September 4, 2013
TOWN OF NIAGARA —
Jean V. Beukema, age 96, of the Town of Niagara, formerly of Wilson, died unexpectedly on Friday August 30, 2013 at her son's residence. Jean was born on August 20, 1917 in the Town of Shelby, NY, the daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Sybrant) Van Brocklin.
She held a Master's Degree in Library Science and for 20 years was the Chief Research Librarian for the Niagara Library System. On October 25, 1941, she married Leslie V. Beukema in the Universalist Church in Middleport and they moved to Wilson in 1945. Leslie predeceased her on February 27, 2002. Jean was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Wilson and enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by two sons, John (Sandra) Beukema of the Town of Niagara and Thomas (Christine) Beukema of Newark, DE; her grandchildren, Kimberly, Mary, Elizabeth, Theresa, and Patrick; and ten great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 1:00 PM in St. John's Episcopal Church, 431 Lake St., Wilson with the Rev. Judith Lee officiating. There will be no prior visitation. Flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements have been entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Streets, Lewiston.
Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online registry.