Beverly Nester was born in Indiana in 1932. Eventually her father took a job in Detroit at Ford Motor Company and the family moved to Michigan. Beverly graduated from Northwestern High School and it was there she met her husband Don. The Nesters lived in Warren where Don worked as a car salesman and Bev worked as a comptroller. They raised their three children and enjoyed spending time with extended family and friends.
Around the mid 1970’s, the Nesters started spending time and vacationing with their family in Northern Michigan. Soon they grew to enjoy boating and snowmobiling so much that they purchased their own cottage. Shortly after, they were presented with an opportunity to purchase a Chevrolet dealership in Roscommon, Michigan. That is when Bev, Don, their eldest son and his family moved up north and went to work building a successful family business.
Bev became a member of the local Zonta club and as a member she looked forward to their yearly book sale, in which she gladly donated about 50 books. Bev was a very generous woman who loved to spoil her family and friends. She always made sure her grandchildren had everything they needed and wanted. Some of her favorite times were holidays spent with family. At Christmas she was known for her elaborate Christmas decorations, fantastic meals and always had gifts for each family member and friend.
Although Bev was generous and giving, she also had very high expectations. She valued education and hard work and wanted nothing more than for all her children and grandchildren to be as successful as possible and live up to their full potential.
It was in her memory and in honor of her appreciation of education and hard work, that Don Nester created the Beverly Nester Memorial Scholarship, keeping her generous spirit involved in the education of the students of the Roscommon Area Public Schools.
Eligible students will be a graduate of Roscommon High School and attending their freshman year at college. The student must demonstrate a financial need and maintain a C+ (2.25) GPA or better.