In Memory

Alfred Beard

Alfred Beard

Alfred E. Beard


Beard, Alfred E., 69, retired City of Wichita Employee, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Visitation with family present 6-8 p.m. Monday, Broadway Mortuary. Al graduated from North High School, attended Emporia State University and was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Preceded in death by his wife, Loralee; and parents, Oscar and Evelyn Beard. Survivors include his daughter, Dee Dee (Jeff) Beardof Wichita; sons, Scott (Elizabeth) Beard-Navarro of Wichita, and David Scott (Heather) Carter of Estes Park, CO; grandchildren, Josh, Zach and Shannon Saville of Wichita, Tyler, Austin and Payton Navarro of Wichita, Kylie and Micah McCreery-Carter of Estes Park, CO. Memorials to Northwest YMCA. Share online condolences Services by Broadway Mortuary. 

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07/31/15 11:12 AM #3    

Laura Berlin (Fisher)

Al, really enjoyed visiting with you at our frequent North High luncheons/suppers, as did my husband, Richard.  I will miss your "bear" hugs, and when I get there, God willing, I expect to be greeted with one of your "bear" hugs!  We'll miss you here, greatly

07/31/15 12:06 PM #4    

Ludeen Holland (Floyd)

Such a sad loss to our Pleasant Valley alumni.

07/31/15 03:35 PM #5    

Karen Barnett (Hargrove)

Alfred and I sat beside each other in Mrs. Wilkinson's typing class at Pleasant Valley.  While we were typing 'the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog' my fast moving carriage return caused my desk to hit Alfred's causing his books to hit the floor.  Mrs. Wilkinson said, "Karen Barnett, just how much noise can you make?"  My answer wasn't satisfactory and she sent me to the principle's office.  Everyone loved Alfred.  So sad to hear this.


Karen Barnett Hargrove

07/31/15 05:02 PM #6    

Dorothy Knight (Ryman)

I didn't know you much, but I will miss seeing you at reunions RIP.

07/31/15 11:14 PM #7    

Sue Leatherbury (Janson)

I have so enjoyed reconnecting with Al, at our many high school luncheons and dinners the past 2 or 3 years. I will miss these times. I will miss his "bear" hugs, his warm smile, and his ornery teasing ways. He always lightened and brightened any of our gatherings. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Rest in Peace dear friend.

07/31/15 11:14 PM #8    

Cheryl Meek (Cooper)

Alfred you will be greatly missed.  We got to know each other from the time we moved in across the street from you before we were in school.  We spent 9 years at Plesant Valley and then the 3 years at North.  You are a great loss to all your friends from PV and North & all your family.


08/01/15 11:33 AM #9    

Donna Perry (Alsup)

Remember Alfred at last reunion having a great time.  Alfred will be greatly missed.

08/01/15 12:50 PM #10    

Kelly Yenser

Yes, surely, we will all miss Alfred. He had a luminous personality. He was a fine competitor..Like Stanley said, his love story with Loralee was beautiful. 

08/01/15 09:06 PM #11    

Judy McCord (Rhodes)

Alfred I enjoyed visiting with you at the last reunion you will be missed.

Judy McCord Rhodes

08/02/15 10:31 AM #12    

Vernon Weaver

Al was bigger than life.  He was always ready to help those who needed it.  I will never forget his endearing personality and infectious smile.  He was a good friend and a hell-of-a Marine. RIP my will be missed.

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