Lucienne Marianne “Lucky” Beacom

November 25, 2015

11-27-15 OBIT BeacomLucienne Marianne “Lucky” Beacom, 88,  died November 20, 2015 at home in Clare.  She was born to Raoul and Marianne (Gadoury) Gervais on June 29, 1927 in Dryburg in the U.P. She married Robert Beacom on December 8, 1950 in Rudyard.

She is survived by Bob and their four boys: Harold of Cape Coral, FL, William Raoul of Seattle, Ronald (Lorraine) of Midland, and Daniel (Jennifer) of Wayne, PA; 6 grandchildren:  Andrew, Justin (Alayna), Nate, Kaitlyn, William, Charlie, and great grandson, Reed. Lucky›s survived by siblings: Patrick (Edith), Ronald, Marcel (Katherine), Beatrice (Mac), Delores, and Frances (Bob), and dozens of nieces and nephews.

She’s also survived by Bob’s sisters, Betty Jean (Ivan) and Greta (Dewey).
The three couples just surpassed a combined 200 years of marriage.

Lucky was predeceased by her parents, Bob›s parents, Harold and Ruth, grandson Joshua, her siblings and their spouses: Albert, Roger (Tarcel), Marie (Bill), Martha (Charlie), Philip (Anne),  Roland (Faye), Bill James, and Betty Gervais.

Lucky was the first member of her family to graduate from high school (Rudyard). She proudly attended her 70 year class reunion in July.

Just before the end of World War II, she attended the military›s secretarial school in Tiffin, Ohio.  She then worked in the Soo for Michigan Bell first as a telephone operator and later in the business office.
After they were married, Lucky managed the home front while Bob served in the Army, completed his degree at Michigan State, and during his three careers: as a teacher/principal in Coleman,  owning a milk distributorship, and as a banker.

In retirement, Lucky and Bob enjoyed winters in Tucson, Arizona. They valued friendships there and at home.

She remembered everything about everybody. She made sure to send CARE packages to her kids and grandkids when they went out on their own.

Later in life, she learned how to play golf, cross country ski, cross stitch, and swim, diving head first into the pool for the first time at age 60.

She had an inquisitive mind and started her day reading the newspaper.
She had a hard time telling jokes because she giggled so much before she got to the punch line.
The house is too quiet with her absence. Although she passed away peacefully, a promise was made to write in her obituary that she went kicking and screaming.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish – St. Cecilia Site in Clare with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Pere Marquette District Library or the Clare County Community Foundation.
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