Paulina
Paulina Domenica Beard
  • 90 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 25, 1925
  • Date of passing: Jun 22, 2016
Let the memory of Paulina be with us forever

Thanks everyone for your thoughts, prayers and stories. 

We love you and miss you Mom!

Video Montage of some pictures from Paulina's Life (2gb)

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Paulina Beard, 90, born on December 25, 1925 and passed away on June 22, 2016. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Celeste Beard on 11th July 2016

"Dear Family,

A light has been lost  in all of our lives.  Paulina could make the most mundane event absolutely fun and full of life.  She was herself just a spirited and loving human being.  We all loved her so much and miss her greatly.  We send our love to the whole family.

Cousins, Fran, Don, Mary Ann and Families."

This tribute was added by Mike Strecker on 2nd July 2016

"A beautiful woman, a beautiful family...Thanks for blessing me with an aunt (Polly) who is funny, and one good golfer.."

This tribute was added by Josann Boever on 30th June 2016

"We have been connected to Paulina and her family for many years and in many ways. She set a great example as she raised her wonderful family with love, kindness and most of all, laughter.

Our family cherishes the time we spent with you all.  It was always fun!

Rest in peace Paulina

Love Bud and Jan Hazlegrove"

This tribute was added by Josann Boever on 28th June 2016

"To all the family, my condolences on the passing of your mom.  I have such great memories of your mom.  It was always an adventure to be around her.  You never knew what would come out of her mouth.  For sure, no one enjoyed life more than Paulina.  And, my mom could not
have had a better friend.  
Love, Jim Bristol"

This tribute was added by favorite son-in-law on 27th June 2016

"to: my favorite mother in law.   when you get inside the gates look up Willis,Marie,Kevin and Gary they can help you settle in. tell them hi for me.        your favorite son-in-law"

This tribute was added by Kathy O'Rourke on 27th June 2016

"What a lovely woman.....so full of life....I will never forget her voice...her laugh....I am praying for all of the family.  Lots of Love to you....especially one of my oldest friends, Celine.

Kathy Rosellini"

This tribute was added by Celine Leigland on 27th June 2016

"Mom - Thanks for teaching me how to make my Nona's meatballs, that friendships are about quality not quantity, to laugh out loud is ok, to be myself, and so much more.  I'll miss our Tuesday and Thursday chats.  Love #6"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Murphy on 27th June 2016

"Dear Auntie Paulina,

To a most fabulous "aaaunt." I miss you, and will miss knowing that you are a phone call away. I will miss our shopping trips...usually for shoes that glitter! Your love of life and your love of family will live on in all of us! Thank you for being so special to me! Lots of love, Lizzie"

This tribute was added by lisa megale-barnecut on 27th June 2016

"My beloved Aunt, friend, mentor, colleague, confidant, travel partner, partner in crime and good times, but most important my inspiration and role model of a truly dedicated woman to her children, grandchildren, siblings, friends, relatives afar, professional career, patients and even strangers that crossed her path. I feel very blessed to have shared our magical mediterranean cruise together, "hands down" a memory that will not be forgotten, this being one of many joyous memories that only you could make special. You cherished and embraced life with courage and dignity nothing was impossible, and you could ignite a room/party with your pzazz and laughter, your mission is complete and it was one hell of a ride!!!!
I'm at peace knowing you are resting in our Lord's hands.
Cheers to you my sweet Auntie Paulina your smile and zest for life will live on in your beautiful family forever.

Love you and missing you much,     Lisa"

This tribute was added by Jim/Kris DeLong on 26th June 2016

"To recount all the fun times we had with Paulina would play like a Seinfeld memory reel... so many laughs!  She was always up and ready for anything, happy to participate.  She will be missed by all of us that had the pleasure of knowing her.  It is a testament of her love for her family that they, in turn, were able and willing to provide such great care and devotion to her.  ~ Kris & Jim DeLong"

This tribute was added by Kathy Ellis on 26th June 2016

"I only met Paulina a few times with Polly at the golf club when I realized where Polly got her wonderful smile and sense of humor from her mom! It is really hard to lose your mother, she lives on in you Polly and you have friends that will be there to pick you up again. Love to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Maria Olson on 26th June 2016

"To my sweet Godmother Paulina, you were so fun to be around ,always with a smile on your face, you will be forever missed , you are now in heaven with my mom ,you were so well taken care of by your beautiful kids during the last months. I LOVE YOU PBERS."

