Dateline: September 29, 2005
Perry Allen “Pat”
Beville, age 90, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away September 20,
2005. Funeral services were
held on Saturday, September 24, 2005, in the chapel at Village
Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas.
Burial will be held October 1, 2005, in Citizens Cemetery in
Clarendon at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements were
under the direction of D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel of
Overland Park, Kansas.
Mr. Beville, a
retired IBM sales executive, was born November 19, 1914, in Clarendon to
Lelia Ross Beville and Harwood Beville.
He graduated from Texas A&M in 1939 with a degree in Business. As a Major in the US Army’s 90th infantry division, he
landed on Normandy Beach on D. Day. Throughout
his life he lived in Clarendon; Amarillo; Dallas; Beaumont; Armonk, New
York; Wichita; and Prairie Village, Kansas. He was active in the Leawood
Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge, Town and Country Investment Club, and St.
Lukes Cardiac Rehab and Village Presbyterian Church. In 1955, he became
one of the first owners of the original Ford Thunderbird. This began one
of his lifetime passions of owning and driving Ford Thunderbirds. Pat’s positive attitude and friendly personality was an
inspiration to everyone he associated with, whether for a few minutes or
for many years. He will be
greatly missed by those who knew him.
He was preceded in
death by two wives, Bernice C. Beville in 1974 and by Mary Lou Beville in
2003 and by his brothers, John Ross Beville and Ross Harwood Beville.
Survivors include his
son, Don Ross Beville and daughter-in-law Gayle Lamborn of Beville; and
his two adored grandsons, Kevin Patrick Beville and Brandon Cole Beville,
all residents of Colleyville, Texas.
contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.
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