2014-02-27 / Obituaries

Marcia Coombs Beard

Marcia Coombs Beard was born on Feb. 3, 1939 to Charles Edward and Hope (Benton) Coombs in Seattle, Wash. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco and attended Lone Mountain College before marrying her first husband John T. Howe in 1958. Together they owned and operated Skylake Yosemite Camp at Bass Lake. Marcia managed food services at the camp. Marcia had two children with John, a son and a daughter.

In 1981 Marcia and John divorced, and in 1983 she married Paul Beard of Mariposa. Paul was a retired school teacher, and they enjoyed mountain life together until Paul passed away in 2005.

Marcia spent the last four years of her life in Kingsburg.

Marcia is predeceased by her parents and her brother Charles Paul Coombs. She is survived by her son and his wife, Charles and Lynne Howe of Kingsburg, and by her daughter and husband, Julia and Jim Lee of Anacortes, Wash. Marcia is also survived by seven grandchildren, Cody, Matthew, Alexis, Daniel, Shelby, Kacey and Adam.

The family would like to thank the staff at Kingsburg Care Center for their wonderful care of Marcia.

In accordance with Marcia's request, there will be no memorial service.

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I have been looking for Marcia and her brother Charles Paul (buddy) for 10 years. I have their baby books! I finally found a clue! I purchased these books from a flea market and have spent hours upon hours trying to find the rightful owners. please call ASAP! Michele 916-276-7225

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