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Virginia Mae Beard
Virginia Mae Beard, 84, of Anchorage, died June 6, 2007, at Home Sweet Home assisted living home of natural causes.
Mrs. Beard was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Ravenna, Ohio, and graduated from high school in 1941. She moved to Anchorage in 1961.
She worked for the U.S. government from 1941 to 1943 for the War Department.
Mrs. Beard retired from working in 1985.
She enjoyed sewing, swimming and making her own clothing.
She is survived by her sons, John J. Beard Jr. and Peter Hartlieb Beard, both of Anchorage; brother, Raymond A. Santoro of Phoenix; five grandchildren, Rhonda M. Letho of Auburn, Wash., Nikki A. Beard of Anchorage, Terrence W. Schriver of Festus, Mo., Brittney A. Beard of Anchorage, and Richelle M. Beard of Anchorage; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Beard, in 2005.
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