Eunice and "Doc" Beaver
July 10, 1892, a daughter was born to William Thomas and Elizabeth Handlon
Pitchard, to which they gave the name of Eunice.
her birth in Ludlow Township; to her teenage years in East Liverpool; to
married life in Beavertown, her love has been shared. First with her parents
and fourteen brothers and sisters, then as her own nest grew with five
children, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and Twelve
great-great grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren.
well of love never ran dry. She loved each of us as much as any of us. In her,
love showed as she shared in training each of us in her crafts and her beliefs.
She watched us as we grew, as we went into the world to reach for our own
the oldest grandchild, I am privileged and honored to have the memories of her
life and the legacy of love she has left each of us. I remember times in my
childhood, times at Grandma's home, a door that was always open - a place to
call “up home.”
each of our hearts there is a special spot for a "Ma" like her. Her
motto of life is indeed imbedded in each of us.
us never forget the legacy of her love. Let us practice it and live it and make
it grow. She lived it; she gave it to us. Now the legacy is ours. What better
gift can one give?
she has been called home, to suffer no more. Her work has been completed on
earth. Now, she has passed through the gates of Heaven to be with our loved
ones. I know that she will meet us at Heavens Gate and tell us-"The door
is open, come on in!"
we tell "Ma" goodbye, join me in the promise of her legacy of love,
that it will never die in our hearts.
till we meet again on those beautiful shores-we love you."