Funeral services announced for local D-Day Veteran


Funeral services have been announced for World War II combat veteran Maynard L. Beamesderfer.

The family says “Beamy” died Friday, August 12 from heart and kidney failure. He was 92 years old.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at University Presbyterian Church on Resler.  The graveside service will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 26 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

A spokesperson for the 82ND Airborne All-American Chapter in El Paso says, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting financial donations be made to “Benavidez-Patterson Chapter.”

82nd Airborne Chapter Members who wish to participate in an “honor guard” during the memorial service are strongly encouraged to do so.

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