Bev's AAGPBL career started while she was still in high school. She started out as an outfielder for the Redwings. Bev enjoyed all sports and dancing while she was in the league.
Beverly Stuhr Thompson was born in Rock Island, Illinois on May 5, 1932 to Doris St. Clair and Francis Stuhr.
She attended the Rock Island schools and became interested in sports at an early age. She started playing organized softball when she was 9 years old. Her first AAGPBL game was with the Peoria Redwings in 1949 and she played on other AAGPBL teams. Her career was cut short when she sustained a severe injury. She was so proud of her career in the AAGPBL and attended the opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's "Women in Baseball" Exhibit in Cooperstown, New York on November 5, 1988.
She came to California in 1959 and worked on all space shuttles at Rockwell Inc. She also worked on the B-1 B bomber and is proud of having worked on the Apollo 11 that went to the moon and all the space programs at Rockwell during those years.
She met her future husband Ernest Thompson at the Rockwell Co. He was an engineer and working on the B-1 B planes. They married on June 30, 1968. He died in an auto accident while driving to work on June 4, 1984.
Beverly took care of her mother Doris until her death in 2002.
A visitation for Beverly was held Sunday, April 17, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Rose Hills Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601. A funeral service occurred Monday, April 18, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Rose Hills Memorial Park - Hillside Chapel, 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601.
Beverly was laid to rest in Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601; Lupine Lawn; Gate: 1, Section: 20, Lot: 3768, Grave: 2.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy were shared at www.rosehills.com for the Thompson family.
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
Copyright: Adapted from Rose Hill Mortuary, Whittier, CA Obituary