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 Beverly Bonelle <I>Hall</I> Krausert

Beverly Bonelle Hall Krausert

Death 15 Jan 2013 (aged 81)
Orange County, California, USA
Burial Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
Plot Enduring Faith Lawn Lot 1530 Grave 5
Memorial ID 103785888 · View Source
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She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska.
Later on, settled in Placencia, Ca.
She worked in real estate & also in hospital administration at UCI Irvine Medical Center.

Beverly Bonelle Krausert Born: April 27, 1931
Died: January 15, 2013

Survived by:
loving husband William; daughters Sherry and Sandy;son William,II.;grandchildren Ryan, Chad and Aubrey; great grandson Sam; brother Jon Hall; sister Dona Greenaugh. A Viewing will be 2-6 PM Sunday, January 20 at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton. Service will be 11 AM Monday, January 21 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 17130 Bastanchury Rd, Yorba Linda. Burial immediately following at Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton. For those of you who don't know me, I am Sandy Maxfield, Beverly Krausert het daughter. First of all, I want to thank everyone for coming out today, it means a lot to all of us and thank you to Roger and the Bishop here. When I thought about what I would say about my Mom today I decided to tell you about lessons I learned from her. My Mom had a heart as big as Texas! She taught us all to be of generous spirit towards others as you all know she was that way. She was like that from a very early age too. She recently told me when she would go to her Grandma & Grandpa Karn (her Mom's parents); she was just one of the crowd there because there were ten siblings and so many grandkids that I am sure they had grandkids coming out their ears. But, on her Dad'ss side (the Hall side of the family) she was very special because there weren't so many grandkids and my Mom was one of their first grandkids. As a very young girl she would go there and clean for her Grandmother and helped her bake and she loved the time she spent there helping her. Then later in her teenage years she worked at a drug store soda shop. My Dad and she were just dating then but he would go in and eat and put it on my Mom's tab! At the end of the week when she got paid, she would take out a small amount to keep her going with her marching band needs and she would take the rest of her pay and buy groceries to help out her Mom and Dad who were trying to raise six kids in hard times. Another instance of her giving back is during World War II, there was a local adult club that would close down on Monday nights so they could have a“teenage club there. My Mom would play the Hawaiian guitar there and her best friend at the time, Marilyn Schroeder would do the Hula for the service guys. Mom said they would jitter bug the night away in there. Then later after she married my Dad and had a job, house, and two kids to deal with, she would still find the time to go to my Aunt Tootie's (you can guess where that nickname came from)! She would go and clean her house for her besides all the stuff she had to do for her own family. Now, I don't know if this is a “lesson, but all of her kids have a lead foot (you know; we like to drive fast); we came by that naturally by riding with our Mom. I bet many of you don't know that she was in one of the original high speed police chases 50 years ago, before they became popular. Let me explain; Mom would come home down Imperial Highway and there was a cop that just sat there speed trapping people. Well, she was going over the speed limit as usual and here came the siren and the lights. My Mom told me and Sherry to “hold on! and Mom proceeded to gun it! She turned quickly into a housing track, dodged up and down some streets, throwing my sister back and forth in the back seat; we loved it! She raced into someone's driveway; she ditched the lights and told us to duck. He drove right by us and didn't catch her (at least not that time anyway)! She was also one of the bravest people I ever knew. She wasn't afraid of anyone or anything. One night when Sherry and I had to be like 10 and 8 she was up late ironing. She saw a shadow go across the back patio window. She opened the drape and there was a guy starring right at her! She screamed, he screamed. My Mom yelled for my Dad to get up and she proceeded to grab her rolling pin and chased the guy all the way down the street in her nightgown. She chased him right into his house and then the police were called on him. She was ready to let him have it though. She also taught us to work hard and always set that example herself. She always worked full time. I know for a fact that the people that worked with her loved must have loved working with her because; she would finish her own work and then go and ask if she could help someone else with theirs. My Mom was an excellent cook as you all know. At Christmas she made a special candy called divinity. We encouraged her many years ago to enter into the contest at the Orange County Fair and she won the 2nd Place ribbon for it. Later when we saw the announcements in the paper, the person that had won first place had the same last name as one of the