Gerald D. Beaver


May 7, 1929 - August 8, 2013

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Gerald D. Beaver, 84, died Thursday August 8, 2013 at his hand built home in Clarks Hill, IN. He was born May 7, 1929, in Tab, IN, to the late William and Ella Laube Beaver and was raised near Stone Bluff, IN. On April 26, 1952 he married his first love Beulah Thatcher in Covington, IN and she survives.
Gerald worked for ALCOA for 41 years and retired in June 1991. He is a member of Clarks Hill Christian Church where he had served as a Deacon. Gerald was a jack of all trades, a good cook and loved working with his hands. He enjoyed playing cards and was very innovative. Gerald loved spending time with his grand children and his great grand daughter Elena. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa. Gerald was an amazing individual with a great sense of humor and a deep quiet love.
Surviving along with his wife are his children Connie Bergloff of Colorado Springs, CO, Judy Beaver of Lafayette,IN, Bette K. Beaver-Cummins husband Gene of Lafayette, IN, Gerald W. "Gerry" Beaver of Houston, TX, grandchildren Brian, Cindy, Danny, Miranda husband Bill, Miryah, Michaela and 6 great grandchildren. A brother William Beaver of Brownsville, TX, sisters Ina Lee Salts husband Ralph of Waveland, IN, Marilyn Haas husband Loren of West Lafayette, IN and Carolyn Current of Covington, IN.
Also surviving are 25 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Gerald was preceded in death by brothers Harold (his twin brother) and Barry Dale Beaver.
Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Thursday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Ayrn Merritt officiating. Burial will be at Clarks Hill Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.