Dec. 29, 1928 — Sept. 9, 2014
Beverley Jean Behrend Titzer was born Dec. 29, 1928, and passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Paul) Meredith of Ponchatoula, La., Cindi Titzer of Mt. Shasta, Calif., and Tina Titzer of North Conway, N.H.; sister, Bonnie (Bill) Engelking of Waukesha; brothers, Fred (Evelyn) Behrend and Phil Behrend of Oconomowoc and Peter Behrend of Red Granite; as well as four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Marguerite Behrend, and brother Louis Behrend.
Beverley loved music, to sing and do acrobats as a young lady. She was the drum majorette for Oconomowoc High School. She earned her pilots license at age 17 in Wisconsin. She taught dance for Arthur Murray Studios in the early ’50s.
She moved to Houma, La., in 1955. Beverley was a member of the Amelia Earhart 99’ers, Woman’s Pilot Association in the mid ’60s to ’70s, and was a member of the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Flying Posse during the ’70s. She was a Girl Scout leader for more than 12 years in the Bayou Care area of Houma. She also owned and managed two travel agencies in Houma and traveled extensively.
She was an active member of the Jehovah’s Witness congregations in Safety Harbor, Fla., and in Ponchatoula, La., for the last 20 years.