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Samuel Edward "'Bear Behn'" Behn
Birth: Aug. 16, 1916
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1988
Berkeley
Alameda County
California, USA

OBITUARY OF MY GREAT UNCLE-BEHN

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My Great Uncle, Samuel Edward Behn, was born to Leroy Behn and Lena Heard-Behn on August 31, 1916 in Allen, Texas where he lived until age twelve. Afterwhich, the family moved to Tulsa Oklahoma.

While living in Texas, my Uncle had accepted christ at an early age. He was baptized at St. Mary's Baptist Church in Allen, Texas. He was also educated in Texas, and had attended and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. After graduating from high school, he chose to attend Whiley College (Texas) where he received the nickname, "Bear Behn." A 'name' that he was affectionately known by for the rest of his life!

My Uncle served his country in WWII from 1943-1946, assigned to the "Pacific Campaign," against the Japanese. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946. He was also an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and an active member of the Tulsa Club.

He was joined in holy matrimony to Mattie Mae Brown in 1951.

On August 11, 1988 my Uncle closed his eyes and said good-bye to this world and opened his eyes to a new world.

My beloved Uncle was deeply loved, and is deeply missed by numerous family, friends, co-workers and military buddies.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Leroy Behn (1893 - 1970)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Lou Burton Behn (1917 - 1985)
  Mattie Mae McKinney Behn (1918 - 2005)
 
 Children:
  Monika Mesel Behn (1949 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rolling Hills Memorial Park
El Sobrante
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Serenity
 
Created by: Always lovingly honored ...
Record added: Sep 28, 2010
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Samuel Edward 'Bear Behn' Behn
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