Phyllis Ann Albright Beima


Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Former Juneau resident Phyllis Ann Albright Beima, of Ellettsville, Ind., died Jan. 11, 2008, at Meadowood Retirement Community in Bloomington, Ind. She was 76.

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She was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Quincy, Ill., to Otto and Marguerite E. Brockschmidt Albright. She graduated from Cayuga High School in Cayuga, Ind., and went on to receive her bachelor's degree from Indiana Central College and master's in home economics from Purdue University.

She spent most of her professional career serving the state of Alaska, culminating with the state supervisors post, presiding over all of the home economic departments for the state of Alaska school system.

She had various other interests, including the 4H National Congress and the Mission America Placement Service. She was the former editor of the Cayuga Herald News and former Sister of the Alaskan Native Brotherhood. She was a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.

In recent years, she knitted more than 3,000 hats for female cancer patients in southern Indiana. She was most proud of this accomplishment.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and first husband, Jack Davis.

She is survived by her husband, James R. Beima, of Ellettsville; sons, Charles Beima, of Ellettsville, Paul Beima, of Tucson, Ariz., and Jon M. Beima, of Vancouver, Wash.; daughters, Nancy Myklebust, of Lewiston, Idaho, and Deborah Murphy, of Ashland, Ore.; sister, Agnes Hall, of Mayfield, Ky.; and brother, Sam Montgomery of Fishers, Ind.

Friends may call the Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington, Ind., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Her family has asked that memorial contributions in her honor be made to the Holt International Adoption Agency through its donation link at

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