September 30, 1926 - March 5, 2022
Myrtle Beach........ Beryl Scott Flesh, age 95, passed peacefully on March 5th, 2022 in Myrtle Beach, SC with her daughters, Anne, Lindsay and Alison at her bedside. Beryl was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Scott of Eastbourne, England. Beryl is survived be four children, Alison (Douglas) Morrow of Myrtle Beach, SC, Alexander S. Flesh, Jr. (Wendy) of Toledo, Ohio, Anne B. Flesh of Atlanta, Ga, and Lindsay Flesh Davis of Indialantic, Florida. She is survived by six grandchildren, Ashlee Carson, Lindsay Morrow, Andrew Davis, Jared Davis, Michael, and Kathleen Flesh, two great grandchildren, Hollis and Kellen Carson and a sister, Angela Scott Wardroper (Michael) of Coombe Bissett, England. Beryl was preceded in death (5 months) by her husband of 68 years, Alexander. Born in London, England on September 30, 1926, Beryl Scott Flesh attended schools and college in England. Growing up during WWII, she moved from London to Eastbourne in Sussex. Beryl helped care for her younger sister, Angela along with her mother while her father was in the Royal Air Force during the war. Beryl started her career working for the BBC in the Overseas Department, then for a magazine and the London Press Exchange. She worked or a London suburban newspaper as a writer and later as Women’s Page Editor. In 1952, Beryl moved to the United States and lived with her uncle, James Matthews, an architect, in Bayside, Queens, New York. She worked as a freelance reporter and joined the Long Island Star Journal and Press as a Journalist and then as a Women’s Page Editor. She met the love of her life in Nice, France and married Alexander Smith Flesh of Piqua, Ohio, with the ceremony held in Eastbourne, England. After the wedding they resided in Brooklyn Heights, New York. In 1954 Beryl and Alex moved to Sausalito, California near San Francisco where they resided until 1956 and where their first child, Alison was born. In 1956 the couple moved to Piqua, Ohio where their other three children, Alex, Anne, and Lindsay were born. The family continued to live in Piqua until 2001 when they moved to Sanibel Island, Florida for the winters, and Eastbourne, England in the summers, and eventually moved to Sanibel full time. Beryl was very active in church and served on the vestry at St. James Episcopal Church in Piqua, served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister as well as a member of the choir. Beryl designed the Memorial Garden in front of the church resembling the gardens in Stoke Poges, England where Thomas Gray wrote his famous Elegy. The Memorial Garden at St. James was dedicated to her parents, Kenneth and Lillian Scott and Alex’s parents, Alfred, and Marion Flesh. Beryl was an active community supporter, both in Piqua and Dayton. In 1967, with the help of then priest at St. James, Rt. Rev. John P. Bartholomew, started Noah’s Ark Nursery School at St. James, which later moved to the Presbyterian Church in Piqua. A certified USTPA tennis instructor, Mrs. Flesh taught tennis at the YMCA, the YWCA, Edison State College, Tecumseh Woods Club, and the Piqua Country Club, along with private lessons. Tennis was her greatest passion and she followed tennis all her life. Beryl won many tournaments in Piqua, Troy, and Dayton. Beryl was a longtime board member of the Miami County Mental Health Association, YWCA, and President of the St. James Guild. She was a board member of Children's Medical Hospital in Dayton and associate board member of the Dayton Art Institute. Beryl was past president and board member of the Fortnightly Club, a member of the Columbian Club and the Piqua Country Club, the Dayton Polo Club, and the Dayton Indoor Tennis Club. For several years in Piqua, she served on the board and was active in Access Piqua Television Association, where she conducted interviews and hosted programs. Beryl also volunteered her time at Piqua Memorial Hospital which included another of her passions, arranging flowers for the gift shop. While living in Sanibel, Beryl was a member of St. Michaels and All Angels Church where she and Alex were choir members. Beryl also served as Lay Eucharistic Minister and belonged to the Flower Guild, The Episcopal Church Women, and the Wednesday Evening Worship Group. Beryl enjoyed tennis at the Dunes and Beachview Women’s Tennis Team while in Sanibel. She was disappointed when she had to give up tennis while in her 80’s, however, she made sure she kept up with all things tennis. The last two years of Beryl’s life were spent living at Portside at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC with Alex until his passing in October. Alex and Beryl were near their eldest daughter Alison’s family and spent time with their two great grandchildren, Hollis, and Kellen Carson while also enjoying time with their daughters, Anne, and Lindsay and son, Alex. The task of trying to condense Beryl’s 95-year life into an obituary form is challenging as this is a mere snippet of the full picture of Beryl’s life. Energetic and always caring, she embraced so many others. She was endlessly patient with children and a joy to her family and friends. Beryl was always interested in meeting new people and exploring various interests. She loved travel, the arts, food- especially fresh fish, a good glass of red wine, as well as gardening, reading and the sea. Beryl also encouraged her children to delve into the world and always showed unconditional love. Strong in faith, devoted to family and friends, Beryl is deeply missed by all who knew and loved her as well as her upbeat nature, sense of humor, and her radiant, “cheeky” smile. Beryl cherished her husband and true love of 68 years, her beloved Alex. Dear Bebs, you are deeply loved, missed, and imprinted in our hearts. We look forward to reuniting with you both in Heaven in peace with God. Our precious, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and friend. God Bless you and rest in peace for a life well lived. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Agape (Hospice) Care 3009-B Church St Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Conway SC 2104 Main St, Conway, SC 29526
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