Eugenia Graham Beaver passed away peacefully at home on Saturday November 25, 2023 after a short illness complicated by dementia. She was 79 years young.
Eugenia was known by multiple names- Jean, Girl Jean and most importantly Mama Jean and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jean spent most of her adult life in Candler, NC and moved to Hayesville, NC after retiring from Oilmen's Petroleum Company having worked for them for more than 15 years. She spent many years at her "retirement" job working for Walgreens and told many stories about the wonderful people she met while working there.
Jean loved her family more than anything and was known for how selfless, kind and sweet she was. When someone would say something bad about something or someone, she would just say "what about that". She loved to talk about the books that she read and spent many hours going to the library. She taught her daughter and granddaughter Erin the love of reading for enjoyment and her favorite author was David Jeremiah. She loved to plant flowers and watch the birds in her flower garden. Her favorite bird was the cardinal, which she called "red birds". She used to enjoy Englebert Humperdinck but she said he was old news and her favorite music became hymns performed by Alan Jackson. She made many beautiful cross stitch pieces which are cherished. Jean attended Truett Baptist Church in Hayesville.
She is predeceased by her parents Frances and Oneal Graham. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Horace Gene Beaver, daughter Bettina Garren (Steve), sons Kevin Beaver (Leigh), Jeffrey Beaver (Shicketha), Grandson-Lee Ponder, Granddaughters -Erin Ponder Jones, Summer Godfrey, Anna Beaver, Courtney Beaver and great grandchildren Liam and Isla Jones.
Jean's family would like to thank the office of Dr. Jonathan Lawrence and Amy Breedlove, RN of North Georgia Family Medicine for caring for her so well and to the friends and staff of Clay County Senior Center for providing friendship and laughter which added such joy to her life.
Jean's family will miss her terribly but they are rejoicing that she is with Jesus and will finally have her hearing and mind restored.
Jean will be buried at the State Veteran's Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC at a later date.
The Clay County Senior Center gave Mama so much joy the last few years. If you would like to honor her memory, please make contributions to the senior center so they can continue their amazing work with her friends.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
You may send tributes to the family at www.townson-rose.com