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Beverley Mae Force Carroll
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1926
Bakersfield
Kern County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 2007

Beverley Force Martin Carroll June 3, 1926 - September 22, 2007 Beverley was born to Herb and Ola Mae Force on June 3, 1926, in Bakersfield, California. She was raised in both Bakersfield and Tehachapi. Beverley was a secretary at the WWII era Mojave Marine air station, and loved to attend the big band dances there. Eventually Beverley moved to Bakersfield where she began working at Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator. While working at Bell, Beverley met her future husband, Joseph Henry Martin II, who worked as an installer for Western Electric. They were married in April of 1947 and began their family, which would end up with a total of nine children. Joe's job with Western Electric took them to several different U.S. states and also Canada, then back to Bakersfield. After Joe's death in 1974 Beverley moved with four of her nine children to Tehachapi and continued raising them. She later found a job doing what she felt was her "calling", taking care of children. She worked as a daycare supervisor at the Tehachapi correctional institution based "Center Force" building, then provided by the organization "Friends Outside". The center provided a normal child environment for the children of the fathers incarcerated while the mothers visited. Beverley worked hard at this job for approximately fifteen years and had a profound effect on the lives of all the children and mothers she cared for there. Her favorite saying in relation to her work was that, "The children and wives had not committed the crime, and therefore should not receive the penalty of the shame!" Beverley met and married Bill Carroll who died in 1986. Beverley was a devoted Charismatic Catholic and attended St. Malachy's Church in Tehachapi where she also taught CCD classes for several years, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters. Beverley's favorite hobbies were her Pomeranians, watching "I Love Lucy" and CSPAN, jewelry making, sewing, antiquing, rock collecting, camping, and continuing to maintain the extensive collections and history of Tehachapi that her parents had started, and that she loved so much. Beverley was preceded in death by her parents, H.N. and Ola M. Force; her sister, Barbara; sister, Mary Lou; and brother, Neil Force; as well as her dear sons, Daniel, Timothy, and Joseph Martin III. Beverley is survived by her brother, William Force of Columbia; her daughter, Chrystelle and husband, William Kinsella of Tehachapi; son, Peter and wife, Donna Martin of Bakersfield; daughter, Mary Anne and husband, John Hornbeck of Tehachapi; daughter, Elizabeth Martin of Bakersfield; daughter, Jennifer Martin of Bakersfield; and daughter, Laura Villacana of Tehachapi; 18 grandchildren, and 10 great- grandchildren. Beverley's children would like to thank all of her aides at both Hallmark and Laurel Springs assisted living for the help and care they provided for her. They would also like to thank Dr. Halaska, Dr. Shaw, Dr. Miranda of Kaiser, and Dr. Alexman as well as the Nurses at Mercy Southwest Hospital for the care she received from them. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m., and Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, September 27th, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Malachy's Church, 407 West E Street, Tehachapi, CA.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from September 25 to September 26, 2007 
 
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 Parents:
  Herbert Nelson Force (1899 - 1980)
  Ola Mae Boden Jones (1904 - 1989)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Henry Martin (1959 - 2005)*
 
 Sibling:
  Barbara Lee Force Gillett (1923 - 1989)*
  Beverley Mae Force Carroll (1926 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tehachapi Public Cemetery
Tehachapi
Kern County
California, USA
 
Created by: Diana Satterfield
Record added: May 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36702100
Beverley Mae <i>Force</i> Carroll
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Beverley Mae <i>Force</i> Carroll
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