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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Neila Beal Block obituary

My good friend Dan Beal's Sister passed away.   Dan lives on Bone Lake near Luck, WI.  

Neila Dorcas (Beal) Block 

Block, Neila Dorcas (Beal) May 4, 1929 - March 30, 2012 Neila exemplified vitality, humor and determination. She overcame polio, swam in the Aqua Follies, graduated from the University of Minnesota, moved to France and Germany working for the US Army. 

She met her future ex-husband performing in a play at Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Had three children and went on to ski the world, volunteer at an orphanage in Hanoi, ride rapids in Costa Rica, learn jewelry work in San Miguel, and live life on her terms. She died in Santa Fe, NM surrounded by loved ones. 

She leaves Lisa Block (and Robin) of NM, Brian Block (and Kathy) and her only grandchild Halle of Orlando, FL, and her daughter Heather of Lewes, DE as well as a large extended family in Minnesota. Her final words to her granddaughter were to "always have a good time and don't let anyone tell you what to do or that you can't do it ..."

 Donations may be made in her name to Compassion & Choices or any liberal cause.