Patricia S. Beier, born August 28, 1955, died August 14, 2014 in Florida. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Franklin, Indiana before moving to Indianapolis, spending her entire illustrious career as an educator at Beech Grove City Schools. While attending Franklin High School, Pat established swimming records that still stand today. Pat received her BA from Indiana State University on a Talented Athlete Scholarship prior to Title IX, establishing athletic scholarships for women. She competed on the ISU women's swim team and was named College All American Swimmer in 1975-1976, MVP1975-1976 as well as winning the Leadership Award in 1976. Pat went on to earn an MA from Indiana University. Hired in 1977 as a physical education teacher at Beech Grove High School, Pat created and coached the first girls' swim team in addition to implementing a summer community swim program. As the technology world demanded computer teachers, Pat transitioned into the classroom where she designed the computer curriculum that provided the basis of Computer Technology at BGCS today. Pat was awarded the first IPL Golden Apple Award in 1994. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Roxanne Sayre and sister, Marybeth Sayre. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, William C. Beier, formerly of Indianapolis, IN and presently of Ponce Inlet, FL, where they moved after retiring in 2005. She is also survived by her sisters, Barbara Young of Marco Island, FL (two sons); Christine Lukens of Houston, TX (husband Max, five sons and a daughter); a brother, John Sayre of Indianapolis (wife Anne and son, Jack). She will be remembered and missed by all as a beloved friend, giver, and hero; a person who touched many lives in many ways, through education, community involvement, friendships, and family. A visitation will be held at 9-10am followed by a service at 10am on August 20, 2014 at Lohman Funeral Home, 1201 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the non-profit organization ECHO Dogs White Shepherd Rescue- PO Box 63, Sherman, IL 62684 or PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org in the name of Pat Beier and Daisy.
Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange
1201 Dunlawton Ave
Port Orange, FL 32127
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 19, 2014