Joan Holly Beyer, 72, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, died unexpectedly November 29, 2011, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, Florida.
She was predeceased by her parents, Henry Kuhlmann and Louise Kuhlmann.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, she resided for many years in Bergen County, New Jersey. Joan lived and worked in London, England, and Sydney, Australia, and travelled widely.
Joan received her Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Rutgers University School of Law, North New Jersey. She was an associate with the law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross, and a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
She moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida, in 1999 and was a Realtor for 10 years and a member of the Realtors Association of St. Lucie.
Upon her retirement from real estate, Joan was an active member in many organizations including serving on the boards of the Port St. Lucie Historical Society, the Port St. Lucie Downtown Lions Club and the Port St. Lucie Council of Arts Corporation. She was a founding member of the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, a member of the A. E. Backus Museum and St. Lucie Historical Society and served as a volunteer at the St. Lucie County Regional History Center.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Port St. Lucie Historical Society, P.O. Box 7146, Port St. Lucie, FL. 34985 or the Port St. Lucie Downtown Lions Club, 1967 SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.