The Broken Chain

A Beautiful Poem


Esther Beres Beardsley, age 90, of Victorville, California went to be with the Lord she loved on 3-17-11. She was surrounded by her beloved family. She was born on 3-6-21, to Joseph and Elizabeth Beres of Akron, Ohio. She is survived by her five children she dearly loved: Josie Westover (John), Regina Martz (Terry), Tamela Forbes (Arthur), Cindy Lopez (Victor), Bryan Beardsley (Connie).  Her 9 grandchildren: Scott Wamack (Pam), Andrew Wamack; Dori Ann Martz, JoBeth Loreman (Corwin); Adrienne Chavez (Mario), Tiffin Ash (Brett); Matthew Beardsley; Bryson Beardsley, Bria Beardsley.  Her 6 great-grandchildren: Tawny Wamack; Mario, Cristian, and Elizabeth Chavez; Tessa and Teegan Ash; and soon to be born baby Oliver Loreman. And many, many nieces and nephews and their families; and dear friends.
    She was employed during WWII at Firestone, Akron, Ohio; went to work at California Handprints in Hermosa, Tridair and Pentel in Torrance; West Torrance Convalescent Hospital; and TRW Electronics, Lawndale.
    She loved cooking and baking Hungarian food for her family.  Esther became an artist at the age of 62, painting pictures filled with life. She also enjoyed gardening, arts, crafts, and ballroom dancing. She was a member of the Hesperia church of Christ where she worshiped for 23 yrs. Her heart was filled with love for her Savior, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.    
    As a single parent she filled the role of mother and father to her children. Esther had a special place in her heart for her sons-in-law and daughter-in-law. John helped to physically care for Esther while she lived in his home. She loved to talk with him about her faith. She also adored his bald head! Terry lives in the state of Washington. She always enjoyed his company and wished he'd lived closer. Art shared his home with Esther for 23 years. He always bought her favorite foods and cooked the mushrooms she loved to eat. Victor also shared his home with her. He and Esther loved to exchange stories about the good old days. He would speak Spanish and she would speak Hungarian to each other in their after dinner talks. Connie knew Esther liked roosters, so she made her a beautiful rooster blanket to cover with while she watched TV. Connie also made or bought pretty gifts for her bedroom. She had a knack for knowing what Esther liked.
    For the last several months her granddaughter, Tiffin, cared tenderly for her during the daytime hours. She sacrificed a lot of time with her own children and husband to care for her grandmother. Many in the family helped out as they could.
    We would like to take this time to give special thanks to the staff at VNA of Inland County Hospice for their care and compassion towards our mother during her lengthy illness. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, 3-26-11, 1 pm at the Hesperia church of Christ, 9280 5th Ave. (5th/Olive Sts.), Hesperia, CA.