Saturday, June 15, 2013

Lost the Air Force of the Air Force Brat.

While I will write soon of my father  I want to let you know he passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013.  How like him to die on Flag Day.  Below is the obituary with the service information:

"To: Council Bluffs and Omaha Papers

From: Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, IA

RE: Beezley Obituary

To be published: Sunday, June 16, 2013


Marvin Homer Beezley, 80 of Cedar Rapids, IA died Friday, June 14, 2013 at West Ridge Care Center following a long illness. Services: 1 p.m., Saturday, at New Covenant Bible Church, Cedar Rapids, by Chaplain Jeremy Hudson.  Burial: 1 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013, at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Council Bluffs with military honors.  Friends may visit with the family Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., at Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids and after 12 p.m. on Saturday at the church.


Marvin is survived his daughter Lori (William) Meyer of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren Rebekah Meyer of Roseville, MN, John (Megan) Meyer of Manchester, NH, Jeremy Meyer of Cedar Rapids, and Amy (Eddie) Sinkevich, Jacob Beezley, and Adam (Jenee) Mann all of Omaha, NE; one brother Richard (Marcia) Beezley of Burnsville, MN; two nephews and a niece Kristopher (Jeannette) Beezley of Florida, and Patrick Beezley, and Stephanie (Tom) Baker both of Minnesota; a special friend Jean Borders of Cedar Rapids, and the large body of caregivers at West Ridge Care Center.


He was preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean, his brother Gerald Beezley in 2008 and son Michael in 2011. 


Marvin was born on November 22, 1932 in Council Bluffs the son of Homer and Edna (Timm) Beezley.  He married Norma Jean Pope on September 18, 1954 at Grace Methodist Church in Des Moines. Norma Jean died in 1972.  Marvin retired in 1977 from the Air Force as a Lt Colonel, as a navigator on B-52’s.  He faithfully served in Vietnam and during his time in service was able to travel the world and be stationed in many states.


The family would like to give special recognition to all the caregivers at West Ridge Care Center who over the years became like family to Marvin.


Instead of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or online at:


Online condolences may be left for the family at"
For all my genealogy friends I tried to get as much genealogical data in as I could.

1 comment:

  1. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Beautiful obituary. He would be proud, I am sure.