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Thomas T. Beers

Thomas T. Beers

Tom Beers passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 27, 2006. He was 75 years old.

Please join us as we celebrate Tom's life on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. A memorial mass will be held at 8:30 AM, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Medford, Ore. Burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Eagle Point, OR at 1:00 p.m.

Born and raised in Baldwin, N.Y. he later served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Tom then moved to the west coast graduating from Long Beach State College. He met his wife Rosemarie McAdams who he married in 1956. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 28th of this year with family and friends.

After retiring from Sate Farm Insurance Co. Tom was involved with numerous volunteer projects in the Rogue Valley including St. Vincent dePaul, Help Line, Mended Hearts, Foster Grandfather, Medford Visitors Center, Alzheimer's Hospice and a member of the Forth Degree Knights. He will be remembered for his very generous spirit and helping hand.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace & Agnes Beers; brothers, Edwin, Wallace and Paul. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; and sister, Regina Mears. Also surviving are three children, Tom Beers and daughter-in-law, Kathleen, Kathleen Iriawan and son-in-law, Ricky, and Carolyn Stipp and son-in-law, Jason. Grandchildren include Mike, Jamie and Susie Beers, Regina and Kevin Iriawan and great-grandchild, Madelyn Beers.

Tom received a heart transplant in 1989 at OHS in Portland, Ore. The family extends their most heartfelt gratitude to Tom's friends and community family who provided a loving support network, improving the quality of his life. They would also like to thank the devotion of the local medical community, especially Dr. VanZee, Dr. Hecox, Dr. Huth and the caring staff at the Rogue Valley Dialysis Services.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Memorial contributions in memory of Tom may be sent to St. Vincent dePaul, P.O. Box 1663 Medford, OR 97501 or the Rouge Valley Dialysis Services, 2868 Creekside Circle, Medford, OR 97504.

Thomas T. Beers