Saturday, July 18, 2015
Today we celebrated Elizabeth Novath Beller's life at her Memorial Service. December 4, 1916 ~June 30, 2015. Her parents immigrated from Hungary in 1910. The Honor Guard preformed their part with taps and presenting the flag to the family.
While her husband was serving in the South Pacific, Elizabeth felt an obligation to help her husband as well as her country so in 1942 she joined the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corp known as the WAACs where she served for almost a year.
After many years of war, she felt her husband, Charles had done more time than his share and wrote the Army requesting a furlough for her husband, but got no response.
Finally she wrote to the first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. A month or so later he was home on furlough. Then a few months later (nine to be exact) she had her first son, Charles Beller Jr. After the war they were stationed in the San Francisco Bay area where she had her second son, Henry. (true story ~ that's my Elizabeth)
In the 60's, 70's and 80's she applied her artistic talents into crafting beautiful hand painted ceramic dolls with noble faces and elegant flowing gowns. She also took piano and organ lessons and could sight read and play songs she liked. She helped and encouraged her son Henry to play too, which he does to this day.
Charles on the left and Henry on the right have welcomed me and Don into their family. They said their mom talked about me all the time, and they knew how much I meant to her and how much she meant to me. I'm older than both of them, so today I told them I now have two little (haha ~both over 6') brothers. Nothing takes the place of your own mother or brother, but I've been adopted into the Beller family and I couldn't be happier.
The above comments were taken from her Eulogy that Charles wrote. Your prayers were answered as the service was beautiful, and Pastor Don's message was so comforting to all of us.
My dearest always says..."You write your own funeral by the way you lived." Elizabeth wrote a good one.