May 1, 1927 – September 6, 2020
MaryAnn Beebe passed to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 6, 2020, in Wenatchee. She was born on Sunday, May 1, 1927, in Aberdeen to Jacob and Mary Morgan. Although her mother died when Mary Ann was a young child, her father remained a constant in her life, picking her up on Friday nights, after working all week in logging camps and spending every weekend with her.
She graduated from Quillayute Union High School in 1944 and married Bill Beebe on July 27, 1945, while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy. God blessed them with two children, Judi and Jerry, and raised them in a loving home, teaching them the ways of God, both by instruction and example.MaryAnn worked a variety of professions ranging from positions at Navy bases in Quillayute and Seattle to bookkeeping at Sears in East Wenatchee. She spent most of her career at Forks State Bank and Northwestern National Bank. Throughout her life, she always found time to volunteer at her church. She loved to read, travel, and especially enjoyed cruising with her family.
A very gifted pianist she played for most services at the Forks Assembly of God church and at many weddings, funerals, and special occasions. Upon moving to Wenatchee, God blessed her with a special friend in Shirlie Hartman. Together they enjoyed many outings of shopping, lunches, watching the Mariners, or going to Apple Sox games.MaryAnn was a caring, sensitive lady who loved to send cards of encouragement and offer prayer for those who were going through difficult times. Her faith in God was evident and her smile and personality a blessing to all who knew her. She was preceded in death in 2018 by Bill, her husband of seventy-two years. Survivors include daughter Judi (Ray) Nishikawa of San Antonio, TX; her son Jerry (Linda) of Wenatchee four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service and burial were held at Wenatchee Cemetery.