Helen Beeson passed away Feb. 28
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    Helen R. Murphy Beeson, 88, passed away at San Juan Hospital on Feb. 28, 2006, surrounded by her family.

    She was born on April 9, 1917 to Amber Jackson

Murphy and Rosie A. Titus in Moab, Utah and lived in the Moab area all

of her life. She attended Grand County Schools. Helen, her sisters and

many cousins spent most summers with their grandparents, Joe and Mary

Titus, on the River Ranch at Richardson (Professor Valley). She often

talked about her memories on the ranch.

    She married Jack Clifton Beeson on Aug. 9, 1933.

Seven children were born to them: Jack C. Beeson, Jr., Mark Beeson,

Helen Jo Youngblood, Lloyd Lee Beeson (deceased), Ted Beeson, and two

baby girls that were stillborn.

    In her later years Helen found a great friend and companion in Dave Wimer. He preceded her in death.

    Helen was a fun person who enjoyed lots of

activities including dancing, arrowhead hunting, camping and fishing.

Another favorite pastime was Panquine, a card game played at most

family gatherings that has been passed down for several generations.

She always loved to read and the last few years of her life she read

many books. She passed these books down to her children and

grandchildren because many of them shared her passion of reading.

    She was very talented. She enjoyed crocheting,

needlework, ceramics and quilting. Helen and Jack also raised a

beautiful garden. She would can many bottles every summer. She loved to

cook and had many special and tasty recipes.

    Helen is survived by her sister, Ruth Pray, Grand

Junction, sons, J.C. (Jo) Beeson, Mark (Edith) Beeson, Ted (Eula)

Beeson, Monticello, daughter, Helen Jo Youngblood, Moab; 18

grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren and

many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Roy

(Nyda) Beeson of Las Vegas and sisters-in-law Ruth Beeson, Moab and

Opel Skiles of Conroe, TX. She is survived by her nephew Jack Beeson of

Moab, with whom she had a close relationship. She is survived by a

large extended family and special friends.

    Helen was preceded in death by her husband, her

parents, stepfather, Elmer Ellis, sister Lily Herndon, son Lloyd, two

stillborn daughters, one grandson, one great-grandson, one

great-great-granddaughter, daughter-in-law Anne Beeson and

daughter-in-law Shirl Beeson.

    Helen was a great character and we will miss her sense of humor, her sharp mind and outspokenness.

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