Poway, California --Lee Beams, 68, of Poway, Calif., formally of the Dover and Princeton area, died at 5:13 am. Saturday March 23, 1996 at the Pamerado Hospital in Poway.

Born June 25, 1928 in Van Orin to Herman Mark Esterday and Margaret (Bryant) Esterday Beams, he married Edith Morein July 20, 1974, in Fallbrook, Calif. She survives.

He graduated from Malden High School in 1945 and was very active in athletics. He attended Bradley University in Peoria after which he joined the navy and served four years. He had been employed at the Poway Post Office from 1958 until his retirement three and a half years ago.

Also surviving are three daughters, Ellen Smith, Janet Headley and Marci Schwartz, all of the Poway area; two sons, Michael Beams and Chris Beams, both of Poway area; two sisters, Beverly Piper of Princeton and Sharon Libby of Colorado; one brother, Kent Beams of Princeton; his stepfather, Stanton Beams; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and his mother.

Cremation rites were accorded and his ashes were given to the Navy to be buried at sea.

Memorials may be directed to the National Leukemia Society in lieu of flowers.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Shirley Beams Simmons)




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