John Simon Beecher
(1860-1943)
Carrie Irene Gilbert
(1870-1937)
Charles Eyster Moore
(1871-1940)
Annie Rusia Brindle
(1875-1936)
John Raymond Beecher
(1898-1964)
Verna Eldema Moore
(1898-1969)
Donald Raymond Beecher Sr.
(1936-2008)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Viola Mae Hancock

Donald Raymond Beecher Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 26 Apr 1936, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Viola Mae Hancock on 2 Jul 1954 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 27 Feb 2008, Colebrook, Lebanon, PA at age 71 4 5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 13 The 1940 census recorded John Beecher, roofing tinsmith, 42, living with wife Verna, 41; daughter Evelyn, presser in dress factory, 20; son Harold, 17; son Lynn, 15; son Donald, 3. Also in the home is a lodger: Nevin Le Dane, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: Shippensburg News-Chronicle: Beecher-Hancock Wedding, 9 Jul 1954, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 1 Miss Viola Mae Hancock, Carlisle, R. R. 5, and Donald Robert Beecher, Dickinson, were married Friday, July 2. Rev. Simpson B. Daugherty performed the single ring ceremony in the parsonage of the Grace Evangelical United Brethren church, Carlisle.

3. Residence: on 11 Jan 1958 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 11

4. Residence: on 8 Mar 1964 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 7

5. Newspaper: Valley Times-Star: Deed Transfers: Leo C. And Oliver V. Camp, Gainesville, Mo., to Donald R. And Viola M. Beecher, Penn Township, house in Penn Township, $19,000., 3 Mar 1966, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 14

6. Newspaper: The Sentinel: deed transfers - estate of Verna Moore Beecher, 24 May 1972, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 15 ---
Deed Transfers
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Evelyn B. LePane. and Harold R. Beecher, Evelyn B. LeDane and C. Nevin LeDane, Harold R. and Margaret Beecher, Donald R. and Viola Beecher, and Lynn K. and Geraldine Beecher to Harold R. and Margaret Beecher, $500, .401 acres, Centerville, Penn Township. ---
Evelyn B. LeDane and Harold R. Beecher, Evelyn B. LeDane and C. Nevin LeDane, Harold R. and Margaret Beecher, Donald R. and Viola Beecher, and Lynn K. and Geraldine Beecher to Charles N. and Evelyn B. LeDane, $1, bt, Penn Township.
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Evelyn B. LeDane and Harold R. Beecher, Evelyn B. and C. Nevin LeDane, Harold R. and Margaret Beech, Donard R. and Viola Beecher, and Lynn K. and Geraldine Beecher, to Charles N. and Evelyn B. LeDane, $300, tract, Penn Township.
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7. Residence: R.D. 5, Carlisle, PA on 10 Jul 1976 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 6

8. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Deed Transfers: Donald R. And Viola M. Beecher to Donald G. And Kay A. Jones, a tract of land with improvements in Penn Township for $80,000., 19 Jul 1980, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 16

9. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Deed Transfers: John J. Jr. And Joyce B. Wardle to Donald R. And Viola M. Beecher, a tract of land in Penn Township for $1,000., 24 Jul 1980, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 17

10. Residence: on 26 Jan 1991 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 18

11. Residence: 11 Beecher Dr., Carlisle, PA 17015 in 1993 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 3

12. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Deed Transfers: Carlisle: Donald R. Beecher and Viola M. Beecher to Joseph A. Beecher, $1., 16 Sep 1995, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 19

13. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Deed Transfers: Penn Township: To Carey, Shane D. And Ellen D. From Beecher, Donald R. And Viola M.; 12 Beecher Drive, $1., 2 Jul 1998, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 20

14. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Deed Transfers: Penn Township: Beecher, Donald R. & Viola M. To Nailor, Leonard E. & Lauri A., 8 Beecher Drive, $125,000, $131,780, 13 Aug 2004, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 21

15. Obituary: Carlisle Daily Sentinel on 1 Mar 2008 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 5 Donald R. Beecher, 71, of Carlisle, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at his home.

Born April 26, 1936, in Carlisle, he was the son of the late John and Verna Beecher. In addition to his parents, wife, Viola Mae Beecher, and great-granddaughter, Kayla Mae Hetrick preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children, Ernest R. and Julie Beecher, Donald R. Beecher Jr., James B. and Joann Beecher, Joseph A. Beecher and Lauri A. and Len Nailor and Ellen D. Carey; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Donald enjoyed woodworking. He retired as a carpenter from Lettermen Inc.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at South Fairview First Church of God, 1212 Centerville Road, Newville, with Rev. Harry Madison officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, Pa. 17015 or to his church, South Fairview First Church of God.

Arrangements by Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services Inc.


Donald married Viola Mae Hancock, daughter of John Henry Hancock and Pearl Edna Warren, on 2 Jul 1954 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA.1 (Viola Mae Hancock was born on 12 Sep 1936 in , , PA 22 and died on 25 Jan 2003 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 8 22.)


Sources


1 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 9 Jul 1954, page 2. Marriage of Viola Mae Hancock and Donald Robert Beecher.

2 <i>Carlisle Daily Sentinel</i> (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), 23 Aug 2003, Obituary of Harold R. Beecher.

3 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. Public Records Index</i> (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMWY-RMH Donald R Beecher, 27 February 2008.

5 <i>Carlisle Daily Sentinel</i> (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), 1 Mar 2008, obituary of Donald R. Beecher.

6 <i>The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA)</i>, 21 Jul 1976, page 3, wedding of Julie Coleman and Ernest Ray Beecher.

7 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 9 Mar 1964, page 6. Obituary of John R. Beecher.

8 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 28 Jan 2003, page 10, obituary of Viola M. Beecher.

9 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 15 Jul 1976, page 10. Coleman-Beecher Wedding.

10 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 14 Aug 1964, page 5.

11 <i>The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA)</i>, 22 Jan 1958, page 6.

12 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 13 Jan 1958, page 5.

13 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQFH-M4R Donald Beecher in entry for John Beecher, 1940.

14 <i>The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA)</i>, 3 Mar 1966, page 5.

15 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 24 May 1972, page 3.

16 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 19 Jul 1980, page 15.

17 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 24 Jul 1980, page 18.

18 <i>The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)</i> (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 26 Jan 1991, obituary of Lynn K. Beecher.

19 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 16 Sep 1995, page 13.

20 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 2 Jul 1998, page 14.

21 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 13 Aug 2004, page 19.

22 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPDM-QM8 Viola M Beecher, 25 January 2003.



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