WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Beatrice Marie "Bee" Barde Shaver, 74, died Nov. 12, 2003, in San Antonio.
Born Oct. 9, 1929, in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Elmer and Beatrice Bard, she graduated from Christian College in Columbia, Mo., with an associates degree in music; from Vanderbilt University in Nashville with a bachelors degree in choral directing; and from the College of New York in New York City with a masters degree in adult education. She also earned college credits from other universities, taught clerical skills to disadvantaged adults for 20 years in White Plains and also taught English as a second language for many years to adults in Queens. An accomplished musician, she had held the same seat at the New York Symphony for the past 15 years.
A member of the Northside Church of Christ in San Antonio, where she had taught the Women's Bible classes, she and her husband had also conducted seminars on marriage enrichment. She served on the Board of the Northside Foundation, for which she was president for two years; and was a member of the Austin Graduate School of Theology Advisory Board for 10 years.
On Dec. 18, 1949, in Nashville, Tenn., she married Joe Meredith Shaver who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Cynthia Hopkins of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Susan Johnson of Bear, Delaware; one son, Neal Shaver of San Antonio; one brother, Retired USMC Col. Robert E. Barde of Mount Dora, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
Services were conducted Nov. 14 at the Northside Church of Christ with David Allen and Dr. Bruce Utley officiating.
Burial followed in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Elders of the church served as pallbearers.
Porter Loring North Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.