1922 Gwen 2012

Gwen Beach

April 17, 1922 — April 27, 2012

Gwen E. Owens Beach, 90, of Swamp Rd., North Brookfield, NY, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at home.
She was born April 17, 1922 in Brookfield, a daughter of Hugh and Beatrice Burch Owens and was a graduate of Brookfield schools. On October 24, 1943, Gwen married Eugene A. Beach in Brookfield. Together, they operated Klings Mill in North Brookfield. Eugene predeceased her on June 13, 1994. Gwen was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved seeing her family as they grew over the years. She also loved being where she could enjoy all the beauty of nature.
Surviving are her children, Beatrice and Roland Tuttle, New Berlin; Doris Crozier, New Berlin; David and Debbie Beach, Albion; Donna and Roland Weidman, Cincinnatus; William and Bonnie Beach, N. Brookfield; Star and Donald Fairbanks, Sherburne; Alan and Carol Beach, N. Brookfield; Joy and Richard Weaver, Deansboro; a daughter-in-law, Joanne Beach, Earlville; two sisters-in-law, Helen Owens and Gloria Owens, both of Brookfield; 29 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Daniel; brothers, Azor and Llewellyn (Peter) Owens, and a sister, Ermina Bigelis.
Funeral services will be held at 3pm Sunday, April 29, 2012 from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, followed by interment in the North Brookfield Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-3 PM prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018; or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse NY 13204.

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