Obermiller is Catholic Women's Council's Siskiyou Woman of the Year

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Beverly Obermiller was active on several community councils and boards, especially those related to child advocacy, including Siskiyou Child Care Council, Easter Seals and Siskiyou Interagency Council.

Beverly Obermiller of Mount Shasta was selected as Siskiyou Woman of the Year and recently honored during the 77th annual convention of the Sacramento Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She received an award in recognition of “a life of love and service community and church” from Bishop Jaime Soto.

“Her commitment to others is part of her every day,” wrote St. Anthony Altar Society president Lucille M. Cook in her paper nominating Beverly for Woman of the Year.

The following information was also included in Cook’s nomination paper:

Bev joined St. Anthony parish in 2002 and continued her passion of sharing her faith with others, especially adults, through the RCIA program, basically making it happen in the Mount Shasta parish. This includes her own education and certification to teach, plus the time and effort spent with the candidates in their preparation and the personal commitment of faith and love she devotes to each candidate. Bev has also facilitated a series of adult education sessions on the Bible and the Sacraments.

She serves as Altar Society hostess (baking, decorating tables, selling raffle tickets, serving and cleaning up) and helps plan and work at the group’s major fundraisers.

Bev periodically leads the music at Sunday Mass and sings at funeral Masses and Deanery Masses.

Her commitment to her faith begins with her own prayer life and carries into the social justice realm with her leadership in the Catholic Legislative Network and

Life and Dignity Sunday. Bev is currently pursuing the implementation of changes in the new Roman Missile in St. Anthony parish.

More about Beverly

Family -- Married for 46 years to husband Fred, two sons and two daughters

Occupation -- Was a nurse for 32 years

Affiliations present and past -- President of Siskiyou Deanery; served as Sacramento Diocese Council of Catholic Women Commission chair for Community Concerns; RCIA; leads Catholics Coming Home at St. Anthony parish; Altar Society; St. Cecilia’s Choir; Catholic Legislative Network and Life and Dignity Sunday.