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Barbara Annie Porter Beeson
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1919
Stillwater
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 2006
Denton
Denton County
Texas, USA

Barbara Annis Beeson, 87, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Denton.
Memorial services and celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with the Rev. Roy Wheeler of Paramount Terrace Christian Church officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

Our beloved mother, Barbara Annis Beeson, born Aug. 13, 1919, in Stillwater, Okla., to Charles and Zaida Porter, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 17, 2006, in Denton. Although she will be greatly missed, we rejoice that she is now with the Lord in Heaven in her perfect body forevermore.

She grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Stillwater High School in 1937. She married her sweetheart, James Beeson, in 1940 and attended art school. As Jim served in the Army in World War II, she continued developing her artistic talents while working for a photographer. She also gave of her time as a volunteer for the USO. Barbara's artistic talent grew and she became very adept at oil painting both photographs and landscapes. She worked for Gray's Studio for more than 25 years and was well-known for her restorations and oils. She retired in 1985. She was also a very active member of Beta Sigma Phi for more than 25 years and was a beloved friend of many. She and her husband, Jim, enjoyed traveling frequently after his retirement. She attended Paramount Terrace Christian Church until she moved to Richardson to be cared for by her daughter, Beverly Carter.

The joy of life she had in these later years was an inspiration to all that knew her. Even though her mind was fading, she still could sing and remember the words to all of her favorite songs. She brought joy to all that knew her with her humor and unconditional love. We will miss you, Mom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 1990.

Survivors include two children, Beverly Carter and husband Bill of Denton and Terry Beeson and wife Rhenda of Fraser, Colo.; seven grandchildren and spouses, David and Lacy Carter of Denton, Heath and Amy Carter of McKinney, Bryce and Haley Carter of Austin, Matthew and Lauren Larsen of Dallas, Mindy and Dave Hill of Fort Collins, Colo., Lanise Taunton-Rigby of Denver and Jess Beeson of Silverton, Colo.; and five great-grandchildren, Cory Hill, 6, Kai Hill, 4, Madison Carter, 6, Alex Carter, 3, and Toby Lane Carter, 2.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Southern Care Hospice, 5800 N. Interstate 35, Suite 200, Denton, TX 76207 or Golden Meadows Care, 3200 Donna Road, Denton, TX 76207.

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 20, 2006
 
 
Burial:
Llano Cemetery
Amarillo
Randall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2B Lot 42 Space 2
 
Created by: Bill Wallace
Record added: Oct 28, 2006
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Barbara Annie <i>Porter</i> Beeson
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