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 Avera Grady “Bill” Beam

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Avera Grady “Bill” Beam

  • Birth 4 Sep 1917 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Death 12 Feb 1978 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 500, lot 148, grave 7
  • Memorial ID 5009679

Avera, known to family and friends as Bill, was born in Dallas, TX to Millard Filmore Beam and Georgia Bettye Avera. The family moved to Houston while Bill was in high school. After graduating from San Jacinto High School Bill attended the University of Texas in Austin, TX for one year; but, then moved back to Houston to be near his parents as his father was quite ill. Bill went to work at the Rice Hotel while attending classes at the University of Houston. Bill met and later married Margaret Mary Johnson. They were married for 37 years and raised three daughters, Phyllis Margaret, Lesley Joan and Cynthia Elizabeth. Bill joined the United States Army Air Corp in 1942 becoming an instructor in personal survival during WWII. After leaving the militery Bill went to work for Humble Oil Company. Later he became a Real Estate Broker and opened his own office. Bill loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He especially loved to have the family all gather at the lake house in Conroe, TX. Bill died of Lung Cancer at the age of 61.


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  • Created by: Lesley Beam Smith
  • Added: 14 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5009679
  • Lesley Beam Smith
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Avera Grady “Bill” Beam (4 Sep 1917–12 Feb 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5009679, citing Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Lesley Beam Smith (contributor 4663489) .