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Craig Beavers dies at age 59

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Former Chesterton resident Craig Allen Beavers died at 6:20 p.m., May 28, 2012, in Alva, Oklahoma.

Craig was born November 20, 1952 to James and Audrey Beavers, both of whom preceded him in death.

Craig and his wife Leisa were killed in a motorcycle accident in their hometown of Alva, Oklahoma.

Craig, 59, had been Deputy Warden at Bill Johnson Correctional Center since Feb. of 2011. Leisa Larae Beavers 49, was employed as a photographer. They had eight adult children.

Craig has two surviving brothers, Gary (Nancy) Beavers of Chesterton, and Dennis (Karen) Beavers of Wabash, Ind., as well as many extended family members who will miss him very much.

Craig was a Chesterton High School graduate. He served our country as a Marine and has been President of The Survivors Clean and Sober Motorcycle Club for several years.

According to the report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the collision occurred when Christopher Tidwell, 25 of Cherokee, made an improper left turn in front of the 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Craig with Leisa as a passenger. Both were ejected an unknown distance from the point of impact.

 

Posted 5/30/2012