Mary Walton (Crook) Beaver

June 8, 1927 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 92)


Mary Walton Crook Beaver, 92 of Granite Quarry went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center. She had been seriously ill three weeks.

Mary was born June 8, 1927 in Rowan County, NC a daughter of the late Jacob Franklin Crook and the late Maude Irene Walton Crook. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Clyde Preston Beaver, two brothers, Lee and Arnold Crook, and a sister Fannie Gobble. She was educated in the Rowan County Schools.

Prior to retirement she was a seamstress and had retired from Celanese Industries.

Mary was a lifelong member of Wittenberg Lutheran Church in Granite Quarry where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was of a member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge where she had served in many offices and had served as Senior Regent. She and her family, along with the late Arthur Shuping were instrumental in founding the Rowan County Rescue Squad in 1951. She was a lifetime member of the Rowan County Rescue Squad Auxiliary.

Mary dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Family members left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Frankie Beaver Holshouser of Granite Quarry, two grandsons, Damian Holshouser and Dawain Holshouser(Carmen) of Salisbury, and two great grandsons; Zachery Holshouser(Chasity) and Brycen Holshouser(Jessica) all of Salisbury, two great granddaughters, Courtney Holshouser(Zachary) of Salisbury and McKenzie Holshouser of Rockwell. She is also survived by two great great grandchildren, Braxton Turner and Bailey Page. She also leaves her beloved fur baby Roxanne.

Graveside Services will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Wittenburg Lutheran Church Cemetery, 401-531 N. Main Street, Granite Quarry. The family will speak with friends following the graveside service.

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Graveside Service
September 8, 2019

3:00 PM
Whittenburg Lutheran Church Cemetery
401-531 North Main Street
Granit Quary, NC 28072


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