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.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.

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