Obituaries: Beth McQueen

Obituaries: Beth McQueen

OCEAN PARK - Beth McQueen, 66, died with her family at her side on Nov. 29, 2009, at her Ocean Park residence, following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born in Vancouver, on May 31, 1943, the daughter of Wayne and Bonita Knable. She attended Providence Academy and St. Joseph grade schools in Vancouver and was a 1961 graduate of Battle Ground High School.

She married Tom McQueen, her high school sweetheart, on July 22, 1961. In 1992 she retired from the Vancouver School District department of transportation after 27 years of bus driving.

Thirteen years ago she and her husband moved to Ocean Park. She enjoyed camping, fishing and clamming. Her most enjoyable camping trip was a month long venture to Alaska. She was also an avid keno player and loved the casinos in Reno. Watching the wildlife at her residence was also greatly enjoyed.

She was a member of Ocean Park Eagles, and a member of Peninsula Moose where she loved to volunteer and help with whatever was needed.

Besides her husband of 48 years, she is survived by sons, Kevin (Donna) of Vancouver and Steve (Sandi) of Washougal; her mother, Bonita Knable of Battle Ground; a sister, Lori (Jerry) Bader; her brothers, Dennis (Susan) and Leland (Jayne) Knable all of Vancouver; and grandchildren, Sean, Spencer, Jaymi, Sam and Scott. She was preceded in death by her father Wayne in 1986 and her sister Deanne Johnson earlier this year.

A celebration of her life and potluck will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m., at the Peninsula Moose Lodge, 25915 U Street in Ocean Park. Memorials may be made to Harbors Home Health and Hospice, 201 7th St., Hoquiam, WA 98550. Her guest book is available at

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