Randa Beeker
Nellie May Downing
George Wallace Campbell
Edna Lee Reinknoble
Clifford Francis Beeker
Evelyn Virgnia Campbell
Shirley Lee Beeker


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1. Charles William Jackson Jr.

2. Lt. Col. Leland Richard Raphun

Shirley Lee Beeker 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 13 Aug 1925, Indianapolis, Marion, IN 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Charles William Jackson Jr. on 11 Oct 1946 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Lt. Col. Leland Richard Raphun in 1991 3
  • Died: 9 Oct 2016, Silver City, Grant, NM at age 91 3

   FamilySearch ID: LRLJ-FCG.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1218 Shepard St., Indianapolis, IN on 13 Aug 1925 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 4

2. Census in 1930 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 6 The 1930 census recorded renting for $35 a month a home at 935 West 33rd Street: Clifford F. Beeker, city police detective, 28, living with wife Evelyn, 22, and daughter Shirley, 4. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Census in 1940 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 7 The 1940 census recorded owning a $3500 home at 745 West 32nd Street: Clifford Beeker, police department detective, 38, living with wife Evelyn V., 32; daughter Shirley, 14; and sister-in-law Phylis Campbell, 13. Everyone was born in Indiana and lived in the same place in 1935.

4. Newspaper: Indianapolis Star: Shirley L. Beeker, C. W. Jackson Jr. To Be Wed Today, 11 Oct 1946, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 2 ---
Shirley L. Beeker, C. W. Jackson Jr. To Be Wed Today
Miss Shirley Lee Beeker will exchange wedding - vow . with Charles VV. Jackson Jr.. at 9:30 o'clock this morning in SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Performing the single-ring ceremony will be the Rev. John Riedy. - The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford F. Beeker, 745 West 32d Street, and Mr. and Mrs.' Charles W. Jackson of 64 East 13th Street are the, bridegroom's parents. , A blue wool street-length frock will be worn by the matron of honor, Mrs. L. F. McCail Jr. She will wear a black velvet hat with gold ruching and a corsage of 'yellow roses. OPALESCENT SEQUINS will accent the dove grey wool frock chosen by the bride. She will wear a salmon colored feather hat with black velvet trim. Her flower will be a white orchid. Robert M. Jackson will be best man. The couple will leave immedi ately after the ceremony for a wedding trip to New Orleans and Texas.

5. Residence: 745 West 32nd Street, Indianapolis, IN on 11 Oct 1946 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 2

6. Census in 1950 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 8 The 1950 census recorded at 2242 Goodlet Avenue: Charles W. Jackson, tile floor proprietor, 28, living with wife Shirley L. Jackson, 25, and their son, "infant" Randy Jackson, 1. Everyone was born in Indiana.

7. Residence: 5602 Hillside Avenue, indianapolis, IN on 1 Jan 1967 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 9

8. Residence: in 1971 in , , NM. 3

9. Residence: on 27 Aug 1979 in Silver City, Grant, NM. 10

10. Residence: in 1999 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM, USA. 3

11. Residence: in 2005 in Silver City, Grant, NM. 3

12. Obituary: The Deming Headlight: obituary of Shirley L. Raphun on 13 Oct 2016 in Deming, Luna, NM, USA. 3 Raphun, Shirley L., went to join loved ones at the Rainbow Bridge on October 9, 2016. Shirley was born August 13, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Clifford and Evelyn Beeker. Shirley lived most of her live in Indiana, where she worked many years as a bank teller. Her and her late husband Charles Jeep Jackson moved to New Mexico in 1971. In March of 1991 she met her second husband Ret. Lt. Col. Leland R. Raphun. They were married later that year, and lived in Las Cruces, NM until Leland passed away in 2004. Shirley returned to Silver City to happily live the rest of her life with her family. Anyone who knew Shirley knew what a great wonderful person she was. Shiriey had a special love for animals of all kinds. She was never without a dog or cat. She had a great sense of humor and would love to make people laugh at her jokes. She loved to play cards and read books. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Beeker and Evelyn and Dallas Wright, husbands, Charles Jeep Jackson and Ret. Lt. Col. Leland R. Raphun, her grandson, R. J. Jackson and her great grandsons, Esai Laws and Echo Laws. Shirley is survived by son, Randy Jackson of Las Vegas, NV, her daughter Lisa V. Laws and husband Jerry, her grandchildren, Lara and Paul Hollinger of CA, Bo and Tanya Laws of Bayard; Jennifer Laws who was her loving caregiver, her great grandchildren, Adrian Melon, Autumn, Titus and Lozen Laws. In lieu of flowers, in Shirley's honor the family has asked donations be made to the High Desert Humane Society or the Puppy Dog Ranch. At her wish she has been cremated. Her ashes will be laid to rest in the spring at a special place she loved to go in Pinetop, AZ. Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love".

Shirley married Charles William Jackson Jr., son of Charles William Jackson Sr. and Lura May Goad, on 11 Oct 1946 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.1 2 (Charles William Jackson Jr. was born on 23 Feb 1922 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 8 11 and died on 6 Feb 1988 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM, USA 12.)

Shirley next married Lt. Col. Leland Richard Raphun in 1991.3 (Lt. Col. Leland Richard Raphun died in 2004 in , , NM 3.)


1 Ancestry.com, "Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012," Shirley Beeker and Charles Jackson m. 11 Oct 1946 Marion County IN.

2 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 11 Oct 1946, page 8. Beeker-Jackson Wedding.

3 "The Deming Headlight (Deming, NM)," 13 Oct 2016, page 5. Obituary of Shirley Beeker Raphun.

4 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 42414 Shirley Lee Beeker b. 13 Aug 1925 father Clifford Beeker mother Evelyn Campbell.

5 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 12 Apr 1968, page 31, obituary of Clifford Beeker.

6 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4Y8-7V1 Clifford F. Beeker, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 61, sheet 5B, line 76, family 108.

7 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V11C-PK9 Clifferd T Beeker, Ward 5, Indianapolis, Center Township, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 96-79, sheet 6A, line 1, family 14.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XLF-PHVP Charles W Jackson Indianapolis IN.

9 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 1 Jan 1967, page 62. Daily-Jackson Engagement.

10 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77253610.

11 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Charles William Jackson Jr. b. 23 Feb 1922 Indianapolis father Charles William Jackson Sr. mother Lura May Goad.

12 "Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)" (Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.), 8 Feb 1988, page 8. Obituary of Charles William Jackson.

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