Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - A Superior woman, known as a pioneer in the sport of Skydiving passed away this week. She is remembered as a loving mother and adrenaline seeker.
Mark Androsky says his mother's passion for skydiving started many years ago.
"They heard an airplane engine cut and they saw someone fall out of an airplane...they hopped in their car and raced over here to save them and lo and behold they asked if he was alright and they said, 'yeah I'm fine, I jumped out, and they said, you jumped?! What do you mean you jumped out of an air plane, well that was the beginning." Androsky said.
Beverly Androsky - Baker made her first skydiving jump in 1962 and since then has been recognized on many levels for her soaring career in the male dominated sport.
She was the 47th woman to receive award for 1,000 jumps in the United States a member of the Parachute Association for 45 and
was even invited to jump in Canada making her an international jumper.
"They sent a DC3 down here, rolled out the red carpet. She hopped in the airplane flew her up to Canada, they gave her the key to the city and she was treated like the queen she is..." Androsky remembers fondly.
While she loved skydiving and even made a business out of it with Superior Skydivers, she loved her family more.
Bev had 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She is the mother of four sons and even raised some foster kids. Above all, her Son's say they're happy to know their mother was such an adrenaline seeker.
Now, Bev, and her Gold Wings, remain in the sky watching over those that she loves.
Services for Beverly Androsky-Baker will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church at with visitation at 10:30 Saturday morning and continue until noon funeral service. Burial will be at the Nemadji Cemetery in Superior.
Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.