Saturday, April 16, 2016 Bernice Marie Muir (1923-2013)

Bernice "Bea" Marie Muir was born on 30 October 1923 in Michigan, likely on her parents' farm in Dearborn, to Peter Semple Muir and Mayme Zebio. By 1930 the family lived in Lenawee County, Michigan where Bea's father worked as a steam pipe fitter at an automobile factory. By 1940 the family had moved to 9335 Hubbell Avenue in Detroit. On 9 November 1944 Bea followed her sister Betty into the Women's Army Corps where she served as a practical nurse and surgerical assistant.

She met Alexander "Alex" Francis Samas, son of Justin and Elizabeth Marie (Samas) Samas in New York during the war and they married about 1947. The couple had two daughters.

By 1954 the family had moved to Orange County, California. In 1993 they lived at 533 Riviera Court in Fullerton.

Bernice "Bea" Marie (Muir) Samas; courtesy of

Bea lost her husband in 2012 and she died 10 months later on 18 May 2013 in Fullerton, California. She and Alex were inurned in the Altar Columbarium at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California.

'Bernice "Bea" Marie (Muir) Samas,'
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place, Palmyra, Lenawee, Michigan; Roll: 1007; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 807.0; FHL microfilm; 2340742
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T627_1888; Page 1B; Enumeration District: 84-1554
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 19 and 21
Bernice Marie Samas Obituary,
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 111206284
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2013 Samas, Bernice
US, Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current, 2013 Samas, Bernice
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1992 Fullerton, CA (Samas, Bernice M)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Fullerton, CA (Samas, Bernice M)
US, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, 1944 Muir, Bernice M

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