May 3, 1939 ~ February 4, 2009
Geraldine "Jeri" Bean-Carpenter
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 4, 2009 at the Del Amo Gardens Convalescent Home in Torrance, CA., after a long and courageous battle with kidney/heart disease she was 69.
Jeri was predeceased by her parents Mollie Pinckney, and Jerry Bean. She is survived and will be missed terribly by the "Love of her Life" Gary August, her beloved and devoted brother Edd Bean (Randie), her Daughter Sherri Pastell (Brian), her Son David Carpenter (Lisa) and her Grandchildren A.J., Brooke, Jordon and Abigale.
Jeri was born in Phoenix Arizona May 3, 1939, but the South Bay has been her home for the past 68 years.
Prior to her illness she was employed in the Furniture and Interior Design industry and also had her own business called the "Nut Hut" in Hermosa Beach.
Anyone who knew Jeri would remark on her warmth, generosity, sharp mind, terrific sense of humor, braveness, optimism in the face of adversity, her wonderful laugh, and that sweet smile that lit up her lovely face. As a friend she was loyal, considerate, constantly available to lend and ear or offer a shoulder to cry on, and always ready with the best advice. Despite this she was unwilling to burden anyone with her own troubles and didn't want to upset anyone by telling them about her failing health. If life is a seafaring journey then Jeri would have been the captain of the ship, and there are many people who are feeling lost at sea without her.
Jeri was always upbeat and positive throughout her 15 year courageous battle. She fought a brave fight but God persuaded her that it was time to end the fight. When she came to accept that all she had left was her faith in God, she was ready for an eternal life of peace and happiness.
In Loving Memory of Jeri. Services will be held Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Rice Chapel, 5310 Torrance Blvd, a celebration of her life to follow. Her family will warmly welcome anyone who knew her.
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