Beverly Diane Bone Merrick

Death 18 Jun 2006 (aged 53)
California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 37331038 · View Source
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BEVERLY DIANE BONE MERRICK of Oakland passed away June 18, 2006 at the age of 53 after a valiant 3 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. Beverly is survived by the love of her life, husband, Paul Merrick of Oakland, who devotedly shared his life with her; her adored daughter, Courtney Anne Merrick, a student at Vassar who made her mother especially proud; her loving parents, John and Dilia Bone of La Feria, Texas; and her sisters and their spouses, Katherine (Michael) Moses, Jane (Brian) Burnett, Jennifer (Steven) Wilks. Beverly loved life and wholeheartedly embraced it with rare optimistic enthusiasm and a million dollar smile! She greatly enriched the lives of all those fortunate enough to know, love and treasure her. There shall never be a more selfless and giving person to grace this earth. As an award-winning professional costume designer, Beverly possessed a passion for theater arts, an appreciation for vintage movies, a love of literature, a flair for fashion, an lan for shopping, an allegiance to her friends, a dedication to her family, and a heartfelt passion to God. Beverly was a successful retail buyer for Mervyn's, and over the course of her very full life volunteered as a PTA mom, reading tutor, dog rescuer, folk dance performer and much more. In addition Beverly served as a board member, volunteer costume designer, and president for a variety of children's theater groups. A committed advocate for open space and the environment, Beverly worked tirelessly for ten years as a founder of the Dunsmuir Ridge Alliance and President of the Sheffield Village Homeowners Association to preserve the ridges around Lake Chabot as open space into perpetuity. May all who visit these places appreciate this legacy to her life. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend a memorial to celebrate Beverly's remarkable life Monday, June 26, at 5 p.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. Reception to follow. Please email for additional details. In lieu of flowers, friends have established an account to assist the family with college and other expenses. Contributions may be made to Beverly's Fund by check to: Gary Zimmerman, 169 Arlene Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94595.

Alameda Times-Star 6/25/06.

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