Beverly Norman Smalley of Saunderstown, R.I. died Nov. 20. She was 84.

She was the beloved wife of the late Leroy Smalley.

She was born in Wakefield, R.I., the daughter of the late Ellis Norman Sr and Pauline Reels Norman. She attended South Kingstown High School. After graduating, she started her career at South County Hospital as a switchboard operator.

After retiring, she worked for a friend, the late Phyllis Monroe, at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Ledyard, Conn. She served as the executive assistant to the tribal manager and then executive assistant to tribal secretary Gary Carter. She spoke fondly of her years of work and accomplishments at the phone company and the tribe.

Her commitment to her community included being a member of the board of directors of CANE Child Development Center. She also served as the chairperson of the Narragansett Indian Housing Authority in 1988.

She and her husband Leroy had a home in Aquinnah where they visited Leroy’s family and spent time with their grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling across the U.S. with her grandson Shaun. She also traveled internationally with her husband, close friends and family.

Beverly is survived by her son Jay Smalley and his wife Millicent; granddaughters Tiffany Lee and Faith Ann Smalley; grandsons Zachary Frederick and Shaun Smalley; great-grandson Marcus Smalley; and daughter in law, Dale Smalley. She also left behind her beloved dog Cindy Lou Smalley.

She was predeceased by her son Keith Smalley; sister Paula Thompson; and brothers Ellis Norman Jr., Raymond Norman and Edward Norman.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home in Wakefield, R.I. Her funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. She will be interred in New Fernwood Cemetery.