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Beverly Anderson Nemiro

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Beverly Anderson Nemiro Obituary
Age 87, died Monday at her Denver residence. Born May 29, 1925, in St. Paul, MN and grew up in many states while her father built a multi-national construction business. Beverly attended Franklin High School in Seattle, WA then moved to Boulder in 1944 to attend University of Colorado. She moved to Denver in 1947. She was the Fashion Director for Denver Dry Goods Co. in 1951 when she met her first husband, Jerome Nemiro, an executive at The May Co. She was Fashion Director for the Denver Market Week Association in 1952 and 1953. She had a life-long modeling career. Beverly taught writing at the Universities of Colorado and California. Well known for her best selling cookbooks, including The Complete Book of High Altitude Baking and the High Altitude Cookbook series that she wrote with Donna Hamilton, in the 1960s and 1970s. She wrote Single After 50, published in 1978, following her divorce from Jerome. She was Director of Public Relations for Denver Fairmont Hotel in 1979 and 1980. Beverly traveled the world and lectured on personal investment strategies. In 1992 she married Bill Mead, a Denver artist. They were divorced in 1997. Beverly was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, The Denver Tennis Club and The Denver Country Club. She was a Rotarian. The organizations she supported included Opera Colorado, The Denver Ear Institute, the Denver Art Museum and Friends of Denver Public Library. She is survived by her daughters Dee Van Romer and Lee Ganey of Denver; son Guy Nemiro of Los Angeles; her six grandchildren, Casie Hensley, Audra Van Romer, Jered Van Romer, Alex Ganey, Jack Ganey and Natalie Ganey; her two great grandchildren, Liliana and Braedon Hensley; sister Ella Nora Denny; and brother Martin Anderson. Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 8, at 11 a.m., at St. John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., Denver. Memorials may be made in her name to the University of Colorado Foundation, Neuro-Repair Surgery Fund, PO Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217.
Published in Denver Post on Sept. 6, 2012
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