Samuel Meryl Beecher Sr.
Flora Belle Galbraith
Edwin Walter Payne Sr.
Clara Louisa Eaton
Wayne Galen Beecher Sr.
Evelyn Louise Payne
Wayne Galen Beecher Jr.


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1. Tamiria Lynn Smedley

Wayne Galen Beecher Jr. 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 2 Mar 1949, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 3 4 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Tamiria Lynn Smedley on 10 Dec 1977 in Reno, Washoe, NV 1
  • Died: 25 Dec 2007, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA at age 58 3 6
  • Buried: Camp Hill: Rolling Green Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 6

   FamilySearch ID: L6VD-HBN.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Evening News: Birth Announcements: Beecher - Wayne Galen Jr., to Wayne Galen Sr., and Evelyn Louise (Payne) Beecher, 478 State street, at Keystone, March 2., 9 Mar 1949, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 4

2. Census in 1950 in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin, PA. 9 The 1950 census recorded Wayne G. Beecher, truck driver in army depot, 27, living with wife Evelyn P, 24; and son Wayne G., 1 year old. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. He was educated at Encina High School and was graduated in 1967 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.

4. Obituary: Sacramento Bee: obituary of w. Galen Beecher Jr. On 4 Jan 2008 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA. 10 Galloping Galen has galloped into the sunset. He will be forever loved by his daughters Chelsea and Crystal Beecher, his granddaughters Catalina and Madison He will also be missed by his father Wayne, his mother Evelyn and his brother Brad. He will be greatly missed by his close friends the Bizeaus and Clarks and all that have known him over the years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 1:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2245 Highridge Drive, Sac. 95825.

Wayne married Tamiria Lynn Smedley, daughter of Harold A. J. Smedley Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Divine, on 10 Dec 1977 in Reno, Washoe, NV.1 (Tamiria Lynn Smedley was born on 12 Nov 1959 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 1 8 11 12.)


1, Nevada, U.S., Marriage Index, 1956-2005 (Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau. Clark County, Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-1966. Las Vegas, Nevada: Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau.), Wayne Galen Beecher and Tamiria Lynn Smedley, 1977.

2 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 6 Feb 2009, obituary of Evelyn P. Beecher.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Wayne Galen Beecher, 25 December 2007; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

4 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 9 Mar 1949, page 16.

5 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 16 July 2009, page A09. Obituary of Evelyn Payne Beecher.

6 Find A Grave,

7 Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA), 5 Mar 2009, page 28, obituary of Evelyn Beecher.

8, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1.

9 "1950 United States Census," Wayne G. Beecher Susquehanna Township, Dauphin, PA.

10 Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA), 4 Jan 2008, page 24. Obituary of W. Galen Beecher Jr.

11 and, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Tamiria L Smedley, 12 Nov 1959; citing Sacramento, California.

12 Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA), 13 Nov 1959, page 35. Births.

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