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Jay K. Beard

April 9, 1927 February 2, 2019
Jay K. Beard
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Obituary for Jay K. Beard

Jay K. Beard, 91, of Erie, passed away at 1:32 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Labette Health in Parsons.

He was born on April 9, 1927 at Erie, Kansas to Don and Thekla (Janssen) Beard. He grew up at Erie and attended country and Erie schools graduating from Erie High School in 1944. Jay served in the United States Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1950 when he then enlisted in the United States Army from 1950 until his honorable discharge in 1952.

Jay and Darlene Hoppas were united in marriage on May 13, 1951 at the Federated Church in Erie. She survives of the home.

He attended California State Polytechnic College at San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jay worked at the Shell Oil Company and lived and traveled across the western United States for over 26 years and retired in 1983 as a Production Manager.

In his retirement he lived in Bakersfield and Camarillo, California and Jay worked as a consultant to the oil and gas industry. He recently moved back to Erie.

Jay enjoyed hunting while he lived in Utah, golfing, traveling, and visiting family. He was a member of the Federated Church in Erie and attended church while he lived in Bakersfield and Camarillo. He was also a member of the American Petroleum Institute and the American Legion in Camarillo.

In addition to his wife, Jay is survived by his daughters, Lori Swendseid, and her husband, Chris of Las Vegas, NV and Shaila Beard of San Jose, CA; his grandchildren, Erik Swendseid, and his wife, Courtney of Las Vegas, NV and Keri Newbrough, and her husband, Hunter of Reno, NV; his great-grandchildren, Austin, Lainey, and Adelaide; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Verne Beard and Bill Beard; and two sisters, Ada Sanders and Mary Volmer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Demas officiating. Burial will follow in the East Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 Thursday evening. Memorials are suggested to the Proud Animal Lovers Shelter in Parsons and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home 113 S. Main St.., P.O. Box 182 Erie, KS 66733. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Feb

6:00 PM 2/14/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home

113 South Main Street
Erie, KS 66733

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home
113 South Main Street Erie 66733 KS
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

15

Feb

2:00 PM 2/15/2019 2:00:00 PM
Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home

113 South Main Street
Erie, KS 66733

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Demas officiating. Burial will follow in the East Hill Cemetery.

Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home
113 South Main Street Erie 66733 KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

East Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rooks Road
Erie, Kansas 66733

Rooks Road Erie 66733 Kansas
United States

Memorial Contribution

Proud Animal Lovers Shelter (PALS)

24052 Meade Rd
Parsons, Kansas 67357
Memorials are suggested to the Proud Animal Lovers Shelter in Parsons and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 182 Erie, KS 66733. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com
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