Beverlee Shields
1939 - 2016
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Beverlee Shields

May 5, 1939

August 24, 2016

Beverlee "B" Shields--loving mother, civil rights activist, and devoted wife for 52 years to Dr. John A. Shields--passed away after a long illness. B was a free spirit and wholly unique individual. She was a talented artist, musician, and equestrian. The Shields family moved to Reno in 1978, where B and John started his medical oncology practice. Always interested and passionate about other cultures, they travelled the world together and spent family vacations at their home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She is survived by John and her three children Ski, Lisa, and Sara, and her granddaughters Ava and Presley. She will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Sep. 2 to Sep. 3, 2016.
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March 23, 2019
In memory of my neighbor in Salt Lake City, UT many years ago. A beautiful free spirit whom I was privileged to know for a short memorable time in my life.
Sharon Coon Smith
May 2, 2017
One of our 2 MGs
We were children, really, when we met. She was 21, a waitress at a folk coffee house in Fresno, and I was a 19 year old student.
We fell in love and ran off to Mexico to be married.
She was the most beautiful, and remains the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. We were very poor in those days, first living in a carriage house in Fresno, a 12 foot trailer at the beach outside of Carmel, an apt in San Jose where Ski was born, a cottage in historic Almaden, and finally, a farm house among the walnut trees.
I am so sorry she is gone, and can only try to imagine the loss of this most remarkable person.
George Volz-King
September 2, 2016
May your beautiful mother RIP

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