William Junior Beach
April 13, 1931 – March 22, 2010
William Junior Beach, 78, of Ames, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th Street, Ames, Iowa. Burial will follow in the Story City Municipal Cemetery, Story City, Iowa.
William Junior Beach was the son of Wm. Jason Beach and Eva L. Shockley. His mother died in child birth and he was raised by his grandparents, Lula and David Shockley of Ames. In 1949, he married Charlotte J. Myers, and two children were born, Ronald and Rita. In 1953, he married C. Marie Beach who predeceased him in 1994.
William was an avid bowler In his younger years. He was an accomplished fisherman and dog lover. He and his friends have many fond fishing memories. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for 25 years before retiring from Bourn’s, Inc. in 1991. He will be greatly missed by many friends and neighbors.
- Gathering of Friends Wednesday, March 24, 2010
- Visitation Wednesday, March 24, 2010
William Junior Beach
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April 18, 2010
I just learned today that Bill passed away - I have been wondering because I haven't seen him and finally asked another neighbor. I will always miss him and think of him whenever I pass by his house. I would stop to talk when walking the dogs or riding my bike. He was always sitting outside or in the garage - even when the weather wasn't the greatest - so his dogs could enjoy some time outside. More barking than visiting when I passed by with my two dogs, but he was always there and he will be missed. My heart goes out to his family - if you know about Rainbow Bridge, he was greeted and comforted by his animal friends! May he rest in peace.
April 1, 2010
I was sorry to hear of Mr. Beach's passing. Our dogs would visit with each other when we passed each other in the neighborhood. One of my dogs especially liked Rascal, then later, my dogs socialized a bit with Queenie and Tootsie. I would hear about Mr. Beach's trips to the casino and sometimes see him and his dogs sitting in the garage, enjoying the weather. I have been watching for him for quite awhile, and I will be sad when I pass by his house.