Artist June 11, 1948-Mar. 9, 2014 Beverly "Bev" Schreiber, world renowned artist and local resident, lost her courageous battle with cancer on March 9, 2014 in Everett. Bev was born in Rolling Meadows, IL, a suburb of Chicago on June 11, 1948. In her early years, she took any and all art classes available, including two years while attending the University of Wisconsin. While raising a family, Bev also taught and produced original creative stitchery pictures for several years. Detailed drawings of local Victorian houses, old barns and train stations soon were her subjects of choice. After moving back to Illinois in 1976, she refined her technique into the detailed pen and ink with watercolor washes that became a more architectural study of the buildings. Bev personally traveled to photograph 90% of the subjects she painted. The family moved to Washington State in 1978, where a second son, Michael, was born. Bev's newfound interest in lighthouses became her passion. In 1997, with her sons now grown and recently widowed, Bev moved her studio cross-country to Connecticut in pursuit of new markets and to be close to the multitude of New England lighthouses. In 2006, her longing for family, friends, and the Pacific Northwest drew her back to Washington, where she settled in Everett. During her lifetime, Bev visited hundreds of lighthouses all around the world. Her artwork has been exhibited at arts and craft shows in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and East Coast - winning many awards along the way. She served on the Snohomish Arts Council and was featured on the PBS series "Legendary Lighthouses". She served on the Mukilteo Historical Society Board and was an active volunteer at Mukilteo Light Station for many years. Bev is survived by her mother, Josephine Mueller; sister, Anita (Jim) Frank and their three sons, all of New London WI; and sons, Timothy Schreiber (Colorado) and Michael Schreiber of Everett, WA. Donations may be made to either '
', Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, or to the Mukilteo Historical Society, 304 Lincoln Ave, Suite 101, Mukilteo, WA 98275. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St SW, Mukilteo.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Mar. 23, 2014