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“Tera, I just heard of your mothers passing. I'm so sorry, she was a dear lady and I always enjoyed talking to her. Prayers to you and your family. ...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Ben and Vicki Fischer - Millboro, SD

“Bev and I began our friendship in the nursery at Trinity Episcopal Church. We started school together and we both repeated an early grade--Bev had a...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Patricia (Soppe) Rapp - TN

“I got to know Bev through work at Pamida and through her kids. She was a special lady and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: nancy turgeon - winner, SD

“Bev was an awesome lady. I met her through work and then through church. She was always so friendly and caring. She will be missed by many. So...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Cheril Meiners - Winner, SD

“We shared a memory never to be forgotten! ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Larry Bittner - Minden, NV

“I'm so very sorry to hear of Bev's passing. I got to know Bev while working with her at Pamida, and I very much enjoyed her. She was a very special...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie Weathermon - witten, SD

“Sending sympathy and prayers!! God Bless ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Jane Kenzy - Winner, SD

“Hey Kid! My sister Donna is a contemporary of Bev's. I knew who bev was from an early day. When I was elected State's Attorney, she was very...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Don Covey - Winner, SD

“I am so saddened to read about Bev's death. She was my very first friend in Winner when my family moved from Virginia to South Dakota. I was 6...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Teresa Dailey Dodson

“Remember a beautiful lady and friend from South Dakota from many years ago. She will be missed but always loved, Mary Lou Grieves ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Lou Grieves - Sahuarita, AZ

“So sorry for your loss. I have some amazing memories and some great discussions. You will be missed but not forgotten. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Pastor Tom Green - Norfolk, NE

“Sincere sympathy to the family, she was a joy to talk to and will be missed by many . ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Della Boyd - Winner, SD

“So sorry for the loss of a great lady. She will be missed! ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Connie Swanson - Greeley, CO

“Tera troy and trent, so many fond memories of bev, she was such a loving, good hearted lady. Prayers to you all. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: merri blake - rapid city, SD

“You always treated me with respect and kindness and told me I was like a son to you and to call you mom because I lost both my parents. Loved our...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Billy Jones - Pueblo, CO - Friend

“Even though we met one time you have left an impression on me of love Strength and hope. You fell in love with my son when you were our here in...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy Carr - Pirelli, CO - Friend

Me with Kati and Cholo “Mom, I know you are finding true peace and happiness now. Due to health issues I can't be there right now but I know you are here with me and...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Troy Sinclair - Pueblo, CO - Son

“I was so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. I remember she and I both returned to Winner about the same time...both single mothers. We met and our...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Sandy Stocklin Hook - pierre, SD


Beverley Jean (Mason) Sinclair was born August 6, 1937 in Winner, SD, the daughter of Earl and Libby (Kotrba) Mason. She grew up in Winner, attending Winner schools and graduating from Winner High School in 1956.

During her school years Bev was involved in many activities including band, cheerleading, homecoming princess, school plays, and gymnastics. After graduation Bev attended the University of South Dakota for a semester before transferring to Nettleton Business College and completing a secretarial degree.

Returning to Winner she was employed by Ranchers National Bank (now First Fidelity) in Winner for a few years.

In 1963 she and Douglas Sinclair were married in Winner and a daughter Tera was born in 1965. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Dodge City, KS, and son Troy was born in 1967.

The family then moved to Huron, SD and son Trent was born there in 1971. Bev returned to Winner in 1978 and worked as the secretary for the Tripp County States Attorney. She later worked at Pamida until her retirement.

Bev was always happy to be a part of the Winner community. She made friends easily, enjoyed local conversations, loved to play cards and have coffee with friends, and watch her grandchildren and great-nieces and nephew grow. Bev was a devoted mother. She was a past member of the ESA and Job's Daughters.

Bev's health began to decline several years ago and she became a resident of Elder Inn. Recently severe health problems developed requiring surgery in Sioux Falls from which she was unable to recover. Bev passed away peacefully on Sunday evening August 2, 2015 at the age of 77 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Don Mason.

Survivors include her three children: Tera (Loren)Pederson of Winner, Troy Sinclair of Pueblo, CO, and Trent (Julie) Sinclair of Winner; grandchildren Justin (Gina) Day, Zachary Pederson, Jody (Amber) Thompson, Casey (John) Colin; great grandchildren Shayne, Jaxon, and Kage Day, Ashley and Shane Thompson, and Brynn Mitchell; sister-in-law Carol Mason-Stevicks, other relatives, and friends.

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A memorial service for Beverley Sinclair was held Monday, August 10, 2015, at Mason Funeral Home in Winner with Pastor Bruce Miller officiating.

Emmett Kotrba shared some word of remembrance.

Recorded music was "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler, "On Eagles Wings" by Robert Kochis, and "Precious Lord Take My Hand" by Selah.

Flower attendants were Mona LaCompte and Lisa DeWitte.

Inurnment was in the Winner Cemetery, Winner, SD.