JoElla Sue Beach of Moore passed away on July 16, 2021 at the age of 56.
If you're reading this, know I'm finally free of pain and hopefully sportin' a full head of hair. My biggest accomplishments in life are my two daughters, Casey Jo and Jennifer. Being their mom is the greatest joy and I am so proud of them; I love my girls more than anything. Being married to Mr. Beach for over 34 years...well, that's an accomplishment all its own. The best man ever, who put up with so much and still loved me unconditionally. He is my man; thank you, honey, for the great care in my last few months. I’m gone due to the horrible disease diabetes and all of its complications.
I've had the honor of having so many great friends in my life: BFFs Cunningham, Nancy, Brigitte, Betty, Lorrie, Fink, Mitzi, Marty, Sandra, T-Odd, Cloe, Susan and Altheda, plus all of my FB friends.
My goals in life were to be a U.S. Marshall, a Texas Ranger, a rodeo queen and a top-notch barrel racer. Instead, I've been at Tinker since age 19. Throughout childhood, my Dad preached to me about getting a job at Tinker, like him, then when the girls were born, he wanted me to quit and stay home to raise them like my Mom stayed home and raised me; I wish I had listened to my Dad. I've lived my life with a few regrets, but not many, except for not having that horse ranch I always wanted. Looking back, I wish I had lived life more freely, saying and doing what I wanted, when I wanted. To my girls, life goes on...live your life to the max, so at the end of your journey, you'll have no regrets.
Both of my parents have passed on, Dudley and Nellie Swinney, Jr., along with my in-laws, TW and Pauline Beach, and my only Uncle Cecil. My herd includes Brother-in-Law Gary Don, which I love like the brother I never had and niece, Joy and her Mom, Connie. Benjamin Hickerson - thank you for making Jennifer a beautiful, happy bride. Kathy and David Jensen and one sister, Wanda Jean and husband Bob; to them, my whole life I wish we had been closer; I’m glad things were turning around at the end.
God has definitely blessed me; love to you all until we're together again. Death is just a short trip home.
Services for Mrs. Beach will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 22 at the First Baptist Church located at 301 North East 27th Street in Moore, Oklahoma.
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