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WILLIAM E. BEEBE

Bellville Times
July 2003

Funeral services for William E. Beebe, Jr., 33, of Bellville were held Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bellville with Rev. James Burkhart celebrating the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal. Interment was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Hempstead.

Serving as pallbearers were Joe Ortiz, Jr., Billy Ortiz, Mitchell Curlee, Jason Minor, Paul Bales and Daniel Youngs.

Billy was born in Mariemont, Ohio to parents William Beebe, Sr. and Linda Peters Beebe. He was raised in Bellville and graduated from Bellville High School in 1988.

During his school days Billy had a love for Freestyling. Performing on his bike was his passion, he spent more time on his bike than on his feet. Shortly after graduating he served his country in the United States Air Force for 6 years. Billy was a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist while he was in the Air Force. During his years in the Air Force, Billy found another passion, Hockey.

He enjoyed being a Hockey coach to young children, though his bike was never far behind. Billy had his bike shipped to him while stationed in South Korea. He returned to Bellville in 1997 and was united with his high school sweetheart Ramona Ortiz on September 16, 1998.

After their marriage Billy and Ramona made their home in Bellville. He was a loving husband and father to his family. Billy was initiated into the Catholic faith and received his Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Billy and his family worshiped at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church in Hempstead. His faith in God brought him peace and comfort during his journey.

William E. Beebe, Jr. passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 26, 2003.

He is survived by his wife Ramona Beebe of Bellville, daughter Amy Marie Beebe of Bellville, father Bill Beebe and wife Donna of Kentucky, mother Linda Beebe of Coshatte, step son, Robert Joe Rodriguez of Bellville, step daughter Patricia Ann Rodriguez of Waller, mother-in-law andfather-in-law, Jose and Modesta Ortiz of Bellville, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many loved family members.

William E. Beebe, Jr. passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 26, 2003.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 604 14th Street, Hempstead, Texas 77445.

Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapel, Bellville, Texas.


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