Beverly Jean Maier of Centralia WA passed away January 8, 2020 at the age of 87. She was born October 13, 1932 to Roy and Emily (Enos) Doughty in Ceres California. As a teenage mom she worked in fast food, canaries, mills and many office secretarial jobs before going into finance in the late 1950's before moving to Centralia Washington.
Beverly was married to Eugene(Bud) Maier who preceded her in death in 2005. She had two sons Robert and Bruce. Robert passed away following an accidental drowning in 1969. Still after taking just a week to mourn Beverley went right back to work believing in a creed that “the show must go on “. Having played piano and singing on the radio as a child Mrs Maier encouraged both her boys to play music on stage and in school bands. This creed was often a tool of inspiration for them.
Beverley Maier was the first female real estate agent in Lewis County and she was in business for herself for over thirty years. She was involved in pageantry, sponsoring young girls and empowering young girls and women. She was a trailblazer, advocating for women’s rights before it was popular to do so and was also known for her stylish and professional manners in which she dressed. She loved doing her makeup and hair and always believed in looking her best in public though she preferred to walk on the beach in her old clothes with her dogs.
Beverley was involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary and other civic organizations and attended City Hall meetings in Centralia clear into early 2017 often advocating the restoration of the Veteran’s Memorial Pearl Street Outdoor Pool and believed all children should learn how to swim and save lives.
Sharp witted and often a tease to her grand-children Beverley was a family person who loved her sisters and missed them very much. She told her son she wanted to be remembered for being honest to all and faithful to God.
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