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Henry Dee "Hank" Beeman
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1911
Keya Paha County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1994
Modoc County
California, USA

Henry Dee Beman, 82, long tie resident of Modoc County died at his home Jan. 27, 1994, following a long illness. Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 31, with interment at the Eagleville Cemetery.

Mr. Beeman was born Dec. 6, 1911 in Riverview, Neb. to Albert and Winnie Beeman. In 1924, when he was 12 years old, the family moved to California using two Model T Fords. Beeman chauffeured his grandfather, John Beeman, a former scout for General George Custer. The family settled near Willows, Calif.

Beeman moved to Surprise Valley as a young man. He spent his life in the apiary business and was written about in Ripley's "Believe it or Not", because he was a "Bee Man".

His true love was the Warner Mountains, where he guided hunters for mule deer and packed and planted trout in the high mountain lakes for the Fish and Game. He was well-known and a much sought-after goose guide in Surprise Valley, with clients coming from as far away as the Hawaiian Island. He was a master trapper and worked as a coyote control agent for the Sheep Producers Association in Nevada.

Mr. Beeman was a member in good standing of Surprise Valley Masonic Lodge No. 235 since 1957, and a Past Patron of Alturas Chapter No. 511, Order of Eastern Star.

He is survived by his wife, Arline; son, Fred Beeman of Eagleville; daughter, Ruth Power of Pinole, Calif; three step-children, Michael Boyle and Lori Pratt, both of Cedarville, and David Boyle of WEiser, Idaho; four sisters, Mildred Hanson, Virginia HIll and Florence Garamone, all of Oregon House, Calif., and Wilma Herigstad of Salem, Ore.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Edna Meyers; daughter, Ann; brothers, Donald, Albert and Louis; and sister, Wanda.

Modoc County Record, Page 14, February 3, 1994
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  Edna C Beeman (1918 - 1982)*
  Ann E Beeman (1942 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Eagleville Cemetery
Modoc County
California, USA
Plot: Section 10, Plot 66, Site B
Maintained by: Sarah Sutton
Originally Created by: EMS&MGS
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
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Henry Dee Hank Beeman
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