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Rebecca E. Beaver

Rebecca E. Beaver, 77, of Bellwood died Tuesday evening, October 7, 2008 at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.
She was born October 27, 1930 in Bellwood a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Grace N. (Gorsuch) Lee. She married Donald L. Beaver, Sr. on September 1, 1950 in Winchester, Va.
Surviving are her husband; son: Donald L., Jr. and wife, Pam of Bellwood; daughter: Cyndee L. Simpson and husband, Robert of Bellmeade; grandsons: Josh Beaver and wife, Annie of Bellwood and Troy Beaver of Pittsburgh; great grandson: Julien; and a brother: William G. Lee of Bellmeade.
She was preceded in death by brothers: Richard M., John W., Robert C. and James T. Lee.
Becky was a 1948 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and attended Altoona Bible Institute.
Mrs. Beaver was a member of First Baptist Church, Altoona. She was a former Sunday school teacher, teen girls youth leader and church choir member. Becky was a volunteer for the Children’s Evangelism Fellowship, Greenwood. She enjoyed making and was known for her hand painted wooden folk art.
Mrs. Beaver was the first person who learned to use the IBM keypunch computer in Blair County.
When Mrs. Beaver’s children were teenagers, the Beaver home served as a gathering place for the teens of the community.
Becky especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008 and 10-11 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2008 at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Bellwood.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Tyler W. Pepper officiating.
Interment will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.
Contributions in Becky’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church 1209 17th St. Altoona, PA 16602.