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Robert (Bob) William Beaman
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013

Robert (Bob) Beaman of Austin passed away June 13, 2013. He was born on March 17, 1930, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Raymond and Gertrude Beaman.

Upon graduation from high school his dad signed for him at the age of 17 to enlist in the US Navy. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In the mid 1950’s, during the Korean War, he was responsible for taking the SS Lexington ship out of mothballs from WWII and putting it back into service. He was proud of the USA and serving his country for over 22 years and retired as a Master Sergeant from the US Air Force. He started Beaman Metal Co. in 1972 and now has the entire family involved.

Bob enjoyed a stay of 4 months in Ecuador, for many years, to visit and help the people in that area. Even though he wasn’t a Rotarian, he saw a need at a deaf school and helped coordinate the East Austin Rotary Club and an Ecuadorian Club with a matching grant.

Survivors are his wife Margarine of 40 years; his sons, Ron Beaman and wife Barbara and Richard Beaman and wife Melinda; several foster children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother-in-law of Harold and Geraldine Geistweidt of Mason; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families from many states and Australia. He had two sisters, Mardelle Roseborough and Lorene Melson who passed before him.

Visitation will be held today, Sunday, June 16th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Military burial service will be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17th.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a needy charity of your choice.

Obituary and guestbook available online at

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 – (512) 452-8811

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