Beverly Cleek Kalmes

Beverly Kalmes, a kind and generous soul who preferred the title of "Grandma" passed away in Kirkland, WA on Sunday, November 2, 2008.  Beverly follows her mother Polly Burns and is survived by a large and adoring family.  She will be missed by her husband Peter Kalmes, daughters Missy Igel (along with husband Peter  and daughter Amelie) and Katie Penn (along with husband Bobby and son Boban); son Tres Kalmes; her father Lyle Burns Sr. and his wife Betty; sister Brenda Schauer (along with husband Kent and all of their children and grandchildren); and brother Lyle Burns Jr. (along with wife Sarah and all of their children).  Beverly's family also included all of her wonderful neighbors of more than 30 years, and many incredible friends.  Her children number far more than the three she raised, she was an educator at heart and taught kindergarten at Hubert Humphrey Elementary School for more than 25 years.  She taught hundreds of kids and loved them all.  In her memory, Beverly had asked that a fund be created to provide playground equipment for the kindergartners that will attend Hubert Humphrey in the years to come.  Donations can be sent to the Hubert Humphrey Elementary School PTSA Kindergarten Playground Fund in memory of Beverly Kalmes-9801 Academy Hills NE, ABQ. NM 87111.  We will be honoring Beverly at 11 a.m., on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Mountainside Church of Christ at 12300 Indian School Rd., NE with a reception to follow.  Please come and help us celebrate a beautiful life.


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday November 05, 2008