08/30/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Beatrice Meadows Lyerly

Beatrice Meadows Lyerly
(d. 28 Aug 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet more sad news.  Beatrice Meadows Lyerly, mother of Jackie Lyerly Vaughan ('67) of VA and (I think) mother-in-law of Pete Vaughan (Hampton High School - '64) of VA, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in Newport News at the age of 88.

   When I was a little girl, the Lyerly's were my neighbors in the Stuart Homes apartments from 1954 to 1960.  I was always struck by Mrs. Lyerly's calm, gentle demeanor, and the look - almost of wonder - in her beautiful, haunting eyes.  I'm quite distressed to learn of her passing.

From the Daily Press - 08/29/07:

Beatrice Meadows Lyerly
  NEWPORT NEWS - Beatrice Meadows Lyerly, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/29/2007.
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From the Daily Press - 08/30/07:

Beatrice Meadows Lyerly
  NEWPORT NEWS - Beatrice Meadows Lyerly, 88, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. Born in Greene County, Va., she had been a Peninsula resident since 1939.

As a registered nurse, she moved to the area following her graduation from the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She was employed with the Elizabeth Buxton Hospital and later retired in the late 1980's while working in the office of Dr. John Hatten.

She enjoyed the outdoors and hobbies that included organic gardening and an interest in wildlife preservation. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Newport News where she was also a member of the Polly Johnson Circle 3 Class. She was an honorary member of the Elizabeth Buxton Nursing Auxiliary Club.

Mrs. Lyerly was preceded in death in 1988 by her beloved husband, Worth L. Lyerly; and two brothers, Cecil and Lester Meadows
She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline L. Vaughan and husband, William (Pete), of Newport News; a brother, Max Meadows and wife, Evelyn, of Vienna, Va.; two sisters, Thelma Schaeffer of McLean, Va., and Emily McGinnis of Frederick, Md.; one grandson, Christopher (Kane) Vaughan, also of Newport News; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 31, at Weymouth Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park by the Dr. Woody Rae.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Second Presbyterian Church, 201 Menchville Road, Newport News, VA 23602, or to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/30/2007.
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Am so very sorry to hear of Bea's passing. She was a good Christian woman and participated in the women's group at Second Presbyterian Church before and after my being Moderator of the Women for 4 years.
She was a blessing to me and will be missed.
Sincerely, Betty W. Richtmeyer
Betty Richtmeyer - August 29, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Jackie, Pete, and Kane,
I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I know you will miss her. It's been a long time since I last saw you, but will never forget Pete working with us at Riverside. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda L. Lane NNHS 64, Williamsburg - August 30, 2007
My prayers and blessings to you and your family.
Mark Hutcherson, Richmond, VA - August 31, 2007
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I am truly saddened - I will miss Bea as a neighbor, and chatting with her about her plants. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Carlton Hardy, Newport News, VA - September 4, 2007

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jackie and Pete and their family and friends.

   Y'all take extra good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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