Mary Lou "Toots" Beierle, 73, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, July 7, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 28, 1934 in Harden, Mont. to Fred and Mary Lou Beierle.

She loved spending time with family, but liked shooting pool, playing cards, dancing and her trips to Reno, Nev.

Toots was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her children, Kari Taylor and longtime companion, Timi Alvarez and Sherrie McManus and longtime companion, Pedro Velador, all of Yakima, Debbie and her husband, Glen Tweeten of Mabton and Kevin and his wife, Janell Becker of Richland; eight grandchildren, Johnny, Jamie, Shaney, Kevin Jr., Charlie, Chalsie, Rebecca and McKenna; five great-grandchildren, Felicia, JT, Anahi, Adrian and Marisa; four brothers, Fred Jr., Lenard, Raymond and Victor Beierle; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary Lou Beierle; one grandson, Eric Tweeten; one sister-in-law, Vesta Beierle; two nephews, Bill and Les Beierle; and two great-nephews, Buddy and Phillip.

Mary Lou requested there be no funeral service or flowers, just your friendship. Come and celebrate Mary Lou's life with us with a potluck Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Toots's house at 604 Jefferson in Mabton.

We love you mom and you will be dearly missed, but now you are in the arms of your Lord and Savior, Jesus.

We've known lots of pleasure,

At times endured pain,

We've lived in the sunshine

And walked in the rain.

But now we're separated and for a time apart,

But we are not alone; you're forever in our hearts.


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