Patricia S Beier
Patricia S. Beier, born Aug. 28, 1955, died Aug. 14, 2014, in Florida, at the age of 58.
She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was raised in Franklin before moving to Indianapolis, spending her entire illustrious career as an educator at Beech Grove city schools.
At Franklin High School, Pat established swimming records that still stand today. Pat received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana State University on a talent athlete scholarship prior to Title IX, establishing athletic scholarships for women. She competed on the ISU women’s swim team but practiced with the men’s team, establishing seven records and was named College All-American Swimmer in 1975-76, MVP 1975-76 as well as winning Leadership Award in 1976.
Pat went on to earn an Master of Arts from Indiana University.
Hired in 1977 as a physical education teacher at Beech Grove High School, Pat created and coached the first girls swim team in addition to implementing a summer community swim program. As the technology world demanded computer teachers, Pat transitioned to the classroom where she designed the computer curriculum that provided the basis of computer technology at BGCS today. Pat was awarded the first IPL Golden Apple Award in 1994.
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Roxanne Sayre; and sister, Marybeth Sayre.
She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, William C. Beier, formerly of Indianapolis, and presently Ponce Inlet, Florida, where they moved after retiring in 2005. She is also survived by her sisters, Barbara Young of Marco Island, Florida, and her two sons; Christine Lukens (Max) of Houston, and their five sons and one daughter; and brother, John Sayre (Anne) of Indianapolis and their son, Jack.
She will be remembered and missed by all as a beloved friend, giver and hero; a person who touched many lives in many ways through education, community involvement, friendships and family.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. today followed by a service at Lohman Funeral Home, 1202 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the nonprofit organization ECHO Dogs White German Shepherds, P.O. Box 63, Sherman, IL 62684 or PayPal Donations @echodogs.org in the name of Pat Beier and Daisey.