Jacob Henry Beidler

Jacob H. Beidler, 88, passed away January 23, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on September 17, 1925. Jacob graduated from high school in Trinidad, Texas, and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the South Pacific at the height of the Pacific Campaign during WWII. At the end of the War he worked as an accountant for the United Fruit Company in Central and South America.

In 1949, Jacob returned to the U.S. and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth. After teaching in Ft. Worth for a number of years, he accepted a position with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Public Schools retiring in 1983 after a 26 year career. From that time he enjoyed traveling, reading, attending plays and concerts and generally appreciating life. In 2011 he moved to the Watercrest retirement community in Bryan, to be near family.

His survivors include Georgia E. Morris, Albuquerque, NM; Thomas McMullen, Bryan; Jane Kee and husband Eric Ploeger, College Station; Bill McMullen and wife Christa Hammel, Denver, CO; Ellen Glenn, Bradenton, FL; Patrick Mulhall and Bart Evans, Philadelphia, PA and a host of friends.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned.

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  1. Tom: I was sorry to read of Jake’s passing, but know how he suffered the past year or so. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I will remember the happier times at the ALB Meadows when I’d see you or Jake walking Polly. God bless you.

  2. Tom: We’re so sorry to learn that Jake has died. He needed relief from his illness, but those of us who enjoyed his company will miss him. We miss you both – and Polly! – but knew he wanted to get back to Texas (where the chili was really good). We send our love with hopes of seeing you again sometime.
    Anne & Bill

  3. Tom, Thinking of you and remembering the good times we all had. JaKE WAS AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY. kEEPING YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

  4. Tom, We were saddened to learn of Jake’s death, but he has moved on to a better place. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and Jake’s family.

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