Grace L Beveridge
December 24, 1924 – March 29, 2019
Grace L. Beveridge, 94, of San Jose, CA, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2019. She was born to the late George and Susan Johnson, December 24, 1924, in Mckeesport, PA. Grace graduated from Mckeesport High School in 1942. She was first and foremost a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of East Mckeesport. She was married to the late Themistocles (Jim) Varsamis in 1950 and the late Richard D. (Bud) Beveridge in 1989. She relocated to San Jose, CA in 2005 to be with her children.
In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her brother, George Johnson of N. Huntingdon, PA and her brother, Richard Johnson of N. Versailles, PA. Grace is survived by two children, Susan C. Varsamis of San Jose, CA and James C. Varsamis, and her Daughter-In law Cathy B. Varsamis of San Jose, CA. Nan, as her grandsons called her, is survived by two grandchildren, Alecsandar James Varsamis of Washington D.C. and Christopher M. Africa, and one Great Grandson, Antonio (Tony) Africa, of San Jose, CA. Grace also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Grace was a kind, compassionate and generous soul who could talk to and make friends with anyone she met. She was a wonderful mother who set a great example of treating people with respect and living a life without the need for extravagance. She loved her family, especially her grandsons and great-grandson, playing bingo and singing. One of her favorite things was watching her son and grandson cook together in the kitchen. She would say “your Dad would be proud” as they cooked together and had so much fun.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00AM at the Willow Glen United Methodist Church located at 1420 Newport Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service.
Memorial donations can be made to Willow Glen United Methodist Church, 1420 Newport Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125