Betty Beebe passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020 at Encore at Turf Valley, in Ellicott City, Maryland. She had multiple medical conditions, including a recent diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma and was under the care of Gilchrist Hospice during her short time at Encore.
Betty, the oldest daughter of Harry Webster and Marie Cullers Lohr, was born, Betty Jean Lohr, at the Cullers’ family farm in Fairview (Garrett County), Maryland in 1934. She grew up in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD, until she graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1951. Betty attended University of Maryland, College Park, and become a member of Tri Delta Sorority. Betty started working as a civilian at, what was then known as, the Naval Ordinance Laboratory. She retired as a specialist for Human Resources from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1996 after 40+ years of service.
At the age of 19, she married Don Beebe in January 30, 1954. In 1961, they purchased land in Clarksville Maryland, where they built their beautiful home and raised their three children. Though Betty didn’t ride horses, she and her family were very active in Pony Club and horse related activities. Betty and Don were married for 42 years until he passed away in 1996 at the age of 63.
Betty enjoyed keeping her home clean and organized. She hosted many lovingly prepared holiday meals. Betty enjoyed watching her favorite TV shows, The Incredible Dr. Pol, The Curse of Oak Island and other shows related to travel and animals.
Betty is survived by her beloved children: eldest daughter, Stacey Hawkins and her husband James Hawkins Jr., daughter, Kelly Williams, and son, Don “Scott” Beebe, Jr, and his wife Laura Beebe. She is survived by Stacey’s children: Rebecca Moore and her husband Jared Moore, Ryan Wellons, Rachel Wellons, Randall Wellons and Kelly’s daughter, Nicole Williams. Betty is also survived by her sister Debbie Goldstein and her husband, Marty Goldstein. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don Scott Beebe, Sr, and granddaughter Heather Wellons.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is planning a celebration of Betty's life when the restrictions are lifted. Please check back periodically for updates to the schedule. Interment will be privately held in the historic Woodside Cemetery, Brookeville, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made (are appreciated) to Days End Horse Farm, P. O. Box 309, Lisbon, Maryland, 21765, https://www.defhr.org, 301-854-5037.