Beverly Mae Beaver Schrader of Lovettsville, Virginia, died peacefully at 8:30 p.m. October 15 at Inova Loudoun Hospital at the age of 90. She is now reunited in death with her beloved husband, Alan Lyle Schrader, who passed away August 24, 1981 at the age of 51.
She is survived by son, Kent (Judy) Schrader of Fredericksburg, and daughter, Anne (Tom) Lussier of Lovettsville; 12 grandchildren, Laura Dooley, Diana Duke, James Schrader, Mandi Schrader, Cindy Taylor, Gary Schrader, Alycia Schrader Garcia, Brandon Schrader, Michelle Cross, Mark Lussier, Joseph Lussier, and Julianne Perone; and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan; her parents, Clarence Edward Beaver and Opal Faye Beaver; sister, Phyllis Dralle; and niece, Sherry Miller.
Beverly was born December 2, 1929, in Centralia, Illinois. Her family later moved to Champaign, Illinois, where Beverly attended Champaign High School. It was there that she met the love of her life, Alan, son of Paul and Dorothy Schrader of Champaign, on a hayride, at age 16. They both later completed college at the University of Illinois in Urbana, where she became an Art major. She was also very active in the Pi Beta Phi sorority in college and for many years thereafter.
She and Alan were married on June 9, 1951. They initially settled in Columbus, Indiana, and later moved to Indianapolis where Alan joined the Indianapolis Star newspaper and Beverly became a department store artist. Kent and Anne were born in 1956 and 1959, respectfully, and later in 1959 the family moved to Oklahoma City. In 1966, another promotion for Alan led the family to McLean, Virginia, where the children grew up. In 1977, Alan and Beverly relocated to Pittsburgh, PA. After Alan’s death in 1981, Beverly relocated to northern Virginia.
Beverly was always fully devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who lovingly knew her as “Nina.” She was also completely devoted to Alan, who truly was the love of her life. Since his passing in 1981, she has recalled memories, expressed her love, and mourned his passing almost daily. Each day, as sister-in-law Marianne recently described, it was “as if Alan had died yesterday.” They truly gave each other joy. We will miss her for the rest of our lives, and we rejoice that they are now reunited in heaven.
A graveside service was held at National Memorial Park on Friday, October 23 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or to the church of your choice. Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com.