|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1905|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1996|
San Diego County
Beatrice Glover Andalaft, 91 active in DAR, Democratic club
San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Friday, January 3, 1997
Author: Jack Williams, STAFF WRITER
During her three decades as an elementary school teacher in San Diego, Beatrice Glover Andalaft became a founding member in 1954 of the Point Loma Democratic Club.
At age 91, she still was among the club's most active members, according to club president Robert DeVries. She attended her last meeting in October, not long after she had been diagnosed with leukemia.
Mrs. Andalaft, who also was a regent and Americanism chairman in the San Diego chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution , died Dec. 18 in an Oceanside nursing center.
"She was a fighter to the end, despite being in and out of Mercy Hospital four times," said her sister-in-law, Rosemary Glover, of Oceanside. "When she died she had her bags packed for a Dec. 22 cruise to the Bahamas."
About 80 people, many from the DAR and Point Loma Democratic Club, attended Mrs. Andalaft's 90th birthday party in July 1995 at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside.
Among her gifts: a flag bikini with a note challenging Mrs. Andalaft to appear in it before the adoption of Newt Gingrich's flag protection amendment barring desecration of the flag.
Mrs. Andalaft was born and raised in Chicasha, Okla.
During World War II, she taught elementary school in Linda Vista, specializing in music and reading. She taught from 1952 until her retirement in 1968 at Sunset View Elementary School in Point Loma, where she had lived more than 35 years.
As a longtime member of DAR, Mrs. Andalaft served on the education committee, acted as a fund-raiser and volunteered weekly to welcome new citizens and host a small reception after citizenship naturalization ceremonies.
She also was active over the years in the San Diego Woman's Club, the Point Loma Assembly and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Andalaft's husband, Edward G. Andalaft, a financial services professional, died in February 1984. When his work with Standard & Poor took him to Minneapolis for more than a year, Mrs. Andalaft taught elementary school there before returning to San Diego.
Mrs. Andalaft is survived by a sister, Mildred Boles, of Sacramento; and a brother, Denman Glover, of Oceanside.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at All Souls' Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd., San Diego. Cremation was planned, with interment at the church grounds.
Donations are suggested to All Souls' Episcopal Church or to the education fund of the DAR
Created by: Linda Carole Mustion
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
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