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Mary Beam
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A graveside service was held Tuesday at the Acacia Park Cemetery for Mary Beam, 98, of Ceres. She died April 17, 2012 surrounded by family.

Franklin & Downs Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Born Oct. 22, 1913 in Oklahoma to Lester and Belle Hensley, Mary moved with her family to the Ceres area when she was a young girl. She spent her life in Ceres.

She leaves behind three daughters Betty Siebrecht, Mabel Erwin of Ceres, and Ilene Wood of Stockton; her sister, Nan Passalaqua of Vallejo; and 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by husband Arthur Beam, son-in-law Lester Siebrecht, granddaughter Anita Pedrioli, grandson Kevin Wood, great-granddaughter Holland Welborn, a sister and two brothers.

Remembrances may also be sent in her memory to Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

-Ceres Courier/ April 25, 2012