In Memory

Ann Beardsley (McHugh) - Class Of 1949

Ann Beardsley (McHugh)

McHUGH-Ann Beardsley, Ann was born on May 6, 1931 in Los Angeles and died November 4, 2007. One of three daughters of Marian and Charles Beardsley of San Marino. Ann's father practiced law for many years in Los Angeles.

Ann attended Stoneman and Huntington elementary schools in San Marino and South Pasadena-San Marino High School. At Stanford she received her B.A. in Elementary Education and later taught kindergarten for several years. While at Stanford she met and married Thomas McHugh who was completing his studies at Stanford Medical School. They lived in Los Angeles while he completed his residency in medicine at Los Angeles County General Hospital and Cardiology fellowships at St. Vincent's and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers. Ann taught kindergarten in Alhambra and then in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, during part of Tom's two years in the U.S. Army Medical Service. Their first son Russell was born in Germany, where the two years of medical service were completed. The family then lived in La Canada while Tom practiced medicine in Pasadena. At this time Ann and Tom became proud parents of another son, Keith.

The past twenty-five years the family has lived in Woodland Hills where Tom practiced Cardiology on the staffs of Providence St. Joseph and Encino-Tarzana Hospitals. In Woodland Hills Ann was active in her P.E.O. chapter and A.A.U.W. branch. She contributed time and effort to the church: Woodland Hills United Methodist Church. Through the years Ann has maintained close contact with her high school and even elementary school friends. They met monthly at luncheons in the Pasadena area. She contributed updating pages of news to their "Round Robin" news letter. Ann's kind and loving manner resulted in many friendships. The world became poorer with her death. She will be sorely missed.

Ann is survived by her husband, Thomas McHugh, M.D., son Russell (an engineer at the Agilent Corp. in Santa Clara), her sister Jane Lemeland (SPHS '55) of Concord, New Hampshire, and innumerable friends. Her son Keith predeceased her as did her sister Frances Dee (SPHS '45).

Pasadena Star-News, November 13, 2007