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Barbara S. Beem

June 20, 1941 — June 5, 2022


Barbara Sue Beem, 80, of Alpena passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Turning Brook after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.


Barbara Sue Hansen was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 20, 1941, to the late Irwin and Olive (Campbell) Hansen.  Barb grew up in Beverly Hills, Michigan and graduated from Birmingham High School.  She was active in the Girl Scouts and then became involved with camp counseling.  She was a graduate of Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree from Wayne State University.  She taught mathematics at Huron Valley Schools in Milford.  Barb avidly pursued painting, arts and crafts and loved teaching painting classes, passing on her techniques and talents.  Barbara moved to Alpena with husband Don when he retired in 2000, and enjoyed the friendships she made at the Plaza Pool, the Lifelong Learners and as a volunteer at the Besser Museum.


Barbara is survived by her husband Don, 2 sons, Andrew (Denise) Beem, Michael (Katherine) Beem; 5 grandchildren, Spencer, Trevor, Elizabeth, Matthew and Charles.


A family celebration of life will be held at a future date.  Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

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