Beverly Ann Miller Kuchar

Information courtesy of Patti Drews

Beverly Miller Kuchar March 3,1954 - February 19, 2021  
Beverly Ann Miller Kuchar; beloved wife, mother, and grandmother; died on Friday, February 19, 2021, after a 21-month battle with cancer. She was 66. A lovely and caring person, she placed high importance on her family. She will be dearly missed.

She was born in Austin, Texas, on March 3, 1954, to John and Joyce Miller. She graduated from Reagan High School in Austin, where she met her husband, John Richard Kuchar, Jr. They were married at Hyde Park Baptist Church in 1977 and shared 43 happy years together. They had two sons.

When she was little, Beverly developed a love for animals. She loved riding and taking care of horses. She rehabilitated two baby woodpeckers that had fallen from a tree at her father’s job site. She had many pets over the years, including dogs, horses, fish, a pot-bellied pig, a parakeet, and a cockatiel. In the early 1980s, John and Beverly adopted and tamed two wild horses.

As a child, Beverly began collecting dolls. She later collected Hallmark ornaments and cookie jars. She also cherished the family heirlooms and photographs that she received, and liked learning about their history.

Beverly was creative and artistic and loved arts and crafts. She enjoyed drawing, painting, and sewing. She could decorate sugar cookies beautifully; they were always well-received as gifts. Her cooking and baking skills delighted her whole family.

Although she had various jobs, her main focus was her family. When her sons were young, she was involved with all of their activities: school events, sports, Awana, band, and Scouts. Her boys loved to goof off and make her laugh. She was also a wonderful Grandma. Her grandson loved spending time outside with her and liked feeding the fish in the ponds she built. Beverly was a member of the Austin Pond Society; her ponds were part of the annual pond tour in 2013.

Beverly was always working on different projects. In recent years, she knitted hats that were donated to a charity for boys and girls. Another hobby was crocheting purses and handbags out of recycled plastic bags. She would crochet while getting chemo or at doctor appointments. People who saw her making the bags were always fascinated with the process.

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May of 2019 and was determined to do whatever it took to fight the cancer. She endured two rounds of chemotherapy only to see the cancer persist. She didn’t want to give up the fight, but the chemotherapy drugs got so strong that the side effects were too much to take.

Before she died, Beverly shared one of the last conversations she and her mom had. Beverly talked to her mom about seeing her again in Heaven. She said, “It will be a twinkle in your eye in time, but a lifetime for us. We will be together again.” Beverly also wrote, “I have had many people ask me how I made my way through all the tough times in the last few years. All I have said is, “One prayer, one breath, and one step at a time, and maybe not always in that order.”

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, John and Joyce Miller, and her brother, Kenneth Miller. She is survived by her husband, John Kuchar; her son, Jason Kuchar; her son and his wife, Jonathan and Kimberly Kuchar; her grandson, Daniel Kuchar; her niece, Shelby Miller; her sister-in-law, Christine Miller; her aunt, Betty Miller; and many cousins.


Services for Beverly:
Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, G-town, 2900 Williams Dr.
Visitation: Monday 6-8pm.
Services in their chapel: Tuesday 3pm (holds 115 at 50% capacity).
Graveside service to follow at cemetery, 1117 E 7th St, G-town