May 18, 1933-Aug. 4, 2004

LEXINGTON - A memorial service for Betty O. Beebe will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the First Christian Church in Heppner.

Mrs. Beebe, 71, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her home.

She was born May 18, 1933, at Trading Post, Kan., to Buel Alonzo and Anna Lee Wisdom Turpen. She grew up and attended school at Trading Post and lived in the Midwest until moving to Washington in 1944. She moved to Oregon in the early 1970s.

On Oct. 9, 1988, she married Gerald Beebe at Bingen, Wash. The couple lived at The Dalles and Boardman before moving to Lexington.

Mrs. Beebe enjoyed cooking and was noted for her great apple pies.

She was a Christian woman and attended church regularly.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Beebe of Lexington; son, Charles Arnold in Wisconsin; daughter, Letha Dyer of The Dalles; sisters, Fern Tyron of Independence, Miss., Dorothy Kendrick of Warrensberg, Miss., and Letha Cumiford of Prescott, Kan.; brothers, Lonnie Turpen of Pleasanton, Kan., Clifford Turpen of Tucson, Ariz., and John Turpen of Pasco; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Joe Turpen and Roy Turpen, and unnamed triplet brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrangements.


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