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 Beverly Kay <I>Shearer</I> Claybourn

Beverly Kay Shearer Claybourn

Birth
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 61)
Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Burial Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100124934 · View Source
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Beverly Kay Claybourn, 61, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend passed from this life into the next, peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 1, 2012 at her home in Bay City. She was born in San Antonio on March 2, 1951 to parents Dorothy Barina Young and Spergeon Whitfield "Spud" Shearer.

Beverly was an accomplished athlete who set records and won numerous awards while competitively swimming in the Gulf Coast Aquatic Association. She was a certified Red Cross lifeguard and water safety instructor, as well as an adult handicapped swimming teacher. She was elected as a cheerleader at Bay City Junior High School while still attending Holy Cross Catholic School in the eight grade. She was UIL state diving champion when she was 14. The softball team she played second base for, the "Sparks", won the national championship in the 60's. Her photograph made the cover of Cover Girl magazine when she was 16. She was Sophomore Sweetheart in high school. She went to school in Mexico and became fluent in Spanish.

She hosted several players from a team from Arkansas' at her home when Bay City hosted a Babe Ruth League regional tournament in the mid 80's. She was a constant fixture in the concession stand at the Bay City High School baseball field for both high school and Babe Ruth baseball. She and her husband sponsored an adult Co-Ed softball team, The Odd Couples, in the Bay City Parks and Recreation League. Bev and Jody also took numerous long vacations driving and saw many sights around the country. The first of these vacations they went to Graceland, the home of her favorite entertainer, Elvis. She greatly enjoyed country dancing with her husband and friends. She volunteered with the Women's Crisis Center. She supported paralyzed veterans and American Indian Charities. She loved to work in the yard tending her plants, trees, and roses. She most of all loved to get together with family at anytime although the holidays were special, and was well-known for always remembering everyone's birthdays and anniversaries. She was loved by everyone who knew her, and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father: Spergeon Whitfield Shearer, sister: Shirley Kay Shearer, and 2 brothers: Spergeon and Whitfield Shearer.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, November 5, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with John Huss Shearer officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Published by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home


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  • Originally Created by: LJCL16
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100124934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beverly Kay Shearer Claybourn (2 Mar 1951–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100124934, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .