Dec. 4, 1944 — Aug. 26, 2013
Beverly Ann Joseph of Everett, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Everett, Wash., after a long battle with muscular dystrophy. She was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Walla Walla to Gabriel S. Joseph, Sr., and Emily Ferris Joseph.
She attended Green Park Elementary School, Pioneer Junior High School, St. Paul’s School for Girls, and graduated from Walla Walla High School. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Washington University. Upon her graduation, she began her teaching career in Hawaii.
She volunteered for The Peace Corps and taught English to girls in Tamil Nadu, India, for three years. While in India, she made many friends with whom she visited several times after returning to the United States. She loved India and its people. She spent one year traveling throughout the world upon retiring from the Peace Corps.
She worked for AT&T for several years. Subsequently, she worked at Highline Community College as an instructor in basic education. She was an excellent writer and poet and enjoyed sharing her work with her many friends and family members. She was an avid sports enthusiast, especially the University of Washington teams.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Eva. She is survived by her brothers, Gabe (Margaret) Joseph and Ray (Lilia) Joseph; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local Muscular Dystrophy Association chapter, The Joseph Family Scholarship Fund at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Walla Walla, or to a charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held at the home of Patricia Marsh-Smith, 7925 Marietta Ct NE, Lacey, Wash., at 2 p.m. On Sept. 28, 2013.