Obituary of Beverley R Carr
Death Notice of Beverley Rae Carr [nee MOON]
October 1, 1932 to March 27, 2021, passed away of natural causes peacefully at her residence at Garden Gate Healthcare Facility
in Cheektowaga, NY at the age of 88. Formerly of Westfield, NY Beverley is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, David L.
Carr of Hamburg, NY, her children, Bryan (Doreen) Carr of Hamburg, NY and Cynthia (Reginaldo) Rodrigues of Ypsilanti, MI;
grandchildren Jason (Shannon) Carr of Penfield, NY and Megan Carr of Denver, CO, Andrew Rodrigues and Daniela Rodrigues and
great grandmother to Charlotte Carr. Also surviving are her brothers Paul (Barbara) Moon of Erie, PA and David Moon of Pompano
Beach, FL. Beverley was predeceased in death by her parents Dana V. and Anita M. Moon of Millcreek, PA, and Brother Thomas
Moon of Milwaukee, OR. Beverley was a 1952 graduate of Millcreek High School in Millcreek township PA, where she was active
in Girl Scouts, YTeens and was an accomplished baton twirler with the school’s majorette team. She earned her Bachelor of Science
degree in physical education from Slippery Rock State Teachers college in 1956. She again was active with the Girl Scouts while in
college and spent her summers working as a lifeguard at Presque Isle State Park in Millcreek, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, she
began her teaching career at Westfield Academy and Central Schools as a high school physical education teacher where she also
coached gymnastics and the girls’ volleyball team. Her late uncle Alan Tripp, was her mentor and the boy’s physical education
teacher, football and baseball coach at Westfield. Beverley met her husband David in the spring of 1958 after accepting an invitation
as a blind date arranged by one of her students whose father was his troop commander while stationed in the Westfield barracks of
the New York State Police. After a short courting, later that summer on August 1st, the two were wed before the late Reverend Alan
Gripe at the first Presbyterian church of Westfield and were received by friends and family at the Westfield YMCA home. The two
honeymooned in Niagara Falls and traveled throughout New England before making their home on East Main in the Village.
Beverley served on the YWCA board of directors in Westfield and was instrumental in the start-up of Welch Field, its pool facilities,
recreational programs and supervised the lifeguards during the first year of operation. She continued her post graduate education at
Ithaca College and NYU where she attended the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome while studying abroad in England and Italy.
After her teaching and coaching in the early 1970’s she was later employed by Peek-n-Peak Resort as the director of recreation
where she managed the pool and tennis court facilities until the operation went bankrupt in the late 70’s. Later in 1990 she was asked
to return to teaching at Westfield Central School on a part-time basis where she taught adaptive physical education to children with
disabilities. During her free time, Beverley relished weekend picnics with family and friends traveling to locations at state parks in New
York and Pennsylvania. She was well known for her pie baking and enjoyed an active outdoor lifestyle of camping, canoeing, cross
country skiing and spending summers with family at her parent’s remote, water access only cottage at Brule Lake in Eastern Ontario,
Canada. She and David also had great fun square dancing and were long time members of the “Rotund Squares Dance Club” of
Westfield where they held monthly square-dances during the winter months at the Mayville Rod and Gun Club and the Westfield
Fireman’s Exempt Hall. Beverley also enjoyed traveling the United States spending winters traveling the southern states with David.
The two also made holidays and friends while traveling to Central America, Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, and the British Isles.
Beverley and David made a lifetime of friendships from hosting an AFS student in 1980 with their Austrian AFS Son, Thomas Vallazza.
Beverley was also an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed painting, knitting and in her later years was adept at quilting. Her home on
Villa drive was her favorite and she took great pride in her décor and true to her passions for the outdoors adorned her favorite spaces
with nautical themes and decorations and mementos from her trips to sea shores and lighthouses throughout the United States.
The family sincerely thanks her caregivers at The Amberleigh, Eden Heights and Garden Gate for her care.
Relatives and friends may visit the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, NY on Thursday April 1,2021 from 4-7 PM
followed by a brief service. Face masks required. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box
96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
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