Meredith I. (Giles) Rand 69, beloved wife of Norman W. Rand Jr., died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Salem and raised in Wenham, she was the daughter of the late Earle and Geraldine (Underhill) Giles. She received her education in the Beverly school system.
As a young woman, Mrs. Rand had been employed as an insurance underwriter for the Peerless Insurance Company in Peabody.
A resident of the Town of Topsfield for the past twenty nine years, Meredith was a former member of the Topsfield Parks and Cemetery Commission. She had a love for writing poetry and enjoyed art but most of all she cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband with whom she shared forty six years of marriage, she is survived by her son, Jonathan Rand and his wife, Estelle of Beverly, two grandchildren, Miles and Magnolia of Beverly, a sister, Earlene Beckett of Brewer Maine, two brothers, Gerald Giles of Ipswich and Donald Giles of Danvers, her cousin, Christine Dresser, her husband Stephen and their daughter Meri Dresser-Birdwell, all of Virginia Beach, VA. She was also the sister of the late Earle G. Giles Jr.
Her funeral service will be held graveside, at the Wenham Cemetery, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Contributions may be made in her memory to the M.S.P.C.A., Noble Family Adoption Center, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com
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