Patricia Arlene Beam Patricia (Patty) was born to Opie and Pauline Browning on August 18, 1941 in Exeter, California. She joined two older sisters, Norma and Thelma. When Patty was a few months old the family moved back to Porterville from Exeter. Then in September 1942 they were blessed with their baby sister Barbara. Patty went to school in Porterville and graduated from Porterville Union High School in 1959. While still in school she became engaged to her best friend, David Beam. They were married on October 30, 1959. In June 1961 their son, Bryan was born in Porterville and in November 1967 their daughter Jillaine was born in Lebanon, Missouri. Patty was a bookkeeper all her life. She enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her special Ellyanna. She is survived by her husband David, son Bryan Beam, daughter Jillaine Dechance (Robert) and three grandsons Jeremy Beam, Joshua Beam and Tyler Dechance. Graveside service will be held at Visalia Cemetery on June 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family is aking that donations be made to: Asera Care Hospice Foundation, 650 W. Alluvial Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on June 11, 2014