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David Beam

1940 - 2015 RUTLAND David M. "Beamer" Beam, age 74, died on August 1, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 8, 1940 in North Westminster, VT., the son of Allen and Kathryn Beam. David served with the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1961. On June 23, 1973 he married his soulmate, Jeanne Longley, and they were together for 42 years. He was a commercial truck driver for 50 plus years with the highlight being an over the road tractor trailer driver for 26 of those years with St. Johnsbury Trucking. He ended his career of driving trucks at Casella Construction of Mendon, VT. He retired in May, 2015. David was happy starting every morning having coffee with his coffee buddies at various locations. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Longley Beam; a daughter, Denise M. Laauwe of Warren, NH, son-in-law, Brandt Laauwe; two grandchildren, Casey and Sadie Laauwe; a brother, Forrest Beam and his wife, Nell of NC. He was predeceased by his parents and 11 siblings. Per David's request there will be no calling hours or service. Private burial only. Memorial contributions, in David's memory, for the college education of his grandchildren, Casey and Sadie, may be sent to Brandt Laauwe, 26 Moses Road, Warren, NH 03279. Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 4, 2015
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