Beverly Jane (True) Dailey, 79, died Oct. 20, 2020. Rheumatic fever in first grade led to a damaged heart all her life. But her indomitable spirit did not let illness hold her back.

Beverly spent her career (1962–1997) in the St. Paul public schools, teaching junior high English, high school remedial reading, K-12 English as a Second Language and training other teachers in ESL. She was a voracious reader and an active member and leader in the St. Paul Needleworkers Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

Beverly was an active member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church for 45 years.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Denis Clarke Dailey; parents Pliny Albert and Margaret True; parents-in-law Donald and Irene Dailey; brothers-in-law Don Hanson, Thomas and John Dailey and Richard Wedgewood; late-life boyfriend David Girard; and friend Dennis Johnson.

She is survived by daughter Elizabeth of Minneapolis; son Colin (Marie) of Singapore; three grandchildren; sisters Jonell Hanson and Victoria True; brother Mark True (Lynne); brother-in-law Larry Dailey (Kathleen Jefferson); sisters-in-law Mary Wedgewood, Kathleen Fish (John), Judy Dailey, Sylvia Dailey, Pam Dailey.

Her body was donated to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest program and will be cremated after fulfilling her educational donation. Her cremains will be interred in the family plot at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Meeker County.

Friends and family may make donations in Bev’s honor to www.Malala.org to foster educating women and girls.

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