Stephen Edwin “Ed” Beebe was born in Darrington, Washington, on January 6, 1927, to Stephen Ray Beebe and Isabella Dow McGregor Beebe He gained his heavenly home June 15, 2018.
Ed’s family moved to Forks, Washington, when he was 5 years old. At the age of 17, six months prior to his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served our country in Okinawa from 1945-1946. He then returned home to Forks where he waited for his childhood sweetheart, Peggy Jean Hamilton, to finish High School so they could wed. Ed’s dad helped him build a house in preparation for the wedding that took place on October 9, 1948. As the years passed and their family grew, so did their house; eventually becoming a five-bedroom home where they raised 5 children. Dad did not simply send us to church, he took us to church. He did not tell us how to live, he showed us by living what he believed every day.
Shortly after he and Peggy were married, they established S. Edwin Beebe Trucking where he worked for ITT Rayonier for 45 years until he retired in June of 1992. During this time, they enjoyed their motorhome and snow-birding in Yuma, Arizona.
Our daddy will be remembered for his strong faith in God and the way he loved and cherished our mother. He leaves an amazing legacy of a life well lived.
He is survived by his wife Peggy of almost 70 years and their children: Darla Sparlin (Don) Yuma, Arizona, David Beebe (Kay) Forks, Darrell Beebe (Sherri) Vancouver, Washington, Delton Beebe, Port Angeles, Denette Ellis (James) Port Angeles.
He has 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, with the 32nd on the way.
He is proceeded in death by: His parents, his brother William (Bill) Beebe, stepsisters Alice Aubrey, Earlene Roberts and Bobbe Newlun, granddaughter Brenda LeAnn Janke, grandson Richard William (Rick) Durboraw, grandson Jeremie Leon Beebe, great-granddaughter Brylee Marilyn-Jean Sparlin.
Ed’s Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Forks Assembly of God (81 Huckleberry Lane) with the Revs. Darrell and Jerry Beebe officiating. A reception will follow immediately after at the church.