November 29, 1943- February 16, 2014
Memorial services for Richard Beaman, 70 of Jefferson will be 10:30 am Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, IA. Visitation will be after 11:00 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to the family and may be left at the funeral Home.
Richard Lloyd Beaman was born November 29, 1943 in Stuart, Iowa to Lloyd Beaman and Arlene Hein. Richard grew up in Stuart, Iowa and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1962.
On August 12, 1963 in Omaha, Nebraska, Richard enlisted into the United States Navy. He was stationed in various places including San Diego, California and Great Lakes, Illinois. On August 11, 1967, Richard was honorably discharged from the United States Navy.
On August 16, 1974 Richard was united in marriage to Rose Mary Bartley in Jackson, Minnesota. They were the parents of two children: Scott and Kelly. They made their home in Jefferson, Iowa. Richard worked as a mechanic and stayed busy keeping up with two boys.
Through the years, Richard worked for F & D Construction Gravel Company, Hallet Materials Gravel Company and Greene County Secondary Roads. He worked 19 years with the Iowa DOT. He also had a cow-calf herd, and raised other farm animals. Richard had a love for the outdoors, whether he was riding his motorcycle or watching the eagles.
Richard Beaman died February 16, 2014 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. He was 70 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Rose on June 4, 2007.
Richard is survived by his sons: Scott (Nanette Smith) Beaman of Paton, IA, and Kelly (Lisa Vickers) of Jefferson, IA; his girlfriend Judy Wilson; sisters: Beverly (Bill) Handy of Missouri, Paulette (Grant) McClease of Missouri; brothers: Randy Adams of Wyoming, and Mike (Doris) Adams of Missouri; sisters-in-law: Marvel Newell of Jefferson, IA, Frankey (Jim) Anderson of Jefferson, IA, and Arlis Bartley of Jefferson, IA; brothers-in-law: Paul (Joy) Bartley of Boone, IA, and Dick Leedom of Jefferson, IA ; 6 grandchildren: Aaron, Katherine, Trevor, Wyatt, Jessica, and Kelsey; and 1 great-granddaughter: Emma Rose; other relatives and friends.