Beverly was born on April 11, 1928 in Syracuse, NY to the late Frank and Veneta Putnam Upcraft. She grew up in Scriba, NY.
Beverly graduated from Oswego High School in Oswego, NY in 1946. After high school, she was employed at the Oswego Sewing Factory until her marriage in 1958 to the late Ernest Preston Girard, Jr. They were happily married 37 years until his passing in 1995.
Beverly was a member of the United Baptist Church of Scriba, the Lake City chapter of the Eastern Star, Scriba Historical Society, American Baptist Women, the Knit Wits and the OLP. She enjoyed life, and in her spare time enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, visiting with friends and family and participating in church activities.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Ernest; her parents Frank and Veneta Upcraft; and her brother Clyde Upcraft.
Beverly is survived by her daughter Lynne (Chris) White of Scriba, NY; her son Robert (Joanna) Girard of Scriba, NY, and her son David (Robin) Girard of Macon, GA; along with 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and close family members.
Calling hours will be at Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home 112 E 2nd St, Oswego, NY on Tuesday, August 16th from 4-7pm.
A memorial service will be held at the United Baptist Church of Scriba, 5111 St. Rt. 104, Oswego, on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:00pm.
She will be buried next to her husband in the North Scriba Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the United Baptist Church of Scriba.
Condolences may be left on the Dain Cullinan Funeral Home’s online guest book at www.daincullinan.com