Beaver, William Louis (October 26, 1897 - May 9, 1983)
Services May 12 for William L.
Douglas Budget - May 19, 1983Funeral services for William Louis Beaver were held Thursday, May 23, 2983 at the First United Methodist Church in Douglas with the Rev. Harry B. Randall, III officiating.
Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery, with International Order of Odd Fellows graveside rites.
Mr. Beaver, age 85, a longtime resident of Douglas died Monday, May 9, 1983 at Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas after a short illness.
William the son of George and Elizabeth Fulcher Beaver was born October 26, 1897 in Lincoln, Illinois. He attended the rural Marr School in Nebraska, and spent his youth in the farming area northwest of Tekamah, Nebraska. He homesteaded in Wyoming in 1919 in the Walker Creek area near Douglas.
On November 6, 1924 he married Lucille Anderson in Douglas. They moved to eastern Nebraska for several years, and then moved back to Douglas in 1934. He worked as a carpenter for Converse County Lumber and as a custodian for Converse County Memorial Hospital until he retired. He was a past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellow Lodge No. 15 and was a member of Mt. Alley Rebecca Lodge No. 15 both in Douglas, he was a member of the Douglas Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of Douglas; one son, Kenneth Beaver of London, England; three daughters, Marna McMillip of Batesville, Arkansas, Mildred Shatto and Beth Lundberg both of Douglas; two brothers, Ernest Beaver of McAllen, Tx. and Irette Beaver of Glendale, Ca.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
William was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, and one grandson.
Serving as pallbearers were Larry Shatto, Gary Shatto, Kerry Shatto, Roc Beaver, Bruce Blackman and Steve Lundberg.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Earl Copenhaver, Claude Redenbaugh, Milton Snell, Glenn Lore, Jack Hanlin and Don Myer.
A memorial has been established to Converse County Heart Fund or to First United Methodist Church. The Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.