In Memory

Anne Beyer (Comfort)

Anne Beyer (Comfort)

Anne B. Comfort Born January 12, 1950 in Modesto, California Anne also known to many as "Peetz" passed away in the Journey Care Hospice Inpatient Unit, on June 12, 2017, in Glenview, Illinois. Her husband Don was at her side when she went to be with her Savior. Her parents made several moves after leaving Modesto, and finally settled in Marin County, CA where Anne graduated from Terra Linda High School.

She received a Bachelor's Degree in English from Chico State University, and a Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She began her teaching career in a public school, in the Central Valley town of Gustine, California, and then went into the private sector as a law librarian. Feeling the call to go back to the public school system, Anne taught and was the librarian at Bahia Vista School in San Rafael; Hamilton Elementary, Olive Elementary and Sinaloa Middle Schools in Novato; and lastly librarian at San Rafael High School, retiring in June 2016.

In 2013, Anne married Don Comfort, and the couple resided in Novato, CA. Aside from being a voracious reader, Anne loved her road bike that she twice road 100 miles around Lake Tahoe, after each knee replacement surgery for Team in Training. She loved to travel in the U.S. and in Europe.

Theater was a very important part of Anne's life attending performances in San Francisco and Marin regularly. A very active member of Tiburon Baptist Church, Anne sang in the choir, and chaired committees including the Deacon Board. Probably without question, her greatest love was her daughter Lauren.

Anne's battle with cancer began in November, 2015. As time went by, doctors ran out of treatment options, and in March, 2017, she was admitted to Hospice by The Bay, in Larkspur, California. With the wedding of her daughter Lauren approaching at the end of May, Anne made the decision that she would be present, in spite of her health.

Two days after arriving in Chicago for the wedding, Anne had to be admitted to the Journey Care Inpatient Unit, where she remained for 19 days until her passing on Monday June 12, 2017. While she was not physically present at the wedding, she was able to watch it via a T.V. feed to her Hospice room. Anne leaves behind Donald Comfort her loving husband of four years; her daughter Lauren Pizzi Montgomery and her new son-in-law Blake Montgomery, of Chicago; her brother Doug Beyer and sister-in-law Judy Beyer of Ashland, Oregon; as well as several cousins in California and Oregon, and hundreds of friends and church family members.

Anne will be sorely missed. A memorial service celebrating Anne's life will be held at Tiburon Baptist Church, on July 8, 2017, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Hospice by The Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur CA 94939, or Journey Care Hospice, 2050 Claire Ct.

Glenview, IL 60025, in Anne's name.

Date of Birth : Jan 12 1950

Place of Birth : Modesto, California




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09/21/17 01:09 AM #1    

Blair Wardlaw (Hunt)

I was searching for missing classmates to invite them to register on this site and come to our 50th class reunion on 28 April 2018 at the Doubletree Hilton in Rohnert Park, CA. When I got to the "B"s, I found that  Anne Beyer has pased away. I enclose a photo of Anne from her obituary. We were not close friends but I remember her well, like I do a lot of you. I know that Carla Hansen, Bob Brandt and Anne were good friends. RIP Anne.


Anne  B. Comfort's obituary, Passed away on June 12th 2017 in Novato, California

11/27/17 10:15 PM #2    

Clifford Minkler

Rest In Peace 

10/27/18 11:57 AM #3    

Robert Brandt (Brandt)

Ann was such a sweet girl. She and I dated off and on our last two years of high school. We remained friends and would often touch base despite our lives taking different directions. She lived down the street from my parents for a while with her first husband. I dropped in on my way to the Y one day with my two oldest boys and offered to take her daughter, who wanted to go. Anne confided later that she was surprised that her daughter so enthusiastically joined us. She had recently found her true love so her passing must be particularly painful for him. RIP.

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