Laurie Beardsley

June 23, 1929 - January 21, 2016
Kalamazoo, MI



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Rose Arbor Hospice
5473 Croyden Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 345-8910
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 86, died January 21, 2016 at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo. She was born June 23, 1929 in Traverse City, the daughter of Lawrence and Mamie Taylor. Laurie was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Jo Beardsley in 2008. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Dick Beardsley; 2 children: Sandra (Garret) Timmermans and Richard Beardsley, Jr; granddaughter, Nicole (Josh) Wespinter; 2 great-grandchildren: Emma and Jonah Wespinter; and sister, Virginia Wilson. Cremation will take place and private services are planned. Please visit Laurie’s personal web page at, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook. Memorial donations may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice. Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler – Kalamazoo, 6080 Stadium Drive; (269) 375-2900