Alverda Mae (Crowley) Beal


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Beals - Alverda Mae (Crowley) Beal left this earth on May 28th, 2019, after complications surrounding a heart attack. Alverda, also known as "Verda Mae" was born on Beals Island, in Alley's Bay on April 14th, 1936, to Louisa (Backman) and Lindell Crowley. Alverda grew up in Alley's Bay, and was baptized at the Alley's Bay Advent Christian Church, which always held a special place in her heart. Alverda had many "Alley's Bay Friends" from her childhood and spoke of them often. Alverda and her family spent summers at their camp at Black Duck Cove, where she learned to swim. In school, she was involved in many activities including band and cheerleading. Alverda met the love of her life, Stanley Beal, in grade school. Things were made official on February 21st, 1956, when they were married at the Advent Christian Church on Beals Island, surrounded by family and friends.
Alverda joined Stanley in Anchorage, Alaska, where Stanley was stationed in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958. Upon moving home to Beals in 1958, those that knew Alverda knew she had left her heart in Alaska, and she spoke of it almost daily. If you asked Alverda what her greatest accomplishment was, she would have said her family. Alverda and Stanley started their family in October 1959, when their daughter Melinda Leigh was born. One year later, their first son Glenn Stanley was born, and another year later, a daughter Melanie Jean. Seven years went by and another son, Lindell Larry was born and their family was complete.
Alverda enjoyed countless hours of photography and scrapbooking and time spent at "the cottage" at Schoodic Lake. Alverda's faith in God was important to her and she spent most of her life attending the Advent Christian Church on Beals Island. Doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, was "Nannie's" favorite past time. No sporting event was ever too far for "Nannie and Bampie," and they spent hundreds of hours on the road "chasing" their grandchildren throughout their high school and even college sporting careers. Such was her thoughtfulness, that if there was an upcoming birthday or anniversary, you can bet she had a card printed off and ready to go in the mail. Her card ministry was very meaningful to her. Family was the most important thing in her life, and this was evident in the way she showed love to all of us over the years. We are forever thankful for her, and she will be missed and loved by all who knew her.
Alverda was predeceased by her parents, Lindell and Louisa Crowley, a brother Harvey Crowley, many special family members and friends, and her son Lindell, whom we know she had been ready to see since his passing nearly seven years ago.
Those surviving Alverda include her husband Stanley; daughter Melinda Beal; son Glenn Beal and wife Diane; daughter Melanie Alley and husband Thurman; a daughter-in-law Pamela Beal; and brother Larry Crowley and fiancée Lisa Look; seven grandchildren, Jeanna Carver and husband Byron, Jonathan Alley and wife Ashley, Joni Alley and fiancé Jeff, Tina Beal, Justin Alley, Louisa Beal, and Garet Beal and girlfriend Nicole; seven great-grandchildren, Jazmin and Kennedi Carver, Arianna and Jensen Alley, Jameson and Briella Ramos, and "JJ"; a special niece Patty Mae Carter and husband Howard, and special nephew Christopher Crowley and wife Christy. Alverda also leaves behind special friends Lorna Alley and Gail Beal, and Debbie Kelley, whom she thought of as a daughter, and also special friends Bill and Beth Eyles.
A celebration of Alverda's life will be held Saturday June 1st, at 1 pm at the Congregational Church at Sawyer Square in Jonesport. A committal service for close family and friends will follow at the Sewall Field Cemetery on Beals Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Moosabec Ambulance Service, P.O. BOX 164, Jonesport, ME 04649.
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Published on May 31, 2019
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17 posts

Cherry Cowan
Jun 02, 2019
I met Alverta several years ago on Beals Island. She and Stan and family took our son Matthew and daughter in law Molly under her wing. I always felt good knowing they were there for them. I feel so badly for her family as I know their relationship with her is so deep. Wonderful women and the entire family has had a positive effect on the Cowans’. RIP Alverta
Margit Tripp
Jun 01, 2019
I'm very sorry for the loss of Alverda. My mother, Cynthia Norton, was a good friend of Stan and Alverda. For many years my mother would spend summers in Jonesport visiting family and making sure a lot of time was spent with the Beal family. When I was born, Alverda became my Godmother. It has been a long while since visiting the Jonesport/Beals area, but in childhood I remember some wonderful visits with the Beal Family. Rest in Peace, Alverda.
Alice Beal Coffin
Jun 01, 2019
So very sorry to hear about the loss of another family number. Love and prayers to the family.
Debbie & Herman Seavey
Jun 01, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Prayers to the family
Linda Fenton
Jun 01, 2019
Condolences to the family.
Jun 01, 2019
John and Dgaron Church
May 31, 2019
Love, prayers, and blessings to Stan and the family. So many memories over the years we have of Alverda! Many special conversations with her when I delivered the milk with Daddy. John remembers her bringing in little "projects" to the store that she needed help with! Rest in peace, special lady, and give your son a special hug!❤️🙏
Gayle Huntley
May 31, 2019
Alverda and I chatted often...sweetest lady ever. I will miss our talks. Sending love to her family.
Larry and Cindy Coffin
May 31, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathies at the passing of Alberta. She was a very special lady and I know she meant the world to my dad. The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. With love,
Larry and Cindy Coffin
Bertha Caler
May 31, 2019
Heaven gained an angel when Alverda went home. The Beal family has had a special place in my heart and the hearts of my family for years. She’s left an amazing legacy that will live on forever. May God be with the Beal family during this time. God bless all of them.
Georgia Chandler James
May 31, 2019
Very sorry to hear about your great loss in the beautiful Alverta Beal. I remember her as a pretty lady as a kid growing up.
My prayer for all the many family and friends she has had to leave behind.
God bless you ALL, 🕊❤️🙏🏽
Billy Alley
May 31, 2019
So sorry to hear this Alverda was a wonderful woman. Praying for comfort foe you all.
Paula Merchant
May 31, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss of Alverda. She was a caring and sincere person who always thought about others. She kept in touch with me during my cancer treatments to see how I was doing and sent numerous cards. I had a chance to speak with her and told her how very much that meant to me. I didn''t see her often but I always enjoyed my conversations with her. My heart breaks for all of you as I know how very much she will be missed by all of you as well as this Mooseabe community. May God bless you all and keep you close to his heart. With love and prayers. Paula
Ardene Crowley Heistan
May 31, 2019
So sorry for the loss of a very special person mom, grandmother, great grandmother, wife aunt. She will be missed by all who knew her. My prayers and thoughts to all.
Linda Tarr
May 31, 2019
Alverda one of the nicest ladies this Island ever had.. You will be truly missed by all.. God Bless you and your family.. RIP dear lady.. Much love and prayers to all your loved ones..
Margaret Zwicker
May 31, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sure Heaven is a little more bright and happy since her arrival and reunion with those who had been holding seats. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Joan Ramsay
May 31, 2019
I met Stan and Alverda many years ago and we always remained friends. Alverda was always quick to wish me well when I was going through complications with chemo and radiation for my cancer. I will always remember her for her kind and generous nature. Truly heaven has gained an angel.