Sheila B. (Brown) Beyer, 89, of Warner Road, Ipswich, died on June
10, 2013 at home following a short illness.
Born in Boston April 17, 1924 daughter of the late George C. and
Clara (Mollett) Brown, she was raised in Milton and graduated from
Milton High School. She attended Boston University where she earned
her BS in business administration and a Master in Education, and she
attended Nova University where she earned a Ph.D. in Education.
She was a dedicated educator and believed wholeheartedly in the
power of education to transform lives, especially those of women.
She worked for Cable Memorial Hospital, Boston University, MIT, and
Bunker Hill Community College. In Ipswich, where Sheila lived for
60 years, she was an energetic volunteer coordinating the swim
program for the Ipswich Council on Aging, serving on the Rita
Poirier Empowerment Fund, participating in the Intergeneration
program, and volunteering at the Visitors' Center. She loved the
outdoors and was passionate about preserving open space, especially
on the North Shore. She belonged to numerous conservation
organizations including the Essex County Greenbelt Association and
the Trustees of Reservations.
Sheila loved the town of Ipswich, its natural beauty, Crane Beach,
and especially the people. We would like to acknowledge the
employees of the First Ipswich Bank, Bernie Sullivan Insurance,
Gordon Florist, the Ipswich Council on Aging, and the hundreds of
other people, who contributed to the quality of her life in their
own way in this special town. Thank You.
Sheila is survived by her son, Peter R. Beyer of Nashua, NH; her
daughter, Leslie A. Beyer of Arlington; four grandchildren, Andrea
Fried of Honduras and Zachary P. Beyer, Nathan M. Beyer, and Angela
(Calvetti) Hornor and family all of New Hampshire; a brother Alan H.
Brown in Norwood; and many dear friends and relatives.
Visiting hours will be held Friday 4 to 8 pm in the Whittier–Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Her funeral service will be private. In lieu
of flowers memorial donations in her name be made to the Essex
County Greenbelt Association. 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929.