Beverly S. (Sanford) Wyckoff

August 5, 1941 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Beverly Wyckoff Obituary

Beverly Sanford Wyckoff, 82, formerly of Southport, NC, died October 27, 2023

Born in New Haven CT. On August 5, 1941, Wyckoff was the daughter of the late Franklyn and Dorothy Parsons Sanford. Her husband, Peter, of 43 years, predeceased her in 2006. 

She was a graduate of Seymour (CT) High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University with a major in Education. Beverly taught elementary school for 20 years in several Connecticut school systems.  She also had a 20 year career in optomotry in both Connecticut and North Carolina.  Community involvement was a life-long commitment for Wyckoff.  She was active in her church and education activities serving in roles of leadership on many committees.  Beverly had a lifelong commitment to Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines.  She served many years as a nationally certified GSUSA Instructor of Trainers.  She also served 20 years of administration on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts NC Coastal pines and its legacy council, Girl Scouts of Coastal Carolina.  She served as Board Chair for 6 years.  She served on the committee for the merger of two North Carolina Girl Scout councils.  Beverly received many adult recognitions for her work with Girl Scouting, including the highest adult award, the “Thanks Badge.” In addition, she was a member of the Southport Historical Society, a volunteer at the North Carolina Maritime Museum of Southport, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Southport.

Survivors include two sons:  Sanford T Wyckoff and partner Tracy Hosterman of Amenia NY and Erik J. Wyckoff and wife Christy of Minneapolis, Minn; 7 grandchildren: Andrew, Brittany, Mikala Lynn, Micheala and Zackary Wyckoff of Amenia, NY and Celia and Ben Wyckoff of Minneapolis, Minn.  One great granddaughter: Samara, of Amenia, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines or to Trinity United Methodist Church Stephen Ministry program.

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