Margaret Beard, 80

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Margaret L. Beard, 80, of Mountain Home, died Saturday Nov. 19, 2005, at a Boise hospital.

At her request no services will be held. The Cremation Society of Idaho is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Tacamo, Wash., to Carl and Helen (Nefter) Jensen.

She married Robert S. Beard (deceased). They were stationed at Mountain Home AFB.

Margaret became a police dispatcher for the Mountain Home Police Department, retiring after more than 25 years of service.

The couple had four children.

The last four years Margaret had lived at Life Care of Treasure Valley care center in Boise.

Margaret is survived by: her daughters, Peggy (Jon) Bessette of Healy, Alaska, Janice (Lee) Eddy of Mountain Home, and Linda Brandon of Boise; a sister, Dorothy Barraclough of Eagle; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, and a son.