|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1930|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 2011|
Former Moses Lake resident Richard Beeson was known for his enjoyment of local politics and challenging the city council on many issues. He ran for a position on the council four times.
Richard died at 81 from heart attack complications at his daughter's home in Lacey, Washington on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
"He enjoyed local politics," said his daughter, Mary Ann O'Garro. "It's mainly because he really liked Moses Lake."
In the community, he met friends for coffee in the morning at the Moses Lake McDonald's and was active until his health problems began. He went to live with his daughter after a heart attack in February, but just after settling in, he died within five days.
Richard was born to Cecil and Hannah Beeson, and left Hartford City in 1948 to serve in the United States Air Force, retiring from service in 1972 at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California. In 1980, he went to work for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Loma Linda, California, until retiring from civil service. In 1993, he moved to Moses Lake.
Through the years, Richard enjoyed historical research, buying cars (a favorite was his 1947 Crosley CC sedan), taking photographs, politics and various information technology hobbies. He was glad for the friendships that started in his hometown and remained across the decades. Richard had many fond memories of Moses Lake.
He is survived by his four children, Jolene, of Boise, Idaho; David, of San Jacinto, California; and Kimberly and Mary Ann, of Lacey; nine grandchildren: Cameron, Joshua, Cassandra, Brandon, Ashley, Julia, Meghan, Justin and Kaleb; and a budding number of great-grandchildren. Richard had three siblings: Robert, Cecil, Jr. and Jennie.
Service were set for 1:15 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.
Because Richard enjoyed genealogy, as did his father before him, memorials may be made in his name to the Blackford County Historical Society, PO Box 264, Hartford City, IN 47348.
His family thanks all those who treated him with care and consideration.
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Arrangements are with Funeral Alternatives of Washington.
Tahoma National Cemetery
Plot: Section F Row B Site 96
Created by: Louis Rugani
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67290148
Thank you for your service to our country, rest in eternal peace|
Added: Jan. 28, 2015
From your fellow Crosley friends.|
Added: Mar. 22, 2011