Beverly Weekes

Obituary of Beverly Weekes

Dr. Beverly ‘Gay’ Weekes, 88, passed away from a short battle of pneumonia on January 2, 2024 in Punta Gorda, Florida, with her family by her side. Gay was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17, 1935 to Louis Earl and Margaret Elizabeth (Kishman) Dooley. She joined her big brothers Robert Earl and James Edward. During their childhood, they lived in many different states so the three of them became very close and were inseparable. Gay would always say that her big brothers like to hang out with her since they could get her to do anything and sometimes, it would get them all in trouble. Eventually, when Gay was a teenager, her family settled down in Los Angeles, California in the early 1950’s. Gay graduated from Los Angeles High School and went onto Los Angeles City College where she met her first husband, Laurence T. Frazier, through mutual friends and were married in 1957. (divorced 1976) Together they had 2 children, Craig and Tracey. Gay studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After she graduated, she became an elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She continued her education receiving her Masters Degree from California State University, Northridge, in Educational Administration, while raising two young children and working as a teacher. In 1970, she and her family moved to Thousand Oaks, California, where she was a 6th grade teacher at Aspen Elementary then promoted to School Counselor at Redwood Intermediate School and eventually became a Counselor at Newberry Park High School. As if she was not busy enough, she also became a realtor and earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from International College in Westwood, California in 1986. Meanwhile, Gay and the love of her life, Tom, were married on January 1, 1978, in Thousand Oaks, California. Tom and Gay moved to Telluride after she retired from school life in 1990. She became a successful realtor receiving “Realtor of the Year” for the highest home sale in Telluride. In addition to being a realtor, she was a psychologist focusing on traumatic recoveries. When in Telluride, she loved snow skiing, 4 wheeling through the mountains and attending music festivals. Since both Gay and Tom are avid boat lovers, they decided to trade the mountains for the ocean and moved to Punta Gorda, Florida on September 11, 2001. They immediately purchased their boat, ‘Dreamtime’. Gay loved being out on the water and since they belonged to the Isle Yacht Club in Punta Gorda, they would travel up and down the west and east coast of Florida visiting all the different yacht clubs over the years, her favorite was in Sarasota. She became a realtor for Five Star Realty and ultimately, she and Tom became part owners of the Keller Williams franchise in Punta Gorda. At the age of 86, she decided to change her career and went back to her roots to become an online Clinical Psychologist. Who says you can’t reinvent yourself at any age?! Throughout her life she helped thousands of children be successful in school, hundreds of families find their dream home, helped many of her patients become happier in their life, a loyal and supportive friend and most importantly, was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. This quote describes her impact in our world perfectly: “Those who touch our lives, stay in our heart forever”. Gay is survived by her husband Tom, her son Craig R. Frazier (wife Cathy) and daughter Tracey M. Wingate (husband Lew), her grandchildren Cassandra M. Castillo, grandson Troy L. Frazier (wife Maddie). She is also survived by her niece Denise A. Dooley and nephew Michael E. Dooley (wife Suzanne), grandnephew Michael R. Dooley and grandniece Kelly N. Allen. Gay was preceded in death by her parents Louis E. Dooley and Margaret E. (Kishman) Dooley-Anderson and her brothers, Robert E. and James E. Dooley. Gay’s Celebration of Life will be on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 11:00am. Charlotte Memorial Gardens, 9400 Indian Springs Road, Punta Gorda, Florida, reception immediately following. All are invited to come share their memories of Gay.
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Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home
9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Road
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Memorial Service


There will be a reception following the service at Charlotte Memorial Reception Hall
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