Beatrice Carley Perez 87, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2010. Beatrice was surrounded and comforted by her loving family. Beatrice was born April 29, 1923 in Tucson, AZ, to Miguel and Emilia Carley and later married Antonio B. Perez on September 11, 1943 in Tucson where they raised their six children. Beatrice leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, Antonio B. Perez. She is survived by her daughters, Cecilia Perez, Diana Felix (Frank), Veronica Perez, Yvonne Perez; sons, Antonio C. Perez, Jimmy M. Perez (Christina) all of Tucson, AZ. Most important to her life were the most precious gifts; 20 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and all of her nieces and nephews. She leaves behind sisters, Lillian Cramer of California and Norma Carley; brothers, Frank Carley (Barbara), Arnold Carley (Patricia), all of Tucson. During WWII she worked at the Davis-Monthon Aircraft factory. She was an active member of Manzo Elementary PTA where her children and grandchildren attended. She was dearly loved by everyone who knew her and will be sorely missed. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Casa de la Luz Hospice for their care during Beatrice's end of life. Visitation will be held Monday, May 10, 2010 at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave., from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass to celebrate Beatrice's life will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 801 N. Grande Ave. Burial to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a contribution to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star from May 7 to May 8, 2010