Benjamin Franklin Beacher Jr.
Bertha Priscilla Snyder
Arthur Raymond Smith
Lucille R. Owen
Robert Lincoln Beacher
Dorothy Darlene Smith
Gary Robert Beacher


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1. Pamela Gwen Van Dyke

Gary Robert Beacher 1 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 10 Apr 1951, Fayetteville, Washington, AR 4 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Pamela Gwen Van Dyke on 30 Jun 1972 in Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa, FL 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-TDR.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Northwest Arkansas Times: Mr. And Mrs. Robert L. Beacher of Fayetteville announce the birth of a son on April 10 at the City Hospital., 12 Apr 1951, Fayetteville, Washington, AR. 8

2. Residence: in 1972 in Laporte, Larimer, CO, USA. 1

3. Newspaper: Playground Daily News: Van Dyke-Beacher Wed in Eglin Ceremony, 9 Jul 1972, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa, FL, USA. 1 The marriage of Miss Pamela Gwen Van Dyke, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Henry Clay Van Dyke, and Gary Robert Beacher, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Beacher, took place at Eglin AFB Chapel Number One June 30.
The bride's parents are presently stationed at Edwards AFB, Calif. The groom's parents, recently of Deerfield, Ill., are presently employed with the International Research Institute in Tucupita, Venezuela.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal white gown of delustered satin and pleated sata-peau with re-embroidered lace and tiny pearls, high fitted neckline and pleated bishop sleeves. The A-line silhouette was completed with a chapel length mantilla bordered in re-embroidered lace.
The bridal bouquet was a nosegay of white feathered carnations with deep lavender orchid in the center and tied with white satin streamers.
The maid of honor, Miss Dood Amos, and matron of honor, Mrs. Michael Hall, wore matching floor length floral printed dresses with veiled headpieces.
They carried nosegays of lavender, green, and yellow feathered carnations accented with purple statice and tied with green and yellow streamers.
Lloyd Blue served as best man and ushers were Jeff Moore and Michael Hall.
The bride's mother chose a floor-length lavender silk organza gown with tucked and ruffled bodice and sleeves. The mother of the groom wore an ankle length gown of lime satin with . white Indian hand- embroidered lace yoke and cuffs. Both mothers wore corsages of white feathered carnations.
The couple were united in an Episcopal marriage ceremony with Chaplain James Jordan officiating. Traditional wedding music was provided by organist Mrs. Betty Thomas.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the Eglin Officers' Club.
Out of town guests included Jeffrey B. Moore, Wellfleet, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. James H. Paul, Houston, Texas; Neil Rawls, Orlando; Mrs. Pat Brown, Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Julie Mastromarino, Ocean Springs, Miss.
The couple will reside in La Porte, Colorado while attending Colorado State University. The bride attended the University of Southern Mississippi her freshman year and the groom attended OWJC for two years followed by his junior year at Colorado State.

4. Residence: in 1975 in Gainesville, Alachua, FL. 6

5. Residence: in 1976 in College Station, Brazos, TX. 6

6. Newspaper: The Eagle: Forestry Club, 4 Nov 1977, Bryan, Bryan, Brazos, TX, USA. 9 Forestry Club

President: Gary R. Beacher
Vice President: Dave Weikel
Secreatary: Wendy White
Treasurer: Kent Colburn

Purpose: To encourage participation and to promote the education of students and faculty that are interested and involed in Forestry.

7. He attended school at forest range management on 1 Dec 1977 in College Station, Brazos, TX. 3

8. Residence: in 1980 in Woodville, Tyler, TX, USA. 6

9. Residence: in 1984 in Shreveport, Caddo, LA, USA. 5

10. Residence: in 1989 in Eugene, Lane, OR. 5

11. Residence: in 1999 in Natchez, Adams, MS. 6

12. Residence: in 2003 in Natchez, Adams, MS. Beacher, Gary R. License # 01999
Home: 52 Southwind Road, Natchez, MS 39120

13. Residence: on 27 Aug 2010 in Natchez, Adams, MS. 5

14. Residence: 45 Wildflower Ct., Young Harris, GA in 2015 in Young Harris, Towns, GA, USA.

Gary married Pamela Gwen Van Dyke, daughter of Col. Henry Clay Van Dyke Sr. and Nancy Earlene Grisham, on 30 Jun 1972 in Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa, FL.1 2 (Pamela Gwen Van Dyke was born on 11 Oct 1953 in Greenville, Greenville, SC 3 4 6 and died on 4 Nov 2022 in Jackson, Hinds, MS, USA 2 6.)


1 Playground Daily News (Ft. Walton, FL), 9 Jul 1972, page 15. Wedding of Pamela Gwen Van Dyke and Gary Robert Beacher.

2 "Natchez Trace Funeral Home (Madison, MS),"

3 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Dec 1977.

4 Records of Ryan Gary Beacher.

5 "The Greenville News (Greenville, SC)" (, 28 Aug 2010. Obituary of Henry Clay Van Dyke.

6 Find A Grave,

7, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 2.

8 Northwest Arkansas Times (Fayetteville, Arkansas), 12 Apr 1951, Thursday, Page 2, Births.

9 The Eagle (Bryan, TX), 4 Nov 1977, page 30.

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