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Jacqueline Besteman

Memphis, TN

Jacqueline Besteman, a resident of Kirby Pines Manor, Memphis, died on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Mrs. Besteman was born in West Virginia in 1933. She graduated from Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia. Later, she earned a B.S. in psychology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, an M.S. in psychology from the New School, New York, and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. Mrs. Besteman made her career in government service. She worked for the New York Health Department and later for the federal department of Health and Human Services, from which she retired in 2004. Mrs. Besteman was fond of the arts, travel, writing, reading for pleasure, and walking for exercise. Mrs. Besteman was the widow of Clive Huggins, of Memphis, who died in 1979, and of Karst Besteman, of Grand Rapids, who died in 2010. Mrs. Besteman is survived by four sons: Michael Huggins of Fort Worth, Tim and Velma Huggins of Nashville, David and Brenda Huggins of Bartlett, and Karst and Pam Besteman of Crownsville, MD; a daughter, Elizabeth Besteman of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; two sisters: Nancy Baker of Sacramento, California and Phyllis Wainwright, of Richmond, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews, and her dear friend David Walters, of Kirby Pines Manor. Funeral arrangements are through Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Drive SW, Grandville, MI 49418. A graveside service will be held in Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Grand Rapids. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Kirby Pines Manor on Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Aug. 20, 2017
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