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Joan Diane Beedy

April 28, 1946 - June 26, 2024

Joan Diane Beedy, 78, of Pullman, Wash., passed away June 26, 2024, at Pullman Regional Hospital.

Joan was born April 28, 1946, in Spokane, Wash., to LeRoy "Roy" & Wilda (Williams) Gontz. Joan grew up in Spokane and graduated from Central Valley High School. On May 27, 1967, she married Gary Beedy, her best friend and soul mate, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, at the Hitching Post.

They made their home in Rosalia, Spokane, and Otis Orchards before moving to Pullman, Wash., in 1977 when they purchased the NAPA Auto Parts store. Together they operated the store and raised their family. In 2008, they so...


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