This tribute was added by Jim and Leah Rising on 26th June 2016

"We first met Paulina in Saudi Arabia.  She had such a contagious laugh.  We enjoyed her so much.   We then met her again when visiting Celeste in Seattle with our son, Andrew.  Paulina was very interested  with the duct tape wallet Andrew had made and thrilled when he gave it to her!   A fun lady who enjoyed life to the fullest!
Her loving children have been so devoted and loyal to her. She leaves a wonderful family to continue her beauty in this world.  
"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are and the things you never want to lose"  
Our thoughts are with the family, Jim and Leah"

This tribute was added by Cathy Getman on 26th June 2016

"I can't believe our beloved Aunt Paulina has passed on.  We all have many wonderful memories of her infectious laugh and love of a good time, but it leaves a big hole in our hearts to not have her with us anymore.  She was a wonderful mother and aunt and I will miss her always.  I  know she's in a better place and reunited with her family and friends who've also passed on.  In fact, I'm sure she's already giving my Dad her opinion about something.  BTW Jonn, My Way is the perfect song for your mom - it so describes the way she lived her life."

This tribute was added by Mary Schudrowitz on 26th June 2016

"I really don't remember Aunt Pauline but what I do is that my mom, Terry Beard Grismer made some of us kids go on along trip from Minnesota to Oregon to meet relatives. Since most of us were teens and tweens, you can imagine that it was an interesting drive. What I do remember is that when we did visit Pauline and family wew were greeted with great warmth, open arms and great food. This only happens when mom's lead the way. I am so sorry for you loss but she is now in Gods loving hands."

This tribute was added by Celeste Beard on 26th June 2016

"There will never be anyone else like you Mom. You made me what I am today. You tackled life fearlessly (I still remember your heroic one-handed effort riding a camel in Saudi with your broken arm in a cast) and with a carefree spirit filled with laughter.
I miss you so, so, so much."

This tribute was added by Josann Boever on 26th June 2016

"What can I say?  I have lost my Sweet Paulina, my dearest friend!!  We have been "best friends" since the 7th. grade at St. Monica's School.  We both made many trips back and forth from Seattle to L. A. and many times bringing our kids.  We have been one big family and my heart is broken.  She has the best kids in the world and they took such good care of her the last few years.  I am so grateful for that.
Celeste, Mary, Josann, Polly, John and Celine:  I love you all so much.
Sorry I can't come for the funeral, but my thoughts will be will you.
Someday Paulina and I will meet in Heaven and we will laugh and enjoy each other again!!!
Janie"

This tribute was added by Peggy Baus on 26th June 2016

"To John and Roxanne, Mac and Tanner, and the rest of Pauline's family...we are so sad for your loss. It is so hard to lose your mom and grandma. Remember the laughs and the good times, and know that she is at peace now with no struggles.  Hugs."

This tribute was added by Mary Halpin on 26th June 2016

"Dear Nonnie I miss you so very much ! I know you are flying around heaven with all the family and friends ! Your spirit will carry on in all of us. You will always be in my heart,your laughter in my ears and I'm sure I will still ask you for advise my friend :) you were the best mother ever! Love you to the moon and back.....forever your Mary xo"

This tribute was added by Ann Callanan on 26th June 2016

"Paulina was simply the best. She lived life to the fullest. She laughed the hardest (and loudest). Paulina always made me feel special. She raised the best family. I loved her like a second mother and will miss her very much."

