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Ray A. Beevers
A graveside service with military honors was held Tuesday at Turlock Memorial Park for Ray Beevers, 89, of Keyes. He died May 17, 2012 at St. Francis Assisted Care.

Born December 1922 in Forest, N.M., to Robert and Pearl Beevers, Ray attended school in New Mexico through the elementary grades. His father was killed in an accident when Ray was 17 and he was needed to help provide for his family. In 1943 Ray joined the Army and served as a medic in Germany, France, and England during World War II. In 1947 he married Frances Beevers. She preceded him in death in 2001after 53 years of marriage. Mr. Beevers worked a variety of jobs including a sawmill job in Ft. Bragg, Booth Packing Co. in Modesto, and Humes Cannery in Turlock. From 1951 until his 1980 retirement he was an equipment operator for the Tracy Defense Depot. Ray had membership in the Turlock Moose Lodge, Turlock VFW, Turlock Sportsman's Club, and the Riverbank Dance Club.

He leaves behind four children, Bobby Beevers of Elko, Nev., Sam Beevers of Denair, Al Beevers of Keyes, and Janice Climer of Keyes; a sister, Mildred Larson of Eureka; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Frances.

Remembrances may be sent to the Turlock Moose Lodge.

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-Ceres Courier/ May 23, 2012