrangements were in care of Chagnon Funeral Home.