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Ann BeVier, former News advertising copywriter

Aug. 6, 1930 – May 17, 2015

Ann BeVier, of the Town of Tonawanda, a former advertising copywriter at The Buffalo News, died Sunday in Hospice Wells House at Beechwood Homes, Getzville, after a short illness. She was 84.

Born in Schenectady, the former Ann Woodworth was the daughter of a reporter and photographer. She attended Skidmore College and graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Mrs. BeVier lived in Corpus Christi, Texas; Minneapolis, and Schenectady before moving to the Buffalo area in 1975.

She was a proofreader and copy editor in Corpus Christi and Schenectady and worked in the advertising department at the Metro Penny Saver here from 1976 until she joined The News as a proofreader and copywriter in 1986. She retired in 2000.

She was active in block clubs and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and the theater.

Her husband of 54 years, William E., a chemical engineer at Praxair, died in 2009.

Survivors include four sons, Judson, Peter, Brent and Chad; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. May 30 in the chapel at Forest Lawn.

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