Marjorie Jean (Coundiff)
Beckham, age 88 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
She was born on
June 27, 1931, in Gary, IN, to Roy and Cecelia (Dacey) Coundiff.
survived by her daughter, Kim Barnes of Valparaiso; two granddaughters,
Megan (Kevin) Kelly of Round Rock, TX, Melissa (Jimmy) Young of Knox, IN;
two grandsons, Mark (Katie) Snyder of Chesterton, Daniel (fiance Megan)
Snyder of Valparaiso; seven great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Kelly, Abigail
Kelly, Sydney Kelly, Haley Snyder, Teagan Young, Rylinn Young, Josie Lynn
Young; and great-grandson, Christopher Snyder.
She was preceded in
death by Mother, Cecelia E. Coundiff; Father, Roy V. Coundiff; many beloved
aunts and uncles.
Indiana University and Marquette University. She received her Nursing
diploma from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. Marjorie received her
Bachelorís Degree from Notre Dame. She began her 42-year career as a
Registered Nurse at Mercy Hospital in Gary. Marjorie was the Director of the
Emergency Department for St. Mary's Medical Center in Gary and then Hobart
for 25 years and also oversaw the I.V. Team and Pediatric Department.
Marjorie loved to spend time with her daughter, grandchildren and her
great-grandchildren. She was the fabric of her family, and following
retirement she dedicated herself to her grandchildren and supporting them in
all of their endeavors. Marjorie took delight in being able to meet and
spend time with her great-grandchildren.
services for Marjorie will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest
at Calvary Cemetery, Portage, IN.
with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com