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Katherine Beam

April 9, 1927 — October 22, 2013

Katherine Beam


K. Marie Beam, 86, of London, Texas passed from this life on October 22, 2013 at a local hospital.

Marie was born April 9, 1927 in Eldorado, Texas to Joe F. and Lilly Mae Mercer Wilson. In her early childhood she lived on a ranch far from any town where she rode horses and took care of sheep with her father. She started school and learned to speak English in the first grade. She learned to play the tuba and the clarinet while attending schools in El Dorado. The family eventually moved to London, and she graduated from London Schools. Marie married Robert F. Beam in Mason, Texas on April 14, 1945. They had a large family which often included neighbors or anyone who needed care. She enjoyed flowers, indoor plants, quilting, telling stories, and reading fiction and nonfiction western novels. Marie loved to dance with her husband even when he was in a wheelchair. She was a simple woman of labor who never owned a diamond ring. Material things didnt matter to her unless they were given as a special gift from one of her children. Marie was full of laughter and love and gave God credit for her lifetime of accomplishments.

Marie is preceded in death by her husband son, Wayne M. Beam brother, B.A. Wilson sonsinlaw, Dean Etheridge and James Hansen.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her children, Roberta Inez Bob Dimwiddie of Eureka, Nevada Tossie Mae Tommy Burney of London, Joanna Etheridge of Hobbs, New Mexico, Ruth Marie Hansen of London, Wanda Lou Ken Hasten of Hobbs, New Mexico, Elzy Edward Beth Beam of Junction, Rufus F Linda Beam of Rochelle, Joe F. Pam Beam of Mason, Robert H. Sandra Beam of Junction, and Dean Debbie Horton of Burnet and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, October 25, 2013 at the London Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Schmeltekopf officiating with interment to follow in the London Cemetery. ation will be held 68:00 Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Kimble Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Dell Childrens Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas
4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, Texas 78723, Phone: 512 3240170.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home 3254463076


Visitation Schedule

Kimble Funeral Home
1010 College Street
Junction, TX  76849
Thursday, October 24, 2013
68 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Service
London Baptist Church
London, TX  76854
Friday, October 25, 2013
2 PM

Memorial Contributions

Dell Childrens Medical Center Foundation
4900 Mueller Blvd
Austin, TX 78723

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