Howard C. Lingenfelter
Rhoda Alice Kelley
Frederick Cleveland Holmes
Emma Pearl Lingenfelter
Vyvian Alice Holmes


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1. David Clay Beecher

Vyvian Alice Holmes 4 5

  • Born: 30 May 1929, Altoona, Blair, PA 4 5
  • Marriage (1): David Clay Beecher on 26 Feb 1949 in Altoona: Greenwood United Methodist Church, Blair, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 28 Dec 2012, Altoona, Blair, PA at age 83 4 5
  • Buried: Altoona: Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Blair, PA 4

   Another name for Vyvian was Vyvian Lingenfelter.3

   FamilySearch ID: LX34-RBD.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Marriage Licenses: David C. Beecher, Greenwood, and Vivian Alice Lingenfelter, Pottsgrove Road., 24 Feb 1949, Altoona, Blair, PA. 2

2. Residence: 1404 E. Hamilton Ln, Altoona, PA 16602 in 1981 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 6

3. Obituary: Altoona Mirror on 1 Jan 2013 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 1 Vyvian A. Beecher, 83, Altoona, died Saturday morning.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of F.C. and Emma Pearl (Lingenfelter) Holmes. She married David C. Beecher on Feb. 26, 1948, at Greenwood United Methodist Church, and he died July 30, 1990.

Surviving are three sons: Richard A. of Williamsburg, Va., and David L. and Darryl A., both of Altoona; a daughter, Kathy L. Zoeller of Altoona; three grandchildren: Elaine A. Wells, Scott D. Beecher and Tracey E. Pesante, all of Williamsburg, Va.; and two great-grandchildren: Cameron Wells and Makenzie Pesante, both of Williamsburg, Va.

She was the last of her generation.

Vyvian was a graduate of Altoona High School and retired in 1991 as the secretary for the commandant at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the Bavarian Aid Society, and she enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting and playing Uno.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

4. Fact: The evidence establishes that Rhoda Alice Kelley married Howard C. Lingenfelter in 1902, and he died in 1918. Following his death, Rhoda became the second wife of Frederick C. Holmes, who in 1929 sired a child Vyvian Alice with his step-daughter, Rhoda's daughter Emma Pearl Lingenfelter, who was living with Frederick and Rhoda in 1930 census. Vyvian married David Clay Beecher and her obituary reveals her father was actually her step-father, F. C. Holmes, and mother Rhoda Ligenfelter.

Vyvian married David Clay Beecher, son of Edgar Andrew Beecher Sr. and Bessie Gale Long, on 26 Feb 1949 in Altoona: Greenwood United Methodist Church, Blair, PA.1 2 3 (David Clay Beecher was born on 6 Jun 1925 in Altoona, Blair, PA,3 7 8 died on 30 Jul 1990 in Altoona, Blair, PA 3 8 and was buried on 2 Aug 1990 in Altoona: Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Blair, PA 3 8.)


1 Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA) (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), Obituary of Vyvian A. Holmes Beecher, 1 Jan 2013.

2 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 24 Feb 1949, page 2. Marriage License for David C. Beecher and Vivian Alice Lingenfelter.

3 Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA) (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 31 Jul 1990, obituary of David C. Beecher.

4 Find A Grave,

5 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Vyvian A Beecher, 28 Dec 2012.

6, U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 (, David C. Beecher, b. 24 Jan 1956, Altoona, PA.

7 1940 United States Census, Edgar A Beecher, 1940.

8 Find A Grave,

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