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Marian Verda Beardsley

December 5, 1941 — April 29, 2023


Marian Verda (Howard) Beardsley, 81, passed away on April 29, 2023 in Rawlins, Wyoming.

Marian was born December 5, 1941 in Denver, Colorado to Verda Ruby ( Layman) Howard and Robert Howard, Sr.  Marian and her family moved around many states in her youth, but they returned to Denver, Colorado in 1959.

In 1958 she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.  She remained steadfast and awaits the promised resurrection on a restored paradise earth under God's Kingdom. (Psalms 37:29, Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:3.4).

Marian married Oscar Oliver Beardsley, Jr., whom she called Rocky, on June 19, 1963.  Together they had four children: Cynthia Jo, Daniel Ray, Sean Patrick and Dawn Marian.  She and Rocky would eventually divorce and Marian never remarried.

Marian moved to Rawlins, WY with her daughter Dawn in 2011. She enjoyed reading and would get immersed in a story or history, she enjoyed genealogy, loved having pets, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Marian was preceded in death by her father Robert Howard, Sr., her mother Verda Ruby Howard Forth, brother Robert Howard, Jr., sons Sean Patrick (1972-1972) and Daniel Ray (1966-2014) Beardsley, and great-grandchild Owen Joseph Olsen.

Marian is survived by her daughters Cynthia jo (Mike) Taylor and Dawn Marian Beardsley, sisters Shirley Sweetser and Karen Sue Brown, grandchildren Michelle Taylor (Justin Carden), Aaron (Gina) Taylor, Kirnberley Taylor, and Kayla Moses, great-grandchildren Ethan Taylor, Noah and Annabelle Havens, Janet, Seth and Skylar Carden, Haley Rose, Jani Harford, Bailey and Brody Taylor, Exzarrya, Braxton and Rominda Cabrera, Jordan and Katelynn Moses.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

2825 S. Wagon Circle Road, Rawlins, WY 82301

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