Mary “Beth” Upshaw Beaman


Mary “Beth” Upshaw Beaman, 63 years old, was the daughter of the late Raymond Hardee Upshaw and Lillian Patterson Upshaw. Beth was born in Monroe, La. and graduated from Farmerville High in 1969, where she was a majorette, and Northeast University in 1973.

She worked in various food service positions for Orleans Parish Schools and was Church Hostess at her church, Metairie Baptist.

A Hodgkin’s disease survivor since her early 20’s, Beth overcame numerous physical challenges to lovingly raise her family. Beth enjoyed her family and friends, her church, movies, music, reading, and dining out.

She is survived by: Her husband of 40 years, Ray Beaman; two daughters – Sara Rae Beaman and Anna Elizabeth Pfeffer; two grandsons –Timothy R. Martinez and Aiden A. Pfeffer; and her sister Linda Upshaw James of Monroe, La.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend a Memorial Service at Metairie Baptist Church, on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 1 p.m. Visitation began at 11 a.m.


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