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 Verna Lorraine <I>Maurer</I> Beshears

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Verna Lorraine Maurer Beshears

  • Birth 4 Apr 1923 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Death 13 Jan 1965 Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 67384467

Verna was my grandmother's sister and the youngest known child of Grandpa and Grandma Maurer.

On 27 July 1940, she married LeRoy NMN Beshears, Sr., the son of George Seaman Beshears and Leora (or Leonora) Frey, in Festus, Jefferson Co., MO. Family lore said Saint Louis, but the records speak otherwise!

Verna's children were LeRoy, Jr. and Delores Martha Beshears Holbrook.

Delores sent a wonderful letter to me, years ago, by way of my grandmother. It went into some detail on her family and was a follow-up to a phone conversation through which, in fact, we met.

I also managed to contact LeRoy once, but was unable to track him down later on. I discovered by accident that he had passed away in the interim.


The Seattle Daily Times, Friday, 15 January 1965

BESHEARS - Verna L., 1249 St. 100th, January 13, age 41 years. Beloved wife of LeRoy, Seattle. Mother of LeRoy Beshears Jr., Mrs. Dolores Holdbrook, both Buxton, N.D. Daughter of Mrs. Blanche Maurer. Sister of Mrs. Ruth Carrico, both St. Louis, Mo.; George E. Maurer, Daytona Beach, Fla. Six grandchildren. Member of the Church by the Side of the Road and Aeronautical Union No. 751. Services Thursday, January 21, 10 a.m., at the Church by the Side of the Road. Burial, Washelli direction.


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  • Added: 24 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67384467
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Verna Lorraine Maurer Beshears (4 Apr 1923–13 Jan 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67384467, citing Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by The Mikado, et al. (contributor 46969917) .