Katy Rebecca Beam, 80, of Sunshine Hill Apartments, Spruce Pine, died Friday, April 26, 2019, at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.
Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Beam and Pearl Beam Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Billy Beam; her sister, Nancy Pendley; her half-brothers, Parker and Ralph Beam, and James Vaughn; and her half-sister, Laura Hicks.
Left to cherish her memories are her sisters, Betty Denton, of Brevard, Mildred Huskins and Martha Biddix, both of Spruce Pine; her sisters-in-law, Ida Beam and Wilma Beam, both of Spruce Pine; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Rupard officiating. Interment followed in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
The family extends a special “thank you” to the following staff members of Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge: Cynthia Wilson, RN and case manager; Cama Fleenor, RN; Wanda Knecht, RN; Sarah Burleson, RN; Kim Grindstaff, RN; Shannon Burleson, CNA; Paulina Tehandon, CNA; Rachel Hopson, CNA; Leah Blackburn, CNA; Amy Dula, Social Worker; Andy Willis, Chaplain; and Jackie Hinshaw, who sat with Katy when the family was unable to be with her.
Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting Katy Beam’s name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to assist the Beam family. Ms. Beam’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.
Mitchell News-Journal • May 1, 2019