Obituary: Beverly Williams, 77, passes away
Beverly Beatrice Williams (nee Buchholz) passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2009 at the age of 77. She was born in El Nido, Merced County, Calif., and lived on her family’s farm until she left for college.
Beverly graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1953 with a business degree. She often said she turned to teaching in part so she would have more time at home with her children. Beverly and her devoted husband Don Williams shared 55 years of marriage. She leaves behind her children Corinne, Kevin, Eileen Mathias and her husband Lee, who all loved her dearly. As a mother, Beverly was kind, gentle, had a quiet but strong spiritual sense, and imparted loads of practicality and common sense.
Other family members include Beverly’s brother, Donald Schultz, his wife, Dorine; and her sister-in-law, Joan Buchholz; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Beverly taught at elementary schools in Fresno and Hanford, a year each on Tinian and Saipan in the Mariana Islands of the Pacific, and for 25 years on Maui, Hawaii. She was an active member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Hawaii and later in Nevada. She served as President of both the Maui chapter of the BPW, and later of the State of Hawaii chapter. She was elected “BPW Woman of the year” in 1986. Beverly moved to Truckee in 1990, after they retired. Bev continued to be active in the BPW, and also joined and was active in the Wyethia Women’s Club, the Friends of the Library, the Truckee-Donner Historical Society, and her church, the First Church of Christ Scientist in Truckee. Giving back to the community in which she lived was very important to her.
Those who wish to honor Beverly’s life may send donations to:
Wyethia: Bev Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund
Wyethia Women’s Club
P. O. Box 2201, Truckee, CA, 96160
Mom, we miss you so much and will love you, and keep you in our hearts, always.
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