January 24, 1920 ~ January 2, 2003
BEARD, DON H. a 57 year resident of Redondo Beach , passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2003 in Hermosa Beach. He was born in Holyoak, CO on Jan. 24, 1920. Don served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in WW II and was employed by Metlox Pottery for over 20 years and became plant manager. Don retired as Senior Vice President of H.F. Coors China Co. and is a distinguished life member of American Ceramic Society. He is survived by Wife, Mary Lou Beard of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Marilyn Ann (Art) Couvillion of Hermosa Beach, CA, Daughter, Donna (Guy) Gilchrist of Long Beach, CA, Daughter, Nancy Beard of Long Beach, CA, and Son, William (Kim) Beard of Fayetteville NC. Don is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation will be at RICE MORTUARY, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA, 90503 on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 10AM at St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent St. (at Pac. Coast Hwy), Redondo Beach, CA. 90277. Reception to follow immediatly at parish hall. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes,CA, 90275 for those who wish to attend.
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