Plumas Unified School District reports that the Quincy Elementary School Alder Street campus held a ceremony Oct. 20 to honor the memory of Estelle Beer, a school secretary who served the community for over 20 years before her retirement. Beer recently passed away.
The event was an opportunity for both current and former QES staff to come together and share memories of Mrs. Beer. Principal Jordan Blanton, teachers Megan Stewart and Rachel Labbé, and administrative assistant Kristine Bellah spoke about Beer’s impact on the QES community. Each recounted their own interactions with her as students and how she remained a friendly face even as they transitioned into adulthood.
Former colleagues and Mrs. Beer’s family gathered to listen to stories and to share hugs.
As a tribute, Quincy Junior-Senior High School art teacher Danielle Frid created an oil painting depicting lemons — a nod to Mrs. Beer’s love for lemon drop candies, according to Blanton. This painting will be displayed in the school office as a memorial.
In addition, a commemorative bench and plaque will be placed in the school’s hallway. “We want to make sure that Mrs. Beer’s positive influence will continue to touch the lives of future generations,” said Blanton.
Information submitted by Plumas Unified School District