- 79 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 20, 1933
- Place of birth:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
- Date of passing: May 29, 2013
- Place of passing:
Bonita, California, United States
|...grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;to be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive;it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.|
Margaret Joan Beazley Nibler passed away peacefully, last evening, with her family at her bedside. Joan was born 20th of October 1933 to Catherine Grace St. Martin of Carson, Washington and Robert Chiles Beazley II of Halifax, Virginia. She spent her childhood summers at the family home in Carson, Washinton otherwise known as ‘St. Martin Hot Springs’. She always considered “The Springs” her home.
She followed family tradition and attended St. Mary’s Academy in Portland and then went on to Marylhurst University.
She married William Nicholas Nibler in 1953 and is survived by their five children Nicholas (Bette) Catherine (Todd), Barry, (AnnaMarie), Cynthia, and Matthew (Kathy). Grandchildren Michael Nibler, Amelie Nibler Trice , Lauren Craddock, Maxwell Tatar, Zachary Tatar and Katelyn Tatar; Great Grandchildren Troupe Trice, Henry Trice and Simon Craddock; Brother William Hannaford and sister, Gerri Haynes, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved brother and sister, Robert Chiles Beazley III, and Katherine Frances Neal.
Joan and Bill Nibler raised their family in Portland, Seattle and Melbourne, Florida.
She went on to administrate several esteemed national law firms in both Orlando Florida and Seattle Washington, before retiring to Snoqualmie Falls, Washington and later closer to her grandchildren in Bonita, California.
Joan was known as a gentle and kind woman with a disarming laugh who loved fashion, gardening, babies and Starbucks ice cream. We are grateful for every moment spent with her… she taught us all how to love. She will continue to inspire us to be better people.
We invited you to share your thoughts, memories, and photo's of our mom.
"Happy Birthday Mom! I am hoping that you had a good time when we came and visited.... thanks for the party! I feel your gentle way. Thank you for guiding me so well along mine."
"She will always be missed and never forgotten. She taught me many things as a mother would: probably one of the most important was the true meaning of the word innocence."
"She was intrepid in life and an enduring influence after her death. I can see her in my children and her grandchildren's children. There's a certain look in the their eyes, a happiness in their laughs, a sweet tenderness to their smiles. I take comfort in knowing where she dwells and who she was."
"Thank you for staying with me and teaching me - still. I feel your guide and I am so grateful to have it! Love and miss you very much. C"
"Happy Birthday Maman!!! Beaming you love and thank you for the same - I can feel it! Say Hello to the Lil Girl for me."
"Maman, You are with me, still inspiring me and teaching me every day. Beaming you joy."
"Happy Birthday Aunt Joan, I know you are smiling and dancing with my Mom. I hope your day is filled with love and laughter. May your smile be felt all day!"
"Happy Birthday Mom. We miss you. Hope things are going well upstairs.
"I will always remember her calm demeanor, her intellect, her fantastic smile and her infectious laugh. We are so lucky to have had her in our lives. Her legacy lives on in her children and in everyone who knew her. Thank you Aunt Joan."
"I'm so very sorry for your loss. As with all things in this existence, your separation from her now, is only temporary."
"I will always remember my fabulous, beautiful Aunt Joan. She lit up our lives in so many ways !! I remember her visiting us and Mom liked the fragrance she was wearing, and bought herself lotion that smelled like that, and every time she put it on she had something nice to say about the Visit we last saw her at! Mom called her the "Elizabeth Taylor" of the family, we love you all. Xxxxxoo"
"Im am so blessed to have been able to share a good part of my life with my dear sweet Aunt. She always lit the room when she walked in and for that I am grateful.. God Bless"
"I am so sorry for your lose. I know the pain the lose of a mom can bring...."
"Her legacy includes three sons that have left footprints on every continent of the world but one."
"I feel lucky to have had her as a matriarch. She was kind, patient, accepting, and gentle. She was the strongest woman I will probably ever know, and she gave me so much with her wisdom. I love you Gma.Always, Am"
"I think the last thing she did before leaving this world was smile. That was who she was - who she became - before leaving. Super concentrated love, the antithesis to dark matter; Light Matter that lifted us all. She was able to share that light. We are all privileged to have basked in that love. I know she is happy to be home at the Springs her sister Francie, brother Bob and Mother."