The  Rosary was recited on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 110 E. Woodrow Street, Taft, for Mathilde Beebe, 91.

MATHILDE BEEBE
March 12, 1918 – October 25, 2009

The  Rosary was recited on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 110 E. Woodrow Street, Taft, for Mathilde Beebe, 91.  Rev. Gene Demecais, pastor,  led the Rosary  and celebrated the Mass.  Burial followed in the West Side District Cemetery.  Mrs. Beebe was born in Glen Ullin, North Dakota on March 12, 1918 and passed away in Bakersfield on October 25, 2009.  She moved to Taft in 1945 and has been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since moving to Taft.  Mrs. Beebe was a member of the Altar Society and has held the office of president several times.  She has also served as treasurer of the Chevron Retirees Association.  Mrs. Beebe was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Beebe in 2006; her daughter, Maryanne Roberson in 2008; her brother, John Yambra in 2009 and also her sister, Agnes De Pretis in 2009.  Her survivors include her three daughters and their spouses, Mathilde and Rick Southworth of Taft, Alyce and  Doug Abbott of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Therese and Brian Kightlinger of Taft; her sister, Eleanor Holiday of Roseville; her grandchildren, Heather and Don Garnett, Kristen and Jesse Gonzalez, Jeff and Celine Roberson, Robyn and Vince Garcia, Greg Southworth, and Katie and Chris Cook; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation was held  on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The arrangements were under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  www.EricksonAndBrown.com