Edward Beaird (1930 - 2020)

  • "Dad, I miss you singing "When the Saints go Marching In"..."
    - Ady Davis
  • "Dad, I will always love you and keep the memories of you..."
    - Julie
  • "Ed's late brother Gene and I spent many fun and emotional..."
    - Jean Beaird
  • "May you rest in peace sir."
    - Grady n Cheryl Renk
Service Information
Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel
3414 NE 52nd Street, Suite 101
Vancouver, WA
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Funeral Mass
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Vancouver, WA
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April 7, 1930 ˜ January 29, 2020

Edward Beaird, 89, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Jan. 29, 2020. He was born April 7, 1930 in Panama City, OK to Inez and Charles Beaird. He was raised in Vancouver and graduated from Fort Vancouver High School.
In 1951, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Korea where he fought in 5 major battles and received 5 battle stars and a Citation from President Harry Truman. In 1953, he met Jeanette Renk and they were married Nov. 13, 1954 in Dubuque, IA. They returned to the Vancouver area in 1957 where they raised their family. They were married for 50 years before Jeanette passed away in 2004.
Ed worked in Portland, OR as a meatcutter/buyer for local grocery chains and later in maintenance before retiring in 1995.
He was an avid golfer and scored three holes-in-one.
Ed was most proud of his wife and five children and to have served his country in the Korean War.
Ed is survived by his son, Steve Beaird (Linda); four daughters: Patti Weihl (Steve d.), Julie Hollenbach (Mark), Adrienne Davis (Eric) and Margaret Davis; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouver, 6500 Highland Dr., where his funeral will be held Fri., Feb. 7, 2020, 10 a.m. Rosary, 11 a.m. Mass.
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 2, 2020
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