WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Neighborhood star gets block-party sendoff

Beautiful night for a party in the Ocean View neighborhood west of Arbor Heights. This one was in honor of a neighborhood star who’s moving away. Neighbors turned out to celebrate Dot Beard.

We heard about the party from Monica, who explained, “Dot has kept our community unified and smoothly functioning these many years and she is now taking a long deserved break,” moving to a retirement center. The party had everything from a food truck to chalk art.

Even if you don’t live in Ocean View, Dot’s advocacy might have benefited you over the years – in the first few years of WSB, we covered her work as president of the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Neighborhood star gets block-party sendoff"

  • Cecilia June 18, 2021 (8:02 am)

    The Ocean View Community Beach Club would not exist without Dot’s leadership and diligence.  Activities have included: summer picnics; beach and trial maintenance; community garage sales; Seattle Nights-Out; block watches; and how can we forget the hot-buttered rum and christmas caroling parties! (Thanks Ron for the special recipe).  We cannot repay the joy Dot has brought into our lives.  We will miss you, neighbor!

  • sgs June 18, 2021 (11:59 am)

    Dot is one of the nicest, most caring, attentive people I know!   Thank you for being you!

  • Karol June 18, 2021 (12:16 pm)

    Love how the neighbors and community honored Dot! She is one special and classy lady with a huge heart! She is such a blessing and gift to so many!

  • Gary June 18, 2021 (8:21 pm)

    Dot is one of the most down-to-earth kind individuals we’ve had the pleasure to have known… She is truly ‘One of a Kind’!

  • BJG June 18, 2021 (9:22 pm)

    Dot is a star wherever she goes. She just pitches in and gets things done, generously and with such joy. Happy new home, Dot. You’ll soon be finding things there that need your special attention.

  • Carreen Smith June 19, 2021 (11:05 am)

    Dot Beard has been a dear friend to me through our connection at West Side Presbyterian Church where she revealed her servant heart by always doing what needed to be done with a smile and an encouraging spirit to all around her.  How grateful we all are for her!  Blessings dear Dot as you move on to your next adventure.  Carreen Smith

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