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Jeanne Beeson

December 27, 1923 — April 11, 2023


Jeanne Beeson

Jeanne Beeson, 99, passed away April 11, 2023 at Lakeview Christian Home.  

Visitation will be 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, April 14, 2023 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Dale Gifford and Mike Veilleux officiating. Interment will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Santa Fe National Cemetery with Charles R. Beeson, Jr. officiating.  Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jeanne was born December 27, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri to Hugh James Hayes and Ardath Shepard Hayes.  When she was about 3 years of age, Mr. Hayes was transferred to Belen, NM where Jeanne spent most of her school years. She was honored to be in the National Honor Society.  Jeanne sang in the high school chorus, girl’s sextette group, loved the music competitions in Santa Fe and was a drum majorette.  She loved high school and was sad to graduate. Jeanne attended Colorado State College of Education for one year.  This was war time and the dormitory was taken over for the service men.  She and her roommate were moved to a private home. After a year, Jeanne went back to Belen where she was trained in bookkeeping at the local bank.
Jeanne then headed for Los Angeles, CA where she was employed in various positions doing secretarial and accounting work. The last position was with Hughes Aircraft Company, working for Howard Hughes. Jeanne was also a volunteer at the Hollywood Guild Canteen.

Returning to Albuquerque, there she was employed at an Insurance Company before taking a job at Sandia National Labs. November 2, 1965, Jeanne married Charles R. Beeson, who was the father of 5 children. In 1967, they adopted an infant girl, Ann Ardath Beeson. She was a supportive wife and devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. Jeanne enjoyed traveling, reading, friendships and Bible studies.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles R. Beeson, M.D.; her parents and brother, James L. Hayes.

Survivors are: Mary Charlotte Elliott, husband, Dale, Charles “Rische” Beeson Jr. and wife, Diana, Medley Anne Beeson Ohler, Dr. Harold Deck Beeson and wife, Margaret, Thomas Edward Beeson and wife, Rebecca, Ann Adath Beeson; 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be D'Artagnan Elliott, Benjamin Gowens, Cole Beeson, J.C. Beeson, Seth Wood, Clay Wood and Ryan Wood.

Memorial contributions may be made to CARC, Inc., 902 W. Cherry Lane, Carlsbad, NM  88220

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