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Mary Amanda Harrison Bevier


1935 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Mary Amanda Harrison Bevier Obituary

Mary Amanda Harrison Bevier
1935 - 2018

Our mother, Mary Amanda Harrison Bevier, passed away on July 18, 2018 in Bakersfield, California. Amanda was born on March 5, 1935 in San Francisco, California to Glenn and Nadine (Diefendorf) Harrison. She was raised in Piedmont, California. She graduated from the University of California, Berkley. Amanda was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Amanda met the love of her life, Tom, in San Francisco and they were married there. Together they lived in several different cities and states before landing in Bakersfield, California in 1968. Mom loved learning throughout her entire life. She loved digging through history with her dear friends in the History Club. She also cherished her bridge community playing at the Bridge Center for many years. Mom and dad were avid world travelers and relished spending time in their garden. Amanda was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband of fifty three years Thomas Crandall Bevier. She is survived by her son, Adam Bevier and his wife Kenna of Lakewood Ohio, daughters Amanda Gillies and Suzen-Marie Smale and her husband Eric, all from Bakersfield. Her grandchildren Daniel Newshutz and his wife Jess, Andrew Gillies, Macpherson Gillies, David Smale and fiance Jennifer Einowski, and Katherine Smale. Great grandchildren Madden Newshutz, Cole Newshutz, and Kendall Newshutz. And dear friend Mary Rubocaldo. Amanda's favorite charity is The Mission at Kern County. Anyone wishing to make a donation may go to themissionkc.org. There will be no services.

We will miss you mom .

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 9, 2018
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