In Memory

Larry Beaver

 

From:  Elaine Swan
   
I was Larrys wife. He died Nov 30 1972 of Marfans Syndrone. His daughter Angela was six and would like to know more about her dad. He worked at Boeing until his death. His heart was in Wenatchee and he said if anything happens to me bury me in the best town in the world. So he is buried there. He was a loving husband and dad. My daughter and I would like to attend the reunion.I remarried in 1978 and was recently widowed again. 

From:  Angela (Beaver) Martin
Email:  majakl631@yahoo.com

My Dad proudly graduated with your class. I would really like to come to the reunion and be able to talk with people he grew up with. I was almost 7 when he passed away and miss him very much even now.
Thanks for your help.
Angela Martin



 
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06/19/11 12:47 PM #1    

Carl Roper

Hi.

 

I knew Larry from about 3rd grade on through high school.  The back of his house was on Miller street, at the foot of 8th.  I lived on 9th st.  We would get together and play.  there was a stream that ran through the property and we would make little sailboats and put them in the stream.  We also went to the librayr and movies a lot.

 

Later, in high school [I think jr. high also, not sure], stayed iln a Mission street apt that his mom owned/ran [unk which], and it was a shorter walk to school and places we liked to go together.  I don't know if he did it all the time, or just during the week for school.

 

In high school, I know he went out and supported sports, doing various things to help the team, especially basketball, where he took various jobs helping the team.  I recall a game vaugely where he put on a basketball uniform and went out on the floor before a game and played around, standing by a basket and easily popping the ball in..  He never jumped, but the impression to the other team before the game was "interesting" as sthey wondered what all he did.  Justifially, they were relived to find out when the game started that he wasn't on our team.  Up until them, they were probably a tad worried.  I often wonder why he didn't do that at other games; just that once.

 

Carl Roper


07/02/11 10:45 PM #2    

Frances Ring (Douglass)

Larry was a kind and gentle soul, nice to everyone.


07/12/11 04:10 PM #3    

Gary Sirmon

Larry was really a nice person.  He was always very interested in his classmates and the activities at school.  I had a mechanical drawing class with him in the 7th grade and I remember him as being very good at that.  Hope to see you at the reunion.    Gary Sirmon


07/20/11 05:46 PM #4    

Lenna Crafton (McGougan)

I went to grade school with Larry and  remember him as being a very nice to every one. It will be nice to have you come to the re-union.


07/21/11 06:11 PM #5    

Joanne Janni (Ryles)

 Larry was always so friendly and sweet to everyone. It will be an honour to meet you at the reunion. He would be so proud of you.  I think of him often.

 


09/21/11 04:46 PM #6    

Elaine Beaver (Swan)

I had a wonderful time with my husband at the reunion. Your class of 61 is a tightly bonded group.It was nice to see that. I wish it were the same way now.You were all so kind in accepting us at your reunion festivities. Thank you to everyone who shared a story or rememberance with me. Wenatchee will always have a special place in my heart.

I also want to thank the couple (Mike & Lynn) that run the Nuzzling Doves bed and breakfast. They took such good care of us. I can't wait to come back and stay in their wonderful home again.

 


06/21/16 04:29 PM #7    

Glenn Dobbs

Larry was one of a kind.  I remember him in junior high as being twice as tall as I.  In the 8th grade, Mr. Pugh's English class, Larry was caught talking out of turn.  Mr. Pugh invited him to come to the front of the class for hacks.  Mr. Pugh, a rather short and muscular fellow, always used a smallish book titled, Manners Made Easy, and swung it like a baseball bat usually aimed at the right cheek.  He told Larry to grab his ankles which he obediently did.  Larry's rear end was so high that Mr. Pugh had a difficult time getting high enough to get in a good swing.  While the hack was ineffectual it was still enough to bring tears to one's eyes.  I don't think Larry ever talked in that class again.  Incidently, several of us of shorter stature received impressions from Mr. Pugh's Manners Made Easy and those impressions were long lasting. 

Larry was one of the finest people I have known and it is gratifying to see his family's interest in his school days.  He was a great guy who didn't have an enemy in the world.


06/24/16 03:49 PM #8    

Mark Peterson

LARRY BEAVER, AND A LOT OF CLASS MATES GREW UP ON NORTH EMERSON ST. THE GWINN TWINS, THE CEARLOCK'S,
THE RAINES, THE BARNHARTS, THE LANE'S, THE MILLER'S,
THE CLARK'S, THE PRICE'S, THE HUBER'S, THE CARY'S, THE SCOTT'S, THE PETERSON'S, AND MORE. IN KINDERGARTEN
LARRY WAS ALWAYS GROWING UP, HE ALSO GREW QUICKLY
IN HIS COMMON SENSE, AND HIS COMPASSION, AND HIS LOVE FOR HIS LORD. AS LARRY GREW TALLER HE ALSO LIKED TO TALK TO ADULTS AND HE BECAME ONE EARLY IN HIS LIFE.
HE WAS TWICE AS BIG THAN ANY OF US, BUT HE NEVER
HIT ANYONE IN HIS LIFE. HE WAS BORN WITH HEART PROBLEMS
WHICH IN THOSE DAYS WOULD NOT GIVE YOU LONGEVITY.
LARRY AFTER HIGH SCHOOL LATTER ON, LEFT WENATCHEE
AND MARRIED AND LIVED IN ANOTHER STATE AND HAD AT LEAST ONE CHILD WHO I GOT TO TALK TO HER ABOUT HER DAD AT ONE OF OUR CLASS REUNION'S.
LARRY DIED AROUND THIRTY YEARS OLD, THEY DON'T MAKE
-UM LIKE THAT OFTEN. HE WAS A GOOD MAN.
                          GOD BLESS- MARK PETERSON

 


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