THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Beverly J. Paris
Beverly June Paris, 92, of Menominee, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Luther Home in Marinette.
Born July 25, 1921, in Cedar River, Mi., to George and Viola (Williams) Dutton, at the age of five, due to the sudden death of her mother, she went to live with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams, who were the lighthouse keepers in Cedar River. She helped her grandfather clean fish, and as a teen worked at a grocery store in Cedar River cutting meat, and also as a lifeguard at Wells Park where her grandparents had a concession stand. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1938. She was received into the Catholic Church at a young age and embraced the Catholic Faith throughout her life. After moving to Menominee, she married Jesse Paris on March 19, 1942 who was a pin setter at Bay View Lanes. He later became everybody's mailman. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2008.
They loved to travel, including a trip to Hawaii and were well known around town. She worked at Montgomery Wards, for Dr. William Swanson, DDS and various others. She will be remembered for her love of people, her fondness for babies and was well liked by all.
She is survived by her children, Karen Pitton, of Medford, Ore., Barry "Dusty" Paris and Mark "Puggy" (Yvonne Marie) Paris, both of Menominee; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Rose Paris; a sister, Mary "Sis" Anderson, of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Warden "Greenie" (Joan) Grun, of Manitowoc and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Lohff, of Marinette and Dorothy Paris, of Menominee.
Per her wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. A Mass of Remembrance will be held at a later date.