Beverley Ann Pocan
May 18, 1926 - Aug 1, 2011
Born May 18, 1926, passed away peacefully August 1, 2011. She grew up near the majestic Mt. St. Helens in Kelso, Washington, often spending summer afternoons with friends at nearby, beautiful Spirit Lake. In Kelso, she attended and graduated high school in an advanced class at the age of 16. Also in Kelso, she met and married Jack Pocan, after his service to the country with the US Marines in the Solomon Islands during WWII. Beverley and Jack moved to Sacramento in 1953 with their two children Cindy and Kirk.
Beverley worked for the Bank of California before accepting an accounting position with the California State Department of Social Welfare. Despite an often painful disability, she always successfully balanced work and family, finding time to donate her efforts to the community, local schools, youth organizations including athletics, music, boy scouts and girl scouts, and to the general welfare of pets and wildlife.
Beverley’s greatest passions included family, grandchildren, Christmas, Disneyland, and animals and pets. Years after her retirement from the state, she operated, and very much enjoyed a successful pet sitting business at her home in Sacramento. A deeply kind and caring individual, she loved dogs and birds, wolves and squirrels, and every other creature in God’s creation, which she was sure had all the rights of any human being. She could sometimes be found reciting “The Cremation of Sam Magee” her favorite poem, to a grandchild, or pondering chapters in “Beautiful Joe’s Paradise”, her favorite book.
She is preceded in death by her daughter Angela, husband Jack, parents Gladys and Les Fuller, sister Shirley, aunt Thelma and cousins Donna and Pat. She is survived by daughter and son Cindy and Kirk, daughter in law Jeanette, grandchildren Ryan and Brooke, cousins Peggy and Rae Marie, nieces Lynda, Lori and Linda, nephews Gary, John and Guy, sister in law Beatrice and her children Greg, Diane and Cecelia, brother in law Ron, and all of their extended families.
The family requests that donations be sent to one of her favorite charities, “Best Friends” animal rescue organization in Kanab, Utah.
A gathering of family and friends is planned August 14th at her home in Curtis Park, Sacramento from 1-4PM.
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road