Alpha Ellen Beers Quincy

Contra Costa, California

1924 - 2015


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Alpha Ellen Beers QuincyOctober 15, 1924 ~ March 3, 2015Resident of Lafayette, CAAlpha was born in Olympia, Washington, Oct. 15, 1924, the second of four girls born to Grace Penrose Beers and George Howard Beers. She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister, Marjorie King. She is...

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My condolences to the family. I was a student at Riverview when she came there. I had a lot of respect and fondness for her. She was well liked. My prayers are with you.

I was a second year teacher in 1976 when I worked under Alpha at Riverview Intermediate. She took me under her wing and inspired me to fulfill a teaching career that lasted 36 years. I thank you for your inspiration and trust in my abilities.
Randy Jang

Thanks Alpha for your friendship and leadership all of these years. Miles andCeleste Myers

Alpha Quincy was not only a great educator who spent virtually her entire life working to make education better, she was our mom. We will love and miss her and thank her continually for the efforts she expended in molding us (a lot of work!). She died at 90, the oldest in our family geneology in 150 years and yet were still surprised and unprepared when she left us. She was generous and kind and tireless in her professional and personal pursuits and we'll love her forever.

There will never be another woman like Alpha. Progressive, open-minded, inquisitive and always a lover of learning - a role model for all of us. She opened her home to rehabilitated infant squirrels that I had raised from Lindsay Wildlife Museum on many occasions and I can still hear her say, "Anytime!" I will miss her greatly and truly feel blessed that I had the fortune to know her for as many years as I did. Alpha made this world a much better place.
Kerry Kilmer