Beisecker, Lucy Paris
Lucy Paris Beisecker, 85, passed away peacefully due to complications from Alzheimer's on February 11, 2013. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Lucy was born on July 19, 1927 in Akron, Ohio to Angelo and Maddalena (Rossi) Paris. She was raised in Akron and graduated from Garfield High School in 1946. Lucy worked at the M.O'Neil's department store until she fell in love and married Carl Beisecker on August 29, 1949. They spent the next few years at Indiana University
where Lucy earned her P.H.T. (Putting Hubby Through) degree, while Carl obtained a B.A. degree via the GI Bill. Akron once again became their home until 1959 when Lucy, Carl and two young daughters moved to Phoenix, Arizona. There another daughter and a son were born. Carl and Lucy have enjoyed residing in Arizona for 53 years. During this time Lucy was busy raising and keeping up with four children as well as being the impetus for Carl to complete his educational degrees. She became very active in the Ladies Guild at St. Louis the King Catholic Church. Lucy enjoyed being a stay at home mom. When the family started to grow, Lucy always enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Carl, Peoria, AZ., three children Madeline (Dave) Yakubchak, Seattle, WA, Angela (Leon) Bowers, Clarkdale, AZ, Christopher (Cathy) Beisecker, Lake Montezuma, AZ and son-in-law Mark Saunders, Glendale, AZ. Two granddaughters Diana (Anthony) Williams and Carla (Bryan) Terry. Eight grandsons: Shawn (Tracy) Bowers, Tracy (Sara) Bowers, Adam (April) Yakubchak, Nicholas Yakubchak, Jeffrey (Angie) Bowers, Douglas Saunders, David (Laura) Saunders and Ryon Beisecker. Eleven great-grandchildren: Jordan Bowers, Hunter Bowers, Quincy Bowers, Clay Bowers, Avery Bowers, Jaxon Bowers, Austin Yakubchak, Anyssa Yakubchak, Aleigha Yakubchak, Emily Terry, and Natalie Terry. Lucy is preceded in death by her parents, Angelo and Maddalena Paris, two infant sisters, her two beloved brothers Frank Paris and Anthony Paris and her daughter Toni Marie Saunders. Family and friends are invited to a visitation TONIGHT, Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 5-7PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria with a Rosary at 6PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 15, 2013 at St. Clement of Rome Church, 15800 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Avondale. The family would like to thank the staff at Freedom Plaza Care Center for the excellent care given to our mother, Lucy and for the loving support shown to our father, Carl.