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Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX

OBITUARY

Ward Franklin Beebe

February 16, 1939July 7, 2019

Ward Franklin Beebe car enthusiast, golfer, CPA, friend, husband, father and PeePaw has died at age 80.

While he was born in Hackensack, NJ on February 16, 1939, Ward considered himself a Texan, not a yankee. He and his family moved to Houston when he was 10 and he thrived in the woods of outside his home in Bunker Hill Village. He was a proud graduate of St John’s School. Ward, made his mark on Southern Methodist University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He graduated with a degree in Economics and a whole new appreciation for beer, girls and friendship. He joined the Coast Guard and served honorably. He settled in Dallas, where he had a successful career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at Price Waterhouse prior to starting his own accounting firm. In 1973, Ward met the love of his life, Barbara. They met and married just 3 months later. They lived happily in Dallas until the summer of 2000 when Ward retired and the two moved to Lakeway, Texas to begin retirement and be close to their daughter and granddaughters. In Lakeway he was able to enjoy his hobbies: collecting and driving antique cars, golf, poker, bridge and fitness training. He was a dedicated city volunteer and a member many clubs including the Lakeway Country Club. He enjoyed frequent travel with his wife, especially to the beach. He was always ready to drive an antique car in a parade, to a competition or just to show them off. He was a member of St. Lukes on the Lake Episcopal Church.

Ward is preceded in death by his loving mother Margaret Pardee Beebe, his father H. Ward Beebe, his brother Jack Beebe, and beloved dog, Jocko. He is survived by his beautiful wife Barbara Beebe, daughter Jenny Buschhorn, son-in-law Lane Buschhorn, grand daughters Kaylen and Ashley Buschhorn and grand dog Brie as well as his Brother and Sister-in-law, Roger and Eleanor Beebe and sister, Carol Walser, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A family graveside service will be held with a memorial service to be scheduled in Lakeway, Texas at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the Rawson Saunders School for Dyslexic children at http://www.rawsonsaunders.org/beebefund

Ward will be greatly missed by his family and friends as he drives his convertible to the great golf course in heaven.

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Dottie Stevenson

July 16, 2019

Everybody loved Ward. His friendly, warm and jovial demeanor was magnetic. Ward was interesting as he had a variety of hobbies from classic cars, to poker and golf! He was never short on smiles and laughter. He will be sorely missed. RIP Ward!

John Tayloe

July 16, 2019

So sorry for the loss of an old friend. Ward, George Black and our crew shared many good times together. I was with Ward and George the night that Ward met Barbara on a Texas vs OU weekend!
The Spirit Lives On!!

Dan Kennedy

July 10, 2019

Ward and Barbara were very close friends when Ann and I lived in Carrollton, Tx. We had many laughs and good food every month at Harold's club. We went on a vacation together at South Padre Island. While there Ward and I spent a day fishing. We caught a boat load of Sea Trout and had a ball. We cleaned them an took them to the condo where we feasted on fresh fish that same night. I will always remember Ward as a very good friend.

Jennifer Lochridge

July 10, 2019

No better friend for Gene Lochridge and myself. Barbara and Ward the best twosome ever. I am not sure where Gene and Ward met.. probably in the Coast Guard then were room mates with their Dallas “Rat Pack”. Ward will be missed by every friend. So many memories. You will be missed and alway remembered! Barbara and Jenny we love you

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY