Beverly Ardis Cronk Flood passed away on September 24, 2009 in San Antonio. She was born on September 21, 1920 in Huron, OH. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, William Calvert Flood; parents, Constance and Lloyd Cronk, and by her brother, Lorimer Cronk. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Beverly was a 1st Lt. in the Marine Corps during WWII. She taught school at Howard Elementary in Alamo Heights Independent School District. In addition, Beverly volunteered at the Institute of Texan Culture, Bexar County Republican Headquarters, and the McNay Art Museum. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Flood Parsons and husband, John Parsons; her son, William Calvert "Bill" Flood and wife, Dinah D. Flood; grandchildren, Ashley Parsons Miles and husband, Cottie Miles, Megan Parsons Lindberg and husband, Hans Lindberg, Alan Alexander, Stephen Alexander and wife, Erin Alexander, Shannon and Mark Flood; great-grandchildren, Elise and Katie Miles, Beverly and Parsons Lindberg and Grace Alexander and special friend, Fred Mauritson. She loved God, her family, her country and fellow man. The memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in the Garden Chapel, 825 E. Basse Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christus VNA Hospice, the Salvation Army or to the charity of your choice.

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  1. I will always remember your mother as a beautiful gracious lady. you have my deepest sympathy and prayers. Cheryl

  2. I knew Mrs. Flood was a special lady when I met her. So full of love. I enjoyed discussing books with her. I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers are with her remaining family and especially my dear friend Megan! Love, Brandy

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of your dearly beloved one. Jesus walked the earth curing people and also resurrecting loved ones back to life on earth such as Mary and Martha’s brother, Lazarus. These same miracles will take place again, but on a much larger scale in the near future. Jesus promised, “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” John 5: 28, 29.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Beverly was one of the nicest people that I had the pleasure to spend time with. She always had a smile on her face and a willingness to help everyone around her. We all will miss her.

  5. To the Family of Mrs. Flood: Please accept my condolences. I was a student in her 5th grade class at Howard Elem. in 1962–my father was an officer in the U.S Army at the time and we had just moved back to the states after being in Germany for 3 years. Mrs. Flood made me feel very welcome right away–got me situated and up to speed with ease even though I entered school after the semester began. I have very fond memories of her leadership and kindness– I remember her as always being cheerful, positive, and inspiring. In fact she was the best teacher I had in elementary school. I went on to graduate from Trinity University–I am sure her teaching efforts contributed significanty. Sincerely, Bob Stewart

  6. Jean, John, Megan and Ashley, She led a good life, fought the good fight, now the Crown! I pray for God’s comfort in your loss of a dear mother and grandmother. Love, Jeanne

  7. Thinking of your family and wanted to express my condolences to you for the loss of your mother. I know she was a very special lady. While I was in high school I worked for your dad in his insurance agency & later worked for him again until he sold his business.

  8. It was such a pleasure to share time at the beautiful McNay Art Museum with such a beautiful lady. Beverly will be missed by all of the docents who got to know her over the years.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. My wife Jan and I met Beverly and Fred on a Cruise to Alaska in the late 80’s and were so impressed with their love of life , dancing and fun. We were over 30 years younger than them and barely kept up. They kept inviting us to visit and we finally did in 1992 and had a great time. A highlite was visiting the Museum and seeing Beverly’s uniform on display! What a Lady! They came to Vancouver and visited as well. They even met my parents on another cruise they were all on. My parents loved them as well. I hope you can pass along my sincere regrets to Fred and please let me know how he is doing. Also my condlences to the family, I know she will be missed! Sincerely, Doug Churchill

  10. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs Flood. I was a student in her 5th grade class in 1966 at Howard Elem. She was the only teacher I can remember the name that I had back then. She was a very sweet and well liked teacher. I ran into her once and knew her face right away. We talked and it was a pleasure. She will be missed by me. You have my deepest sympathy. Her student Mary A(Delgado)Schmidt

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