This tribute was added by Michael Zuppe on 26th June 2016

"What can you say about Paulina. Her laugh and sense of humor was epic! My kids loved going to Dr. Hogan's office just to see her. I’ll never forget when she left me in the x ray room with a lead vest on over my shoulders during a panoramic mouth x ray. While the machine started rotating around my head the shoulder on the lead vest got caught and started wrapping around my neck. Paulina came back into the room during the event and started laughing while my head was getting twisted off…I had to motion to her to hit the stop button while choking out!! She hit the button, thank goodness, but she didn't stop laughing-- even while she helped me unwrap the vest from my neck. Then she asked, "You want to try that again?"

An amazing lady with a great attitude that will be missed by many. Extremely blessed to have known her."

This tribute was added by Fritz and Beth Derheim on 26th June 2016

"DEAR JOHN, ROXANNE & FAMILY, WE'RE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DEAR MOM PAULINA'S PASSING. SHE'S LOOKING DOWN ON YOU WITH SO MUCH LOVE & PRIDE. HER SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU.  PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.  LOVE, DICK & MARGARET JOHNSON"

This tribute was added by Sandy Parkins on 25th June 2016

"Paulina will truly be missed and loved we will miss that wonderful laughter and Beautiful smile and her great stories.My condolence to the family God Bless."

This tribute was added by Mary Lisa Keller-Villeza on 25th June 2016

"YOU were  always a sparkle in everyone's life! Now you will sparkle down on us, and know how much you are loved and missed.  Peace to your whole family."

This tribute was added by Debbie Flajole on 25th June 2016

"The handful of times that we spent with Paulina we enjoyed her humor and were warmed by her amazing smile.  She will certainly be missed by many.  A great lady!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Abdo on 25th June 2016

"Peebs.  You were my friend for as long as I can remember.  Thank you for your love and friendship to me and to my family throughout the years.  Although your friends at WSDC were sullen and sad, the laughter of all of our stories overjoyed our sorrow.  That is how you will be remembered!  In love and friendship... Joanne.  PS a special message to the family.  I will be out of town for the services.  I hope to light a candle at a church in Chicago on Friday to honor my friend."

This tribute was added by Toni Webb on 25th June 2016

"Paulina, you were a delightful person and loved by many. You will be missed terribly by my buddy."

This tribute was added by Josann Boever on 25th June 2016

""I Love you mom, and I will miss you so much".
Love, your Josie❤❤❤❤❤xxoo"

This tribute was added by Gina Hildebrandt on 25th June 2016

"Paulina, an amazing woman, mother , wife, nonnie and my aunt.   You were always a strong role model for me growing up then again when I started my career as a dental hygienist you were the inspiration that kept me going.   Always the life of any party and always the rock when things got tough.  You will be missed terribly.   I was privileged to spend days with you in the past few months, watching many great movies ( and only if they had handsome lead actors of course) and reminiscing on years past, thank you for those moments I will them hold dear to my heart forever.  Your voice, your infectious smile and laughter will be seen and heard at all our family parties, you will never be forgotten.

Thanks for the memories Aunt Paulina I will miss you
Love, Gina"

This tribute was added by Fritz and Beth Derheim on 25th June 2016

"Paulina was a lovely, fun lady!!  I used to love to listen to her laugh/giggle. She raised 6 wonderful children and she was so very proud of each of them.  We will all miss her very much!

For the family I would like to share my favorite poem....hopefully it will bring you a little comfort in this time of great loss.

Remembered Joy

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savored much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief-
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.
By:
Steve O’connell

We love you all, Fritz and Beth"

This tribute was added by Anthony Stone on 25th June 2016

"John, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Hopes that you all find comfort in each other during these tough moments. Please try and focus on all the good memories at this time
Bridget and Anthony Stone"

This tribute was added by Rita McCollum on 25th June 2016

"I only met Paulina a handful of times...but she always left an impression with her wit, humor and spunk.  My condolences to her family.  She was much loved and will be missed."

This tribute was added by Steve+Polly Elliott on 25th June 2016

""I love you so much Mom - you were my role model and love"  Your love for everything in life will live in us.  I miss you every second .... Love "my Polly" xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by John Beard on 25th June 2016

"Love you Mom!  

We will miss you so much.

Love your son John."


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