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Rich Beebe (N0PV)

March 16, 2009

OBITUARY: Sioux Falls - Richard LeRoy Beebe III, age 46, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, March 16, 2009 at his home in Sioux Falls. A memorial service will be 11:00 AM on Friday at Sonrise Baptist Church, 3300 East Oak St., Sioux Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Rosemarie Beebe, Sioux Falls; daughter, Alyssa Damiata, Sioux Falls; son, Logan Beebe, Charleston, SC; daughter Dana Beebe, Sioux Falls; one grandson, Carson Damiata; mother and step-father, Patricia (Dale) Ruha; sister, Shauna (Gene) Laver; half-sister, Anna (George) Evans; three half-brothers, Dell (Carol) Beebe, Randy (Tiffany) Beebe, and Brian (Angela) Beebe; one uncle, James (Sharyn) Doll; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Richard is preceded in death by his father, Richard Beebe II; and step-mother, Phyllis Beebe; and his grandparents. Published on March 18, 2009. ARRL WRITE-UP: ( Rich Beebe, N0PV (SK) (Mar 18, 2009) -- South Dakota Section Manager Rich Beebe, N0PV, of Sioux Falls, passed away March 16. He was 46. Beebe had served as Section Manager since October 2002, running unopposed for each two-year term of office. According to the ARRL Field Organization Rules and Regulations, ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, in consultation with the Dakota Division Director Jay Bellows, K0QB, will appoint a new Section Manager to fulfill Beebe's remaining term of office that ends March 31, 2010.

Contributed by: Dan Starkenburg (AB0RE)

Rich was the SD section manager since 2002. He was a great friend - a sounding-block for many of us. He was always there to talk to and never "too busy". Rich taught me what it meant to be passionate about ham radio. He showed me the fun of contesting (we got a clean sweep at November Sweepstakes at his place, several years ago). He and I would go to many hamfests together (Sioux City, IA; Dayton, OH; Buffalo, MN; St. Paul, MN; Clearlake, SD; etc). Ham radio lost one of their best. We'll miss you, Rich! 73, Dan / ab0re

Contributed by: Dan Starkenburg (AB0RE)

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