MARY GENEVIEVE "GEN" BEER
1913 - 2013
Passed away at 99 years of age on March 20, 2013 at home in Burbank, CA.
Mom was born in 1913 in Minneapolis, MN to John Hunn and Mary McCann. She graduated from Minnesota State Teachers college. Married Earl Beer in 1937. They came to CA and eventually moved to Burbank in 1942.
Mom is survived by daughters, Judy Beer, Mary Mendoza (Richard) and Deb Wilhelm (Edward); great grandson, Joshua Mendoza and great granddaughter, Alyssa Mendoza, and their mother, Stephanie Mendoza. Mom was predeceased by husband, Earl; her parents; two sisters and their spouses; and grandson, Aaron Mendoza.
Gen taught with Burbank Unified School System starting in 1944 for 36 years. She was a Home Teacher, taught Physically Handicapped students and was at McKinley, Mingay and Jefferson schools.
Visitation and Rosary will be held the evening of Monday, March 25th, at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Blvd., in Burbank (818) 845-3766. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 26th, 10:00 a.m., at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 133 N. Fifth St., Burbank. Interment will follow at San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gen's name to Burbank Temporary Aid (BTAC) (818) 848-2822, Meet Each Need With Dignity (MEND) (818) 896-0246, and/or Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation (310) 530-3800.
We are forever grateful to Amy, Mom's caregiver, for the last two years. Amy, may God Bless you for your patience and kindness. Thank you also to those of Providence TrinityCare Hospice for your being there when we needed you.
VALLEY FUNERAL HOME BURBANK
Directors (818) 845-3766
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Mar. 24, 2013