Doris Jean Beard

July 31, 1932 - Feb. 1, 2018

Doris Jean Beard, 85, of Waco, passed peacefully from this Earth to Heaven on February 1, 2018, at Providence Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, at Waco Memorial Park, 6623 S.I35, Waco. The family will receive visitors from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 4, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco.

Doris was born on July 31, 1932, to Harrel Sanford (Jack) and Emma Loyd, in Summerville, Texas. She married Bobby Gene Beard on November 23, 1950 and was a devoted and loving wife for 39 years until Bobby's sudden passing in 1989.Doris was preceded to Heaven by her husband, her parents, her sister-in-law, Bonnie, and her dear friend, Margaret Harbour.

Survivors include her son, Jackie and Virginia Salsbury of Waco; brother, Harold (Sonny) Loyd of Hubbard; sisters, Bobbie Nell Witherspoon and husband, PR, of Desoto, and Judy Lynn Machac and husband, Kenneth, of Bynum; a well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

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