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Beach, Henricka B.

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August
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1980
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Beach, HenrickaB.

1939 Jackson Ave.

Age 92, died Thursday, August 14,1980 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was born in Brighton, June 18, 1888 the daughter of Henry N. and Ellen H. Burnett Beach. The family moved to Ann Arbor in 1900. Miss Beach received a BA degree from the University of Michigan in 1909. After teaching mathematics for three years she returned to the University of Michigan and received an MA degree in Actuarial Science in 1913. She was an Actuary of Rockford Life Insurance for three years. In 1916 she went to Bismark, North Dakota and served as an Actuary of the Provident Life Insurance Company from 1916 until 1945. In Bismark she served as North Dakota State President of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, also as President of the Civic Music Association of Bismark, and was involved in various civic and church activities. Upon retirement from the Provident Life Company Miss Beach went to Beirut, Lebannon, as a volunteer teacher in Beirut College for Women, sponsored by the then Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions of New York. She stayed there eight years then went to Kyoto, Japan and taught English conversation in Doshisha Women’s College for two years. She traveled extensively, making her last trip to China in 1979. Returning to Ann Arbor in 1956 she has been active in Westminster Presbyterian Church and served as President of Church Women United. Survivors include: two nephews, Harvey Childs of Munith, Michigan and Donald F. Childs of Springfield, Illinois; two nieces, Mrs. Norman Bartell of Waterford, Michigan and Mrs. Jennings Burton of Grand Blanc, Michigan and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Newton Beach of Ann Arbor. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside Terrace or the Westminster Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service will be announced.

-Muehlig Chapel

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