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Beverly FORETICH

Beverly FORETICH

Female 1931 - 2009  (77 years)

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  • Name Beverly FORETICH 
    Born 21 Aug 1931  Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Cause of Death cancer 
    Education Biloxi High School class of 1949 valedictorian 
    Occupation Teleommunications specialist, Worked for Exxon for 35 years, then with Verizon until 2004 
    Died 16 Mar 2009  Gulfport, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Gulf of Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ashes scattered off the coast of Mississippi
    Notes 
    • Lived 1/2 year in Panama, then in Houston until 1992. Finally spent 17 years in Marietta, Georgia where she lived until her death.
    Person ID I15  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2015 

    Father Leo Vincent FORETICH,   b. 24 Sep 1903, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1968, 134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Agnes DUGGAN,   b. 9 Jan 1905,   d. 23 Dec 1994, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1922  Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Family moved to south Delauney Street neighborhood of Biloxi in 1934
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James Earl GOLDEN,   b. 21 Oct 1930, Elmira, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1991, Houston, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1950  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Abt 1966  Houston, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sheila Diane GOLDEN,   b. 28 Jun 1962, Houston, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 2015  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lawrence Victor LEBEUF, Jr.,   b. 26 May 1926, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 2006, Marietta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1968  Houston, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Beverly Foretich
    Beverly Foretich
    Foretich house, Biloxi Town Green
    Foretich house, Biloxi Town Green
    Taken shortly after house was relocated from its original location on Delauney Street (now George Ohr Street).

    L-R: Lurline Foretich Lane, Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez, Lottie Foretich, Beverly Foretich LeBeuf
    Former residents of the Foretich house
    Former residents of the Foretich house
    Taken at the dedication of the Biloxi Town Green.

    L-R: Lurline Foretich Lane, Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez, Lottie Duggan Foretich, Beverly Foretich Lebeuf
    Lottie Duggan (center) with daughter Beverly Foretich LeBeuf (left) and granddaughter Sheila Golden
    Lottie Duggan (center) with daughter Beverly Foretich LeBeuf (left) and granddaughter Sheila Golden
    In July 1971, Lottie Duggan visited the site at Dauphin Island, Alabama, where the schooner Emma Harvey was located 55 years after it was lost in the storm of July 5, 1916. Her father, George Duggan, and brother, Arthur Duggan, died in the storm and were never found.

    Documents
    Comments of the Significance of the Shotgun House at 134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi
    Comments of the Significance of the Shotgun House at 134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi
    Prepared by Nicholas Spitzer, Louisiana State Folklorist

    Histories
    Article on Foretich house
    Article on Foretich house
    Kat Bergeron, "Homes Paint the Town Green," The Sun Herald, April 17, 1988, p. F-1.
    View from the Porch by Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez
    View from the Porch by Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez
    Memories of growing up on Delauney Street in Biloxi, MIssissippi
    Childhood of Lurline Foretich Lane
    Childhood of Lurline Foretich Lane
    Lurline's memories of her family and growing up in Biloxi, Mississippi, in her own words.

    Videos Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1962-63
    Total length: 4:30

    These home movies were made in 1962 and, possibly, 1963. They fall into 4 main sections.

    (1) Henry and Melba Gutierrez, along with their daughters Paige and Sybil, on a day trip to Ship Island, off the coast of Mississippi, where they are seen exploring the Civil War-era Fort Massachusetts

    (2) Roxann Gutierrez in the backyard of the Gutierrez home on Seal Avenue in Biloxi with family pets, including two mallard ducks

    (3) What appears to be a birthday party in the kitchen of the house on Seal Avenue, attended by Melba's sisters, Beverly and Lurline, and their spouses and children.

    (4) Paige, Sybil and Roxann in the backyard of the house on Seal Avenue. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Home movies, Gutierrez, Foretich & Duggan families, Christmas 1959
    Total length: 3:23

    Christmas 1959 at the home of Henry and Melba Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi, Mississippi.

    If you can identify the girl in the blue dress or the baby crawling, let me know. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1963
    Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1963
    Total length: 7:48

    Miscellaneous clips shot during 1963.

    (1) Melba, Sybil and Paige Gutierrez with Beverly Foretich Golden and her daughter, Sheila, at Beverly's house in Houston, Texas

    (2) Large gathering of relatives at the fishing camp of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez in Gautier, Mississippi. If you spot anyone not listed below, let me know.

    (3) Jim Nabors, in town to perform at Gus Stevens, visits the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. At the time, he was featured on the popular television series The Andy Griffith Show and would begin starring in his own show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., the following year. While in Biloxi, Nabors roomed with Henry's brother Ziggy at the Hotel Biloxi and hung out at Ziggy's nightclub. In addition to Paige, Sybil and Roxann Gutierez, also present are Lottie Foretich and family friends Clare and Warren Hornsby and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rusich.

    (4) Brief clip of Roxann with Denise and Vicky DeGregorio in a backyard pool.

    (5) Melba and Henry Gutierrez with Paige, Sybil and Roxann at the zoo in New Orleans.

    (6) A visit to Marine Life in Gulfport, Mississippi

    (7) Brief clip of Melba, Paige, Sybil and Roxann picking up a cat at the home of Leo and Lottie Foretich on Delauney Street (now George E. Ohr Street) in Biloxi

    (8) Sybil, Paige and Roxann Gutierrez playing with friends in front of their house on Seal Avenue in Biloxi

    (9) Henry, Paige, Sybil and Roxann Gutierrez on the beach in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with Beverly Foretich Golden and her daughter, Sheila
    Home movies, Gutierrez/Foretich and Fallo/Slay families, 1960
    Total length: 5:38

    Home movies taken in the latter part of 1960, in three sections:

    (1) Various members of the Gutierrez and Fallo/Slay families visit the Gautier, Mississippi fishing camp of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez. Also seen is family friend Henry Swann. [I think that might be Ziggy driving the boat at the end of this section--is that right?. Who is the man next to him? It doesn't look like Paw-Paw Lee (Gutierrez, Sr.).]

    (2) Christmas 1960 at the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. In addition to relatives, family neighbors LIta Frey and Chris Sehon are seen.

    (3) Henry and Melba Gutierrez at the amusement park on the beach in Biloxi with daughters Paige, Sybil and Roxann. The boats seen were built by Henry F. Fountain, Sr. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Melba Foretich Gutierrez slideshow
    Melba Foretich Gutierrez slideshow
    Slideshow presented at funeral of Melba Foretich Gutierrez

    Albums
    Foretich house
    Foretich house (8)
    The shotgun house at 134 Delauney Street (now George E. Ohr Street) in Biloxi was owned by Leo and Lottie Foretich and occupied by Lottie Foretich for almost 50 years. Leo and Lottie moved into the house in 1934. In 1988, the house was moved a block away to the Biloxi town green and used as an administrative building for the City of Biloxi. The house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

    This album gathers articles, photos and videos relating to the Foretich house. The videos contain brief clips shot at the house in its original location on Delauney Street.
    The Schooner Emma Harvey
    The Schooner Emma Harvey (8)
    On July 5, 1916, the schooner Emma Harvey was lost in a storm off the Mississippi coast. Its crew were never found. Among those lost were George Duggan, his son, Arthur Duggan, and his wife's nephew, Lawrence Bennett.

    In July 1971, Lottie Duggan Foretich visited the site at Dauphin Island, Alabama, where the schooner Emma Harvey was located 55 years after it was lost in the storm of July 5, 1916. Her father, George Duggan, and her brother Arthur were never found and are presumed to have died in the storm. She recalled her brother Arthur carving his initials into the wood and located the spot where his initials remained.