Jacob H. Beidler, 88, passed away January 23, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on September 17, 1925. Jacob graduated from high school in Trinidad, Texas, and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the South Pacific at the height of the Pacific Campaign during WWII. At the end of the War he worked as an accountant for the United Fruit Company in Central and South America.
In 1949, Jacob returned to the U.S. and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth. After teaching in Ft. Worth for a number of years, he accepted a position with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Public Schools retiring in 1983 after a 26 year career. From that time he enjoyed traveling, reading, attending plays and concerts and generally appreciating life. In 2011 he moved to the Watercrest retirement community in Bryan, to be near family.
His survivors include Georgia E. Morris, Albuquerque, NM; Thomas McMullen, Bryan; Jane Kee and husband Eric Ploeger, College Station; Bill McMullen and wife Christa Hammel, Denver, CO; Ellen Glenn, Bradenton, FL; Patrick Mulhall and Bart Evans, Philadelphia, PA and a host of friends.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned.
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