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Obituary for Verne L. Beelard
Verne L. Beelard, 82, a lifetime Vacaville resident passed away peacefully March 4, after a brief illness.He was born April 8, 1928 in Vacaville to Abraham and Grace Beelard. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dorothy, his parents, brothers Russell, Roland, Meb and his son Billy.His surviving family includes his sons, Verne Jr. and Wayne, daughter-in-law Toni, grandchildren Cynthia, Eric, Kevin, Russell Beelard and Deeonna Tetree, along with five great-grandchildren.Verne was a local business owner since 1960, working at Beelard and Burton Gas Station and Garage. Later, he established Beelard Chevron with his son Verne Jr. in 1972. Both retired in 2001.Verne enjoyed riding horses, fishing, hunting and woodworking. In later years he continued to enjoy fixing things and playing poker with family and friends.He will be remembered for his polite manners, his willingness to help anyone in need and his bright smile. He was always proudest of marrying the prettiest girl in town.A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 5 - 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 11, at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Burial will be private.