Mary Beyer Gough, age 94, of Clintonville, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010, in Appleton. Mary was born on January 23, 1916, in Denver, CO, the daughter of the late Samuel and Amelia (Ziebell) Silverman. She was raised and later graduated from high school in Denver. While on a greyhound bus, Mary met George Beyer, Sr. The couple married on September 6, 1938 in San Diego, CA. With her husband, George serving in the U.S. Navy, the couple lived and was stationed at various navel bases such as New Port, RI, Hutchinson, KS, San Diego, CA, Jacksonville, FL as well as Cuba and Japan. Upon George’s retirement as Commander from the Navy, the Beyer family decided to move to Manawa in 1965. In 1966 they moved to Clintonville where George built and operated Commanders Marina. George preceded Mary in death on December 1, 1975. Mary later married Francis Gough at the St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. Francis preceded Mary in death. Mary was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was an avid shopper and also enjoyed operating her antique business (Mary’s Country Store) in Clintonville. Other hobbies included attending her sewing group, playing bridge, playing piano for residents of Greentree H.C.C. and Angelus Retirement Community and entertaining friends. In addition to Cuba and Japan, Mary’s love of travel took her to Spain, France, England, Germany, Greece as well as Hawaii, Alaska and now home in Heaven. Survivors include:
Her daughters: Bonnie Tomlin, Appleton, Christine Knutson, Neenah, Her sons: George (Maria) Beyer, Jr., Clintonville, Thomas (Mary) Beyer, Hortonville, Chaplin, Stephen (Toni) Beyer, CDR, USN, Chesapeake, VA, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, George Beyer, Sr. & Francis Gough and 2 brothers, Milton & Stanley. Funeral services were held 11:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville with the Rev. Christian Burg officiating. Interment was in the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, WI. Friends called at the church on Wednesday from 10 A.M. until the time of the service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements. Friends may sign an on line guest book at www.eberhardtstevenson.com.