After 33 years at the Bee Line Cafe, Beverly Loehr has hung up her apron. Her last day with the local restaurant was Oct. 13.
Beverly and her husband, Max, moved to Payson in 1947 from the Rim.
Prior to that she lived in Montana and he was from Michigan. They met at Pigman Sawmill on the Rim, where he was employed.
They had six children, two boys and four girls. Four live in state and two live out of state.
Max passed away March 19, 1986.
Beverly started work at the Bee Line Cafe, Oct. 14, 1967. She has seen many changes in the Bee Line Cafe over the years as well as with the Payson area.
Although she has left the restaurant, she will be staying in the area and will still be coming in to make the pies for which the cafe is so well known.
Over the years, she has made over 40,000 fruit pies. This does not include the pie crusts she has made for the cream pies and open-faced pies.
The folks at the Bee Line Cafe wish her well in her retirement.