Sometimes You Dance the Monster
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This is Bea Smart's permanent online memorial.

Bea's Life Celebration Service and Banquet:

About 150 of Bea's relatives and friends attended the beautiful ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in San Pedro,CA.
Later her children John, Leslie, Paul, and several others swam to the quarter mile buoy at Cabrillo Beach, where her ashes were scattered, per her wishes.


Angelic Bea

Beatrice Lyyli Smart
October 24, 1938 - May 3 2009

We’ve all had to face a monster at some point in our lives. Our monster can be anything visible or invisible that attacks our mind, naked emotion, body or spirit. It is whatever stops us from being the beautiful person we are destined to be. Cancer or an addiction are two examples. When you personify your monster and talk to it like the lively adversary that it is, you will feel empowered. What’s your monster?

Read Bea's Amazing Book of Poems for Cancer Survivors

Bea's Obituary and Life Photos

Donate to UCLA Cancer Center

God bless you all, dears! Thanks for visiting.