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Ruby Lee Beach

March 15, 1922 March 20, 2010
Ruby Lee Beach
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Obituary for Ruby Lee Beach

Ruby Lee (Beauchamp) Beach, a former resident of Highland Township, Michigan, died March 20, 2010, following a brief illness. She had just celebrated her 88th birthday earlier in the week.

Mrs. Beach was born March 15, 1922, at Hyacinth, Virginia, the daughter of Wilton Avery and Sarah (Brann) Beauchamp. At the start of World War II she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the U.S. Navy as a clerk in the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.

She married November 11, 1944, Ensign Eugene H. Beach; a native of Highland Township, Michigan, serving at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory (NOL) at the Washington Navy Yard. Following the war the couple lived in Highland for several years while Eugene pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Michigan. In 1953 they moved to Silver Spring following Dr. Beach�s return to work at NOL�s new facility in White Oak, Maryland.

Mrs. Beach belonged to Woodside United Methodist Church in Silver Spring for more than 55 years and was active in its Women�s Society. She was likewise a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Northumberland County (Virginia) Historical Society, the Northern Neck (Virginia) Historical Society and Colonial Williamsburg. With her husband she enjoyed collecting antiques, travel, visits with family and friends in Michigan, and weekly bingo games with other seniors at a local McDonald�s Restaurant.

Mrs. Beach was preceded in death by her husband, who died December 9, 2007. She leaves surviving one son, Eugene H. (Lori) Beach, Jr., of Highland, Michigan, and three grandchildren: Joshua D. S. (Laura) Beach of Jordan, Minnesota; Erin Beach (Bryan) Sandford of Ames, Iowa; and Ashley Emma Beach of Highland, Michigan. She also eagerly awaited the birth of a great-grandchild this coming August.

Funeral Services will be held at Highland United Methodist Church, 680 West Livingston Road, on Saturday, March 27th at 11 AM. Friends may gather 10 AM until time of service. Interment to follow at Highland Cemetery beside Mrs. Beach�s late husband. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Township Historical Society, Highland Township Library, or your charity of choice. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Milford at 248-684-6645

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