Beverly Beck Sears died peacefully May 28, 2019. Beverly is survived and dearly missed by her three children Holly, Don and Dana; 7 grandchildren, her brother and eldest sister. She is pre-deceased by her ex-husband and friend, Richard Sears.
Beverly had a playful sense of humor, was a creative artist, and a supportive, generous mom. She loved art, music, books, gardening, dogs and travel. She placed high value on family and integrity. All of her children live locally and remained close throughout her life.
Born in Boston, Beverly grew up in nearby Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Dana Hall Girls School in Wellesley, MA. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont for two years, followed by a year at Mount Holyoke College; summer classes at Harvard and finally Boston University where she earned her BA in Occupational Therapy. She earned her MA in Occupational Therapy at the University of Washington. She worked as a therapist at the New York Hospital Payne Whitney Clinic, as well as the UW Medical Center, Providence and Harborview in Seattle. She raised her three children on Vashon Island.
Beverly’s remains will be laid to rest with family at the Newton Cemetery in Newton, MA.