Marie Rafaella Beeman

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Died peacefully in her home in Clearlake last Tuesday. Her best friend, Michael Bergin, was by her side throughout her long illness. Formerly of Healdsburg, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Beeman. She is survived by her brothers Frank Bufano and Robert Bufano, her sons Ken Archer and Alan Archer, daughter Colleen Duncan and daughter of her heart, Katherine Bergin. She had nine grandsons and eight great grandchildren. Born May 24, 1934 in Hackensack, NJ, Marie came with her Italian parents, Frank and Francis Bufano, to California as a child. She lived in Pasadena until her marriage to Roger Eldon Archer in 1952. She and Roger lived in Ohio for a time before settling in Santa Rosa. After Roger's death in 1968, she met and married Frank Beeman and moved to Healdsburg. During her life, Marie had many and varied interests. She loved camping and Christmas. She cooked, quilted, sewed, gardened and canned. She was lifetime member of the African Violet Society. Many of the varieties of African Violets she hybridized are still available today. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Mound Cemetery in Healdsburg.
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2012
Marie Rafella Beeman
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