Joe and Vera Beardsley
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Joe A. and Vera Beardsley
Joe was born in 1911, and Vera was born in 1904--but denied it until the day she died!!!!!! Joe and Vera Beardsley were married in 1942. They both worked at Rohr Chula Vista. Joe worked the First Shift, played on the Rohr tennis team, and was recognized by Mr. Rohr for his production idea. Vera enjoyed gardening and embroidery. Vera was awarded the Army-Navy "E" emblem for her work at Rohr. After leaving Rohr they opened a funeral home in Ocean Beach, California. In 1952, Joe and Vera divorced. As part of the divorce agreement, Vera was able to buy Joe out and she kept the funeral home. She was a very successful business woman in the Ocean Beach community and was way ahead of her time with her activities in the Ocean Beach business community. Joe remarried in 1953 in Los Angeles, moved to Mesa, Arizona, and bought a dry cleaning/laundromat/beauty shop business.
Joe died in Mesa of a brain aneurism in 1976. Vera lived in Ocean Beach and died there in 1986.
Submitted by Donna Wade, May 10, 2013
These photographs were scanned from Vera's photo albums.
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