Beverly Louise Ingols Mumm, aged 84 of Roseville, CA, passed away July 31, 2023, with family by her side. With her death, the world has lost a kind, thoughtful, gentle soul who loved her family above all. Beverly was born on December 31, 1938, in Waterloo Iowa, to Helen and Mervel Ingols. Her brother Robert (Bob) was born in 1944 followed by brother Donald (Don) in 1946. The family enjoyed living in Waterloo and were active members of the Waterloo First United Methodist Church.
Beverly attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and was a member of the Kappa Delta Chi sorority. Bev worked at Rath Packing Company as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper where she met the love of her life, Raymond (Ray) Mumm. Bev and Ray were married on August 30, 1958, and moved to Sioux City, Iowa while Ray attended Morningside College. Ray became an employee of American Beef Packers and they relocated to Jefferson, Iowa where Ray bought cattle for the central and western parts of Iowa. In July, 1965, they were blessed with the arrival of their son Steven (Steve.)
During the years in Jefferson, Bev, Ray and Steve enjoyed the benefits of living in a small mid-western town. Bev worked helping prepare taxes, and as a mobile sales representative. She was a proud member of P.E.O., an organization dedicated to raising money for scholarships for young women. In 2022, Bev was recognized for 50 years of active membership in P.E.O. She was also a member of the Garden Club and served on the committee for an annual Charity Ball at the Elks Club. Bev and Ray enjoyed playing golf, bridge, snowmobiling and having dinner with friends and playing games.
In 1985, Bev and Ray took a leap of faith and became business owners of Merry Maids franchises in Northern California. Merry Maids challenged them in many ways yet also afforded them the opportunity to meet other franchise owners throughout the country, many becoming close friends. In 1988, Steve purchased a Merry Maids franchise and a true family business was born. Daughter-in-law Paula (McNamara) joined the family and the business in 1993. Merry Maids afforded the family the opportunity to work, travel, dream and build a business together. In 1997, the Mumm family was awarded the highest honor in the company, the Dallen Peterson Founder’s Award. This was a true highlight and honor in Bev’s life.
Her source of pride and joy, her grandchildren, Katherine (Katie) and Jack completed the family in 1999 and 2001. Bev and Ray participated actively in their childhood, enjoying countless soccer, baseball games, dance recitals and plays, often followed by visits for ice cream.
After Ray passed away in 2008, Bev moved to Roseville to be closer to her family. The Club at Westpark provided an exciting network of new friends, activities, and opportunities to make connections. Bev embraced her new community, never missing a chance for game night of Dominoes, Rummikub or Hand and Foot. She remained a fierce Bridge player all her life. She was always a generous competitor and up for a fun game.
Among her favorite places, Bev enjoyed spending time at Lake Tahoe. While vacationing with family and friends, Lake Tahoe afforded opportunities to rest and rejuvenate, while enjoying games and a glass of wine. Her generous nature, intelligent mind, kind and loving spirit allowed her to make friends wherever she went. Bev had an uncanny ability to draw people to her instantly, never having met a stranger. She made those around her feel loved and like family.
Bev often said family was the most important part of her life, and she led by example. She leaves behind her son Steve, (Paula), grandchildren Katie and Jack, brothers Bob and Don (Mary), many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.
The family wishes to thank and acknowledge the caregivers who provided loving care and allowed her to remain in her home, close to family and friends.