Margaret Nowland Beachnau passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Raeford, NC. She enjoyed 76 years of life. Margaret was a resident of Lansing, MI where she had a successful career in bank fraud investigations for many years. She was a member of Saint Therese and Saint Ann Catholic Church in Lansing, MI and in Fayetteville, NC respectively.
Margaret was a mother to all with an open heart, a ready meal, and a place to sleep for many of our collection of neighborhood friends; as a result, she was called “Mum” by most who knew her as a way of showing respect. Mum dreaded conflict and always sought the path to reduce tension in every situation.
Mum had a ready laugh, a captivating smile, and a twinkle of mirth in her eyes. Mum will be greatly missed.
She was married to William (Bill) Beachnau for 29 years. Bill preceded her in death in 2007; and, as well, by her great-grandson Killian Vik in 2016.
She is survived by her children, Thomas (Sandra) Matt, James (Amy) Matt, Karen (Richard) Brois, George (Yolanda) Matt, William (Michelle) Matt; her grandchildren: Ashley (Matt) Schutte, Lauren Farhat, Andrew Matt, Alexander (Grace) Matt, Emily (fiancé Marcus Payne) Matt, Jason (Erin) Binkley, Stephanie (Mark) Smith, Richard Brois, William and Jessica Matt, Nicholas, Avery and Owen Matt; hert great-grandchildren, Harper and Brecken Schutte, AnnaGrace and Ashling Binkley, Shaun Vik, Brandon Smith; her stepchildren and their families: Dana (Carmen) Beachnau, Renee (Bobby) Sessions, Rochelle Beachnau, Gordon (Lori) Beachnau; her siblings, Janice Draper, James (Jeffria) Bourdeau, Keith (Michelle) Montresor, Michael (Kim) Bourdeau, and many nieces and nephews.
Mum loved animals and had a particular fondness for her dogs. Currently her friend “Bo”, a doberman pinscher that adopted her, is looking for her, pacing about, and pining her not being there. She would be pleased to have any memorial donations made to a local animal shelter or the humane society.
A Catholic Mass will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville
The Humane Society
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington DC 20037