RPCV Beverly Heegaard says her goodbyes … the PCV Way (Nepal)



Thanks to the ‘heads up’ from Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965-67)

Beverly Heegaard, Beverly, 78, painfully practical, fearless, unapologetic to a fault. Chain-link fence gardener, antiestablishment embroiderer, Peace Corps Volunteer (Nepal 1962—64), mother to the universe of the dispossessed, probably read 10,000 books, completed the NYT crossword daily, in ink, often before sunup. Endearingly intolerant of nonsense. Will be buried in a box marked “Return to Sender, postage due.” Memorial service this summer, to be announced.

Published in Newport Daily News. May 1, 2019.


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  • This is the Best farewell….
    She never lost her Peace Corps spirit and humor.
    Thanks for sharing dear Coyne

  • I’ll place a candle in the window tonight, to help guide her soul on it’s final journey. Este es NuevoMexico. Thanks, Beverly. I wish we had known you. John Turnbull Lower Canoncito, New Mexico

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