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Beverly Margaret Mast

January 5, 1934 - February 22, 2011
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Beverly Margaret Mast, 77 passed away peacefully at Monterey Court Memory Care Center in Portland where she resided the last 21 months. Beverly was born in Portland to Edna Gallup and Alfred Brown. They, along with her step father, Alfred Janke and her brother, Harold Brown, preceded her in death Her family moved to Milwaukie, Oregon when she was a small child. Beverly went to Ardenwald Grade School, Milwaukie Junior High and graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1952. Bev graduated from Multnomah School of the Bible (now Multnomah University). At Multnomah she met her husband, Neil Mast and two months after graduation they were...
Beverly Margaret Mast, 77 passed away peacefully at Monterey Court Memory Care Center in Portland where she resided the last 21 months.
Beverly was born in Portland to Edna Gallup and Alfred Brown. They, along with her step father, Alfred Janke and her brother, Harold Brown, preceded her in death
Her family moved to Milwaukie, Oregon when she was a small child. Beverly went to Ardenwald Grade School, Milwaukie Junior High and graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1952. Bev graduated from Multnomah School of the Bible (now Multnomah University). At Multnomah she met her husband, Neil Mast and two months after graduation they were married on campus. They were happily married for 55 ½ years before Beverly passed away from Alzheimer's.
As a small child Beverly gave her life to the Lord; her desire was to serve Him in everything she did. In eight grade, Bev wrote a term paper entitled the "Happiest Day of My Life;" the day she received Jesus as her Savior. Bev was active in a number of youth ministries in high school and Bible College. Many a summer was spent working at Trout Creek Bible Camp; that is where Neil proposed to her.
Bev and Neil have two children, Tim and Marcia. Tim married Evelyn Dawson in March of 1983. They have two children; Kathleen Rose and Christopher Mark. Marcia is married to Scott Brusse for almost 19 years and has one Son, Stephen James. Beverly has one sister, Judy Carlson and a brother, David Janke.
One of Beverly's greatest joys was her grand children. It was a delight to see her holding them up with her nose pressed against their faces and giving them kisses.
For the past 11 years, Bev has had numerous surgeries and never once complained about her lot in life. There was a period of time when she endured 3 major surgeries in 37 months and she managed to smile through them all.
Beverly loved Christian music and music in general. She spent many years teaching children choruses in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. Always smiling she had a kind word for everyone. She lived Christ in the home and was influential in Neil's father's conversion. Phillip Keller described Beverly perfectly in his book "A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23."
"Instead of insisting on my rights am I willing to forego them in favor of others? Basically this is what the Master meant by denying one's self. It is not easy, nor normal, nor natural to do this. Even the loving atmosphere of the home, self assertion is pretty evident and the powerful exercise of individual rights is always apparent.
But the person who is willing to pocket his pride, to take a back seat, to play second fiddle without a feeling of being abused or put upon has gone along way onto new ground with God. There is a tremendous emancipation from "self" in this attitude. One is set free from the shackles of personal pride. It is pretty hard to hurt such a person. He who has no sense of self-importance cannot be offended or deflated. Somehow such people enjoy a wholesome outlook of carefree abandon that makes their Christian lives contagious with contentment and gaiety." That was Beverly. She is "HOME" now and with her reward. A good friend commented about her marriage to Neil that they were "one person in two bodies."
Thanks to all who cared and loved Beverly these past 21 months: Erin Jones and her staff of caregivers at Monterey Court Memory Care Center. To Tara, Loretta, Kathleen, David, Tom, Lucy, John and Cynthia at Hospice Northwest and. Doctor Raymond Lee and his staff at Valley View Medical Clinic. Beverly couldn't have been in better hands, you all were great
A "Celebration of Life Service" will be held Friday March 11, 2011 at Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home. 11801 Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, Oregon. 503-771-1117.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Multnomah University's Student Aide Fund. 8435 N.E. Glisan St. Portland, Oregon 97220
Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, Portland, OR.

"Hello My LOve: As each day passes,the thought of losing you is less and less painful. I know you are drinking from a saucer since your cup of blessings is..." Neil Mast (Milwaukie, OR)

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