PLYMOUTH - Beulah Lillian Schurter Neet, 103, of 19 Newfield Street, Plymouth, died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.
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Beulah was born on March 2, 1910, in Rutherford, N.J., the daughter of Maximillian A. and Julia Dunham Schurter.
Her early childhood was spent in Humacao, Puerto Rico where her parents founded the Ryder Memorial Hospital. She attended schools in New Jersey and, after the family moved to California, graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School at the age of 16. She attended the University of California in Los Angeles, Calif., and received a bachelor's degree in 1930.
Beulah married Claude C. Neet in 1931. They spent most of their working lives in Amherst, where they were both employed at the University of Massachusetts. Upon their retirement, they moved to Osterville. After Claude's death in 1978, Beulah returned to work and continued working until she was 85. At age 94 she left the Cape and moved to The Village at Duxbury in Duxbury. Health concerns in May of this year necessitated her leaving her home and dear friends at the Village and moving to Newfield House in Plymouth.
Beulah will always be loved and remembered by her family and friends for her zest for life, the kindness, grace and dignity with which she lived; her intelligence, strength, independence, and creativity and her consistent ability to triumph over adversity.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, three brothers and two sisters.
Beulah is survived by three daughters, Linda Rose (and her husband, Donald) of Mashpee, Nancy Raskevitz (and her husband, Robert) of West Danville, Vt., and Susan Goodwin (and her husband, Don) of Grantham, N.H.; nine grandchildren, Pamela Rose Griffin, Donna Rose and Karyn Rose, Robert Raskevitz, Juliann Raskevitz Ambroz, Nancy Dimock, Abigail Dimock, Darcie Vaillencourt and Karen Goodwin; nine great grandchildren, Rachael Griffin, Thornton Raskevitz, Ashley Ambroz, Joseph Ambroz, Gabriella Ambroz, Marco Zavala, Emma Vaillencourt, Julia Vaillencourt and Marley Pruyn. She is survived also by several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Sept. 28, 2013