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On April 5, 2010, Beverly A. McCollister, 73, of the Spruce Creek Fly-In, Port Orange, died. A private memorial service will be held later this month. Beverly, born in Newark, Ohio, was graduated with a B.S. in Education from Capital University (Columbus). She later received her Masters in Education from Nova University. She taught school for many years in Ohio and at Port Orange Elementary School. She was a respected organist at several churches throughout the area as well as at a variety of programs at Spruce Creek. Three years ago, she was invited to present a recital in Stormthal, Germany, on one of the two remaining organs played by Johann Sebastian Bach. She is survived by John, her husband of nearly 50 years; two daughters, Beth (Steve) Armogida of Sierra Madre, California; Amy (Bryan) McDaniel of Jacksonville; a son, Michael (Deborah) McCollister of Charlottesville, Virginia; three grandchildren, Audra, Olivia and Canon; a sister, Carol (Jack) Davis of San Antonio, Texas; her beloved dachshund, "Pirate" and the family of the Spruce Creek Fly-In. Tax-deductable donations may be made in her name to the Halifax Humane Society, to All Saints Lutheran Church, Port Orange, or to the John McCollister Aviation Writing Scholarship at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 6, 2010.
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October 13, 2012
Mr. McCollister and family,

I was doing some research on a book that I'm writing and learned of the passing of Beverly. Dr. McCollister, I hope all has been well with you in the last two years and I will now include Beverly in my daily prayers. It's been nine years since dad's passing and I know he would have wanted me to write you. God Bless

BF Morgan
Bart Morgan
August 15, 2011
Today, August 15th, 2011, would've been Mom's 75th birthday. Happy birthday to our mother. We miss her.
August 11, 2010
August 6, 2010 was Beverly and John's (Mom and Dad's) 50th wedding anniversary. Mom would have been very proud of this milestone.
May 17, 2010
Two weeks before Mom passed away
Mike McCollister
May 16, 2010
Dear Beth, Amy and Michael,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She always made me feel welcome (and so
did your Dad) in your home when we were in high school. That was a long time ago, but I remember laughing with her like it was yesterday. God bless you all and help you get through this difficult time.
Cathy (Buchanan) Berch
May 11, 2010
Mom and Canon (when Boo had no hair) Summer 08
Am McCollister McDaniel
May 11, 2010
Mom playing for Spruce Creek function in December 2009.
May 11, 2010
May 11, 2010
Beverly (Mom) and granddaughters Olivia and Audra during a visit to California.
May 11, 2010
May 11, 2010
Mom and her beloved dog Pirate
May 11, 2010
Beverly McCollister's Wedding Portrait
May 11, 2010
Mom and her loving sister, Carol.
May 11, 2010
Mom with Dad in Santa Barbara Wine Country (2005)
May 11, 2010
Thinking of Mom. And missing her.
May 11, 2010
Mom and her family at Bethlethem Lutheran Church on Easter (late 1960's).
May 11, 2010
Dear John and family,
Our heart felt condolences to all of you. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We have such fond memories of your time at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lansing.

May you be comforted knowing that she is in the Lords loving arms. Peace be with all of you.

The Otto Kern Family
Otto Kern
April 30, 2010
Dear John, We think of you often at this time. We always had laughs with you and Beverly. I have learned so much from you. I hope the grief that you and your family feel now will recede enough for you to remember all the wonderful times you had together. -- Ken and Rose Shouler, Harrison, NY
Kenneth Shouler
April 16, 2010
Dear Beth, Amy and Michael -
I just wanted to extend my condolences to you. I just saw your mom's obituary in The Advocate (Newark, OH) today. I grew up in a house behind your grandparents (Chase) house in Newark and I always had so much fun playing with you when you would stay with your grandparents in the summer. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Joyce (Divan) Lockhart
April 10, 2010
I love you Mom. Your grace has made me a stonger person and Mother. I promise to do what I said that I would do . This is about you one else. Remember that you have children and grnadchildren that love you so much ..and that Canon is fighting cancer as we speak (you only grandson who is 6 fighting leukemia). This memorial is about YOU mama...........and your wishes have and will be done. I can only honor you by bei9ng the best and nost gracious mom ever.
You are in my heart and your gramdchildrens hearts forver.
Amy McCollister
April 9, 2010
Dr. McCollister and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
AFSCME Council 79, Region 3
Michael Temple
Jerry Harenza
April 8, 2010
Dr. McCollister and Family,
May God bless you during your time of sorrow.
The Lord will be your everlasting light and your days of sorrow will end!
~Isaiah 60:20
Jeanette D. Wynn and Family
April 8, 2010
Dr. McCollister,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you find comfort in knowing your wife is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior.
Patty Roberts, Department of Management Services
April 8, 2010
Dr. McCollister may you and your family be blessed at this time of the loss of your beloved wife, I had not met her but by working with you, I just know that she was a grand lady. God Bless you and your family, with much love.
Brad Gonzalez
April 8, 2010
Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. ~Matthew 5:4
Dear Family,
There aren't words to express that will bring comfort to your aching hearts, but there is comfort in knowing the Word of God will not fail you... It will keep you, sustain you, protect you, comfort you, guide you. It is this Word ... The Word of God that will bring you perfect peace. In time, your tears of sorrow will become tears of joyful memories. Hold onto your memories.
Our Deepest Sympathy
Brenda & Kecia Woods
April 8, 2010
Dr. McCollister, you and your family remain in my prayers.
In Love and Light,
Joy Scudder
April 7, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Nicholas Dix
April 7, 2010
Dr. McCollister and Family,
We can never be separated from those we love because God leaves us with memories to hold and love that doesn't pass away. And in time, we realize that our loved one lives on -- not only in a home beyond the setting sun but within our hearts.
Our Deepest Sympathies
President Jeanette D. Wynn Council 79 Executive Board & Staff
April 7, 2010
Dr. McCollister and Family...
Even though nothing can fully erase the pain and sadness of parting, what a comfort it is to know that we can always rely upon the care and protection of the Good Shepherd.
In Sympathy
AFSCME Region II Locals & Staff
April 7, 2010
Mrs. McCollister was my 5th grade teacher in 82-83, and many of us liked her. She will be missed.
Shannon Hudnell
April 7, 2010
Mike and Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. It doesn't sound like you had any time to prepare yourselves for the shock, and that can make this time very difficult. My prayers are with you and your family that you will be comforted greatly by the Holy Spirit, and take heart that your mom is safe in the care of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. If you need anything done here in Florida, please don't hesitate to ask. Noneen
April 6, 2010
Dear Jack, we're so sorry for your loss of your beloved /Beverly. I'm sure she"s in heaven with our Lord.Love , Joanne & Gino Purchiaroni
April 6, 2010
WE were saddened to hear of Beverly's passing, and our thoughts and best wishes are with the McCollister family during this difficult time. Beverly was well-loved and will be remembered in our hearts.

Lynne and Eric Doten
April 6, 2010
Our condolence to the McCollister family ...... It is always so sad to loose someone loved. May our heavenly father , the God of comforted and tender mercies be with you all as you grieve.
April 6, 2010
To Dr. McCollister and family: our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you celebrate the life, beauty and love that your wife, mother, sister, grandma and friend shared with you through the years.

Alma R. Gonzalez, Special Counsel
AFSCME Florida Council 79
Alma Gonzalez
April 6, 2010
My very deepest sympathy--I do know what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Kathi Hill
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