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Beatrice "Bea" Sherman

June 29, 1918 - May 25, 2017


Beatrice Sherman passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Salem Oregon, having lived a full and eventful life for 98 years. Born in Pea Ridge, Arkansas on June 29, 1918, the 3rd oldest sibling of 14 and oldest girl, she helped raise her younger brothers and sisters, and moved with the family to Oregon in 1933. She lived through the Great Depression and WW2, voted in every presidential election (and most state and local elections) since Roosevelt’s 3rd win, outlived her husband, Sid Sherman, one of her son’s, 7 of her brothers and sisters and most of her friends. Through it all she kept her spirits high, loved her family and was independent for almost 97 of her 98 years. Bea loved roses and the color pink. She dazzled us with her banana cream pie and made fudge every Christmas. She was a masterful pinochle player to the very end.

She is predeceased by her husband, Guy “Sid” Sherman, her first son Richard “Dick” Sherman, and her brothers and sisters Wayne, Clifford, Joe, Charles, Viola, Bobby Jean, Harold and Albert. She is survived by her son and daughter in-law Dale and Susan Sherman of Fall City, WA, her sisters Martha Burrier of Palm Desert CA and Virginia Bronson of Salem OR, brothers Alferd, Franklin and LeRoy Williams, all of Salem OR, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed.

A memorial service and reception will be held at 11:30 on Sunday, June 11th at Virgil T Golden Funeral Services, 605 Commercial St. SE, Salem.

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It wasy privilege to have known Bea. She was an outstanding inspiration to me for her determination to do anything she set out do. Godspeed.