MARY CATHERINE DONNAN BEESON, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Mary was born in Port Aransas, Texas and graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, Texas. She attended and graduated from Sam Houston State University. Mary received her Masters Degree from the University of Houston. She taught school in Shepherd and Cleveland Schools for over 30 years. She is survived by her sons, Richard R. Beeson and John D. Beeson, their wives, Anna Brace Beeson and Margie Freeze Beeson. Her brother and his wife, David Heath and Jimmie Donnan. Jim Donnan of Center, Texas spent his high school days living with Mary and John. Her grandchildren, Laura, Bruce, Robert, Catherine, Ellen, Merajen, Dennis, and Larry; great-grandchildren, Chad, Jason, Tiffany, Bruce Jr., Caleb, Brent, McKinna, Breeland, Weston, Conner, Greg, Melissa, Ari, and Zoe; great-great-grandchildren, Landan, Faith, Veronica, and Monica. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Reagan Beeson, Jr.; they resided in Shepherd, Texas. Mary had a good life and is fondly remembered by many of her family, students, friends and associates. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 29, 2008 2:00 p.m. at the Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas with interment at Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd, Texas. PACE-STANCIL FUNERAL HOME 303 E. CROCKETT CLEVELAND, TEXAS 281-592-2641
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 28, 2008