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Glory Syble Beier

May 16, 1962 — May 11, 2023

Glory Syble Mollick Beier, 60, of Ocoee, departed this life on May 11, 2023.

She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on May 16, 1962.  A graduate of Berks Christian School in Birdsboro, PA, and later graduated with an associate degree from Pinebrook Junior College in Allentown, PA.

She moved to Juneau, Alaska and worked for the Department of Fish & Game, processing fishing permits for Limited Entry Fishing Division.  One season she flew to Naknek, Alaska, a remote western area, to process permits.  She even renewed the commercial fishing permit for her own uncle Pete Isleib, (Alaska’s top ornithologist.)

In Alaska she assisted her former husband, Lavern Beier, (well known bear researcher and guide), with brown bear research in remote areas of Southeast Alaska.  They recorded the estimated age, size, and health conditions of the bear, and placed an identifying tag in the ear of the bear.

One summer in Juneau, they helped some visiting Russian researchers whose sailboat needed a new mast to continue their travels.  The Governor of Alaska commended them by saying, “many thanks to these selfless Alaskans for providing their neighborly help to those in need” … because of the friendship with them she traveled a year later and visited them near Kamchatka, Russia, and Bering Island in the Bearing Sea.

Later, she owned and operated The Rain Song Art Gallery and was very creative in preparing picture frames.  She volunteered at Juneau Gastineau Humane Society where she cared for dogs.  Also, in Anchorage she helped some sled dog owners as they prepared for the Alaskan Iditarod Race.  Her love for animals, wild or domestic, was with her all her life from weakest to most powerful and it translated to her interest in people.

Back east here in the lower 48, in North Carolina she graduated with honors from cosmetology school.  In recent years she became a certified nurse aide and later worked at Garden Plaza and did home health care with The Helping Hands of Cleveland, TN.

Glory has now graduated from this life and is present with the Author of eternal life Jesus Christ her Lord.

She leaves behind her parents, Joe and Prill Mollick; brother, Jonathan Mollick; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.


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