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Elizabeth C. (Diamond) Bearden

Birth Date: September 3, 1898
Death Date: September 19, 1953
Age at Death: 55


R. J. Bearden - June 1, 1939

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Rosebud Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Mortuary Name: Moynahan/O'Malia Mortuary, Leadville, Colorado


Eagle Valley Enterprise page 1 - September 24, 1953
Mrs. Elizabeth BEARDEN, wife of R. J. BEARDEN, died in the Gilman hospital Saturday following a lingering illness.
Mrs. BEARDEN, long active in educational circles in Eagle county, had been in failing health for the past several months, and confined to the Gilman hospital during recent weeks.
At the time of her death she was a member of the Eagle County High School committee.
Rosary was recited for Mrs. BEARDEN at the Moynahan-O'Malia Chapel in Leadville Thursday and funeral services were in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eagle Friday morning at 9:30.
Eagle Valley Enterprise page 8 - October 1, 1953
Services were held in St. Mary Catholic Church in Eagle Friday, September 25 for Elizabeth BEARDEN, wife of R. J. BEARDEN of Squaw Creek who passed away in the Gilman Hospital September 19.
Elizabeth C. DIAMOND was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine DIAMOND, born September 3, 1898 in Leadville.
She was educated at St. Mary's School in Leadville and attended Western State College in Gunnison. Following completion of her formal education, Miss DIAMOND entered the teaching profession. Her entire life was in the field of education, either in teaching or working closely with schools on supervisory and planning boards.
It was while she was teaching in the Squaw Creek school that she met and married R. J. BEARDEN, Squaw creek rancher, June 1, 1939. Previous to coming to Eagle County, she taught in schools in Lake and Pitkin counties.
Her married life didn't close the chapter in her life devoted to education. She was elected to the school board of Edwards, still serving on the board. For the past 12 years she has been a member of the Eagle County High School District Board, and served on the board for school reorganization when that board was first created.
Two years ago Mrs. BEARDEN's health began to fail, but she kept up her activities and interest in the schools of the county.
Mrs. BEARDEN belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America, and St. Mary's Church in Eagle. She was an active member of hr community's home demonstration club and served on the Eagle County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs.
Mrs. BEARDEN is survived by her husband, R. J. BEARDEN; one brother, James DIAMOND of Denver; three sons, Raymond of Burns; Ellis of the home on Squaw Creek; Elton of Trinidad; two nieces Catherine and Margaret DIAMOND of Denver; and two nephews, James, Jr. of Denver and Ted of the U.S. Army.
Five grandchildren also survive.
Pall bearers were L. W. GREEN, Wm. F. STRANKMAN, Pete DODO, Glover SAMPLES, Wm SCHRODER, Vern SCHRODER.
Burial was in the family plot in Glenwood Springs.