Mae D. Beard
Mae D. Beard, 85, of Mansfield, WA, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014, at the Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA, with her husband and two daughters by her side. She was born on June 29, 1928, in Spirit Lake, ID to Thomas and Leota Mercer. After losing her father at the young age of five, the family moved to Mansfield and she was raised by her mother. Mae attended school in Mansfield and graduated in 1947. She married Harold Beard in 1957, and they raised two daughters, Diane and Jacqueline. Mae was a loving mother and wife, and a gifted homemaker. She sewed beautiful clothes and dance attire for her daughters and created a cozy home with her hand-crafted decorations. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and dancing with her husband. Mae was a fierce competitor when playing cards, board games and Ping-Pong. She was also an avid bowler and sports fan. You could find Mae and Harold at every Mansfield Kernels basketball game, home or away. Mae was passionate about gardening. Every year, Mae and her husband raised a large vegetable garden. She loved growing beautiful flowers, especially pink roses.
Mae is survived by her husband, Harold of Mansfield; her two daughters, Diane Griffin of Spokane, and Jacqueline Beard of Olympia, WA; her brother, Tom Mercer of Kennewick, WA; and one granddaughter, Kayla Griffin of Los Angeles, CA.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Protestant Church in Mansfield. Viewing will take place from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the church, with Interment at the Mansfield Cemetery, following the Service. Arrangements by Waterville Funeral Home.