Gary Ward Beavers,
age 73, of Chesterton, Indiana, went to be with the Lord at the VNA Hospice
Center in Valparaiso on April 9, 2019.
Born in Chicago,
Illinois, September 29, 1945, to James and Audrey Beavers.
Gary married Nancy
Lee Beavers (nee Mills) on January 13, 1968. They made a wonderful life
together with Jesus Christ as their Cornerstone.
Gary was an
Electrician for over 40 years, out of IBEW Local 531, LaPorte. He loved to
work with his hands, computers, games and phones. He was a real “techie”.
But, most of all, a man of God, and a Rock to his family.
Gary was a member
of Liberty Bible Church of Chesterton, and a former member of Westchester
Baptist Church of Chesterton. He was an Usher, Youth Leader, Counselor for
New Hope Counseling Ministry. A great role model to many youth through the
years. He coached baseball for Liberty Rec.
Gary and Nancy’s
favorite times together were in their boat, on the water, fishing, and
spending time with their family.
Gary leaves behind
his wife, Nancy Lee Beavers (nee Mills), whom he was married to for
fifty-one years. He is also survived by son, Darren Ward Beavers; daughter,
Dawn Lee Vaca (Santiago, “Chago”); adopted Polish daughter, Kasia Wasilewska;
grandson, Payton; granddaughters, Erailia, Rachel, Samantha (Andrew Thomas),
Karissa and Jaida; great-grandchildren, Kyler, Kaydence, Darien, Raelynn and
Kensley; brother, Dennis Beavers (Karen); many nieces and nephews and their
children; and his “furry” companion, Koda Sioux.
Preceding him in
death were his parents; and youngest brother Craig and wife, Leisa.
His many friends
meant so much to him. All of Gary’s family and friends loved him for his
integrity, his commitment to Jesus Christ, his example as a father, his work
ethic and generous spirit. He will be sorely missed until such time as we
are reunited with him in heaven.
A Celebration of
Life will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Liberty
Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Avenue, Chesterton, Indiana. A luncheon will
may be made to VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
may be made at www.ee-fh.com