Galen Rex Beach Galen Rex Beach, 67, of Leslie, MO passed away on October 4, 2016 following a short illness. He was born on March 2, 1949 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Ivan and Viola (Koci) Beach. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1967 and from Washburn University in 1971 with degrees in Physics and Astronomy. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, photography, and anything to do with astronomy including faithfully watching Star Trek series throughout the years. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Betty Thomason; sons, Patrick Beach of Olathe, Kansas and Steven (Katie) Beach of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren, Emily, Conrad, and Ellie; sister, Debra Beach, a nephew Shawn (Andrea) Beach; both of Topeka, Kansas. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. A graveside service with interment was held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Salem, Missouri.
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