judges. I am not saying it was fixed, but you can draw your own conclusions! She was still proud as punch to have won with all the hundreds of entries they get. Ironically, her Grandson Ryan got her very last batch. She sent him some in Texas for Christmas. She had made a batch but the weather wasn't right and it didn't set up right, I told her just to send it and it would still taste the same. That wasn't good enough; it had to be perfect especially for her Grandson. She re-made it the next day in sunny weather and it came out perfect! I do want people to know that Ryan couldn't be with us today but he was just here for two weeks three and half weeks ago. He saw his Grandparents for a long visit while he was here and she got to meet her Great Grandson Sam and two long visits with Sam! She told me after they left the last time that if she died tomorrow she would die happy because she got to meet little Sam. I am so thankful for that! Ryan did get to say goodbye though. He called minutes before she died and we held the phone up to her ear. You could hear little Sam making baby noises in the background. As she listened her heart rate went up and tears came out of her closed eyes. My Mom also taught us to have a sense of humor because she sure did. She loved to laugh. She relived a story recently about an old neighbor that they had a problem over the fence my Mom and Dad had paid for and, my Mom renamed her The Fence Witch. We laughed and laughed over that one. When my niece and I made the hundred phone calls that had to be made for this service, there wasn't one person that did not say they had just talked to her recently or just received a card from her. She was so good at keeping up with everyone she loved. Her generous spirit, sense of humor and ethics will live on through us all and I thank her for those lessons! Many of you are wondering exactly what did happen so I am going to tell you exactly what happened to her. She fell coming in from the garage. My Dad got to her in time and they were able to revive her as there was no pulse. When we got to the hospital, they told us she had a stroke so we wanted a brain scan to see if she was O.K. They showed us a picture of a stroke at the back of the skull. Then the next morning we were told it was an old stroke from 3-5 years ago and that wasn't the cause of her problem. They then told us it was a heart attack. Then that first night in ICU she had a second heart attack and they brought her back again. By the end of day two they had done a brain activity scan and she had full brain activity, things were looking up. She was on a ventilator to help her breath because she could only maintain 35 beats a minute on her own and they couldn't figure out why. The doctors would come in everyday and tell her move her hands and feet and she couldn't. Even though her eyes were closed she could hear them. One doctor told me that my Mother wasn't trying and I told him she was trying! When they would say that to her and me, tears would roll out of the corners of her closed eyes. On day three her Grandson Chad had a private talking to with Grandma and ten minutes after he left her room, the nurses called the family back into her room. Her eyes were open, it was miracle we rejoiced and thought she was going to be O.K. She recognized us and could follow the things we asked her to do with her eyes. We desperately needed a CT scan to find out why she couldn't breathe on her own. They could't do that until she was stable enough to be moved and she was too critical to move for those first three days. Finally on the fourth day they could do it. They came in at 11:00pm that night with the results and told us my Mom had broken her neck in the fall and she was paralyzed from the neck down. It was a Christopher Reeve type break and she would have been in a wheel chair on a ventilator for the rest of her life, never being able to breathe or move on her own again. In her last selfless act she left specific instructions what her wishes were if she couldn't speak for herself and she wound up in that position. She made the decision for us but that didn't make it any easier. I thank God we all got to say our good byes to her. Many of you may not know that Mom had fractured her neck in the very same spot 50 years prior. She, Sherry and I were in a terrible car crash. Mom took the brunt of it but saved me and my Sister by telling us to get down into the bottom of the car. She wore a neck brace for almost a year. This break was in that same spot so it kind of makes you wonder. Your Mom gives you life; you would not be on this earth without her. If you have lost your Mom already I am sorry for your loss. But, if you are still lucky enough to have your Mom, cherish her because you only get the one! She will be missed and loved all the days of my life. My brother recently referred to her as a force of nature, I guess that would be about right. She was definitely the heart of our family! I hope I have honored her memory.

She was 81 years old when she passed away on January 15, 2013 in Orange Co, California.

(I am a close friend of Bev's daughter, I wanted to add a memorial page to find a grave for her, I pasted her daughter Sandy's bio from her obituary her for her).




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