|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1924|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 2013|
Marcella, the youngest of five children, was born on Feb 20, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She loved to dance and volunteered at the USO where she met and fell in love with Ken. They were married on Feb 8, 1947. Despite both Marcella & Ken contracting polio in 1950 when she became wheelchair bound, they were able to raise a family of four beautiful children who she showered with love and guidance.
She was a stay at home mom until her children were older and she began working at Valley Bank in 1978 until her retirement. She loved to bowl and was on the company bowling team where she won some trophies. Unable to lift a bowling ball in her later years she upgraded to Wii bowling and achieved a 229 her last game.
She enjoyed traveling and adventures with her family and friends, taking numerous cruises and excursions. Some of the places she visited were: Oahu, Maui, Alaska, Florida, Utah, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Orleans, Bahamas, Mexico, Yellowstone, to name a few.
She loved helping others despite her own disabilities and did so by volunteering her time to various organizations. She liked watching Doris Day and Shirley Temple movies. She enjoyed playing games and cards with her friends every Wednesday and Thursday.
She inspired others with her smile, belief in the Lord and her ability to help you through difficult circumstances. Admired by many who saw the determination she had to live a life full of love and hope no matter what obstacles were in the way. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her and she was unforgettable. Everyone she met became a lifelong friend. She was a wonderful mother, a friend to many and my best friend.
Marcella, 89, was preceded in death by her son Mark 1969 and husband Ken 2005. She leaves behind, son Kurt & Susan, son Craig & Mary, daughter Marsha & John. Grandchildren: Jacob, Jonathan, Madison, Casey & his wife Julie, Matthew & his wife Cristina, Karl & his wife Robin. Great Grandchildren: Justin, Rachel, Zachary, Addison and Keyton who will be born in October. Many relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Palm Mortuary 1600 So. Jones Las Vegas 89146 on Sept 13th, 2013 at 11:00 am with burial immediately following at Woodlawn Cemetery. A memorial service and luncheon will be held at her church Faith Lutheran 2700 So. Town Center Las Vegas, 89135 at 11:00 am on Saturday Sept 14th.
Kenneth C. Beard (1925 - 2005)
Mark P. Beard (1951 - 1969)*
Created by: Miracle Mile Tim
Record added: Sep 09, 2013
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