MONA EVELYN BEDDOW Mona Evelyn Buck passed away at the age of 91 on November 14, 2004, due to congestive heart failure. She was born July 25, 1913, to Dr. Floyd L. Buck and Rosamond Ethyle Van Pelt Buck in Grand Junction, Greene County, Iowa. Mona graduated from the Grand Junction Consolidated School in 1931 and attended Iowa State College in Ames for a short time in 1932-33. In the fall of 1934, she enrolled in the Grand Island Business College in Nebraska. It was there that she met her husband, Kenneth W. Beddow, and they married in Omaha on August 1, 1937. In November 1951 the family migrated to California. Kenneth was assigned to the Regional Post Office in San Francisco and Mona was employed by Lenkurt Electric Company in San Carlos, from which she retired in 1972. Her favorite hobbies were camping and fishing. Mona was active in the San Mateo County Genealogical Society for many years and resided at the San Carlos Elms retirement facility for 3 years. Three children were born to the couple: Bette Ann (Parlette), Kenneth Paul, and Stephanie Ann (Slade), all born in Omaha. Mona was preceded in death by her husband and brother. Left to mourn her passing are her three children, daughter-in-law Sandra (Wilson) Beddow, son-in-law Richard Slade, son-in-law Austin Parlette, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a niece and nephew, Kathryn and John Buck. Private family services will be held at a later date. Mona would appreciate monetary donations made to Sequoia Hospital, Business Office, 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94062. WHITE OAKS CHAPEL 1696 EL CAMINO REAL SAN CARLOS, CA (650) 591-5791
Published in San Mateo County Times on Nov. 19, 2004.