James (Jim) Boyd Beers, 92 of Cabot/Sarver areas was renewed by our heavenly father on October 10, 2021, while under loving care of Good Samaritan Hospice. Jim met his loving and devoted wife, surviving, Vivian (Artman) while attending Freeport High School. The two were married for over 70 years.
Jim proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sargent. Prior to his retirement he worked at DuCO Ceramics, Saxonburg for 35 years as a die setter. He also served as Scoutmaster at First Lutheran Church, Leechburg and later for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sarver. Jim loved being outdoors. For many years he and Vivian would enjoy their freshly canned homemade fruit and vegetables of all varieties, produced from their gardens. He liked to fish and work in his wood shop. He and Vivian loved to entertain, primarily known for the country style picnics filled with food, fun, campfires and laughter, but his passion was camping. He and his family traveled throughout the country over the years with one of the more memorable trips spent with Vivian, brother Dutch and his sister-in-law Leona (Onie) exploring the “other” side of the country.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step father Sammy (Mary) Hoover, his father and step mother James (Florence) Beer, brother Neil (Forry), sister Marilyn Vollmer, father-in-law and mother-in-law Everett and Mildred Artman whom he loved dearly. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters Cindy (Mike) Weltner of Natrona Heights and Mindy (Frank) Williams of South Buffalo Twp., and seven grandchildren, Joe (Ricki) Weltner, Susan (Chris) Lovgren, Justin Beck, Chelsea Kolish, Luke, Amanda and Crystal Williams. Jim is survived by four great grandchildren, Tyler Williams, Sierra Shearer, Bryce and Garrett Lovgren, brothers Darl (Dutch) Beer, Don and Jerry Beer, sisters Charlotte Gruber, Nancy Kolek, Doris Doerr, Joyce Bastin, Pam Goldstrom and Barbara Beer. Jim will always be remembered as a loyal friend, devoted family member, and a man who would go out of his way to help anyone in need. In mirroring his love for his Lord, he had a quiet softness for his wife, daughters and grandchildren. His loved ones will certainly carry him in their hearts forever.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jim’s life at the viewings to be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday, Oct. 14th in the DENNIS J. DAUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 324 Fourth Street, Freeport, 724-295-3100 where funeral ceremonies will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, Oct. 15th with Pastor Shawn Smith officiating. Committal ceremonies and burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Leechburg.
In lieu of flowers, his family respectfully requests memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org or Dementia Society of America www.dememtiasociety.org.
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