Date Created: 10/24/2015
Last Updated: 10/24/2015

In loving memory of Beryl Nelson
9/16/1957 - 10/23/2015

Location: Mountain View, California

Visits: 26,085

This memorial was created in honor of Beryl Elaine Nelson of Mountain View, California. Beryl was born on September 16, 1957 in Buffalo and passed on October 23, 2015 of metastatic renal cancer 17 months after the initial diagnosis. Beryl was loved and respected by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.


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From: claudia genung Tuesday, November 03, 2015
When Great Trees Fall
Maya Angelou

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
gnaws on kind words
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
fall away.

We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.

Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.

They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.

From: Xela Indurkhya Saturday, October 31, 2015

From: Michael Hannemann Monday, October 26, 2015

From: Nancy McKenzie Monday, October 26, 2015

From: Pete Nelson Monday, October 26, 2015
Rest In Peace, my sister, my friend.

From: Ania Borowiec Monday, October 26, 2015

From: Debbie Newhouse Sunday, October 25, 2015
Beryl, your messages about inclusive leadership burn brightly and will radiate to the world.

From: Krzysztof Nowak Sunday, October 25, 2015

From: Spasena Trendafilova Sunday, October 25, 2015

From: Marta W Sunday, October 25, 2015

From: michal segalov Sunday, October 25, 2015
I remember first hearing about Beryl a few years ago. I was working at Google in EMEA, and was immediately inspired by Beryl's dedication to promoting women in tech. I was lucky enough to also meet Beryl in person -- Its the role models that you have a personal connection with that impact you the most. Beryl, you will be missed. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

From: Maria Kennedy Saturday, October 24, 2015
Beryl was loved and highly respected by many. I looked up to her and she was a true inspiration. I will miss her dearly.

From: Hiroshi Uchino Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Win Nelson Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Anna Berenberg Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Usha Sangam Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Bryant York Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Adam Czepil Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Jamie Johnson Saturday, October 24, 2015
Will miss you dearly

From: Vinti Gupta Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Kyoko Oikawa Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Przemysław Witek Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Nina Luhrman Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Nobu Kusakabe Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Win Nelson Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Eva Navarro Saturday, October 24, 2015
A light candle for you, Beryl, with the most intense and beautiful light, just like you.

From: Wojciech Mikanik Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Piotr Wieczorek Saturday, October 24, 2015

From: Never Gone Saturday, October 24, 2015

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