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Annabeth Beasley Phelps 2001 Obituary

Lifelong Resident of Monterey

Annabeth Beasley Phelps, 74, a longtime resident of Monterey, died May 17 at her home. She was born July 16, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., and lived in Monterey for 45 years.

Mrs. Phelps grew up in Illinois and Ohio and graduated from Southeast High School in Kansas City in 1943. In 1956 she moved to Monterey, where she worked as a stenographer for the Monterey County Probation Department and the Department of the Army at Fort Ord.

She was a founding officer of the Monterey Chapter of Parents without Partners and helped organize the Oak Knoll Neighborhood Association. She attended First Presbyterian Church of Monterey and was very active in the Monterey County Democratic Party. She was known for her letter-writing, her strong Democratic politics, and her large collections of silver and copper items and German memorabilia.

Mrs. Phelps is survived by a son, Brian Phelps of Livermore; five grandsons; and her former husband, Harold B. "Hal" Phelps of Santa Maria. She was preceded in death by a son, Harold B. "Bud" Phelps; three sisters, Betty Beasley, Ruth Beasley and Jane Rath; and a brother, Robert Beasley.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 16 at Mission Memorial Park Chapel of Seaside. Inurnment will be in the family plot in Norwalk, Ohio.

The family suggests that any memorial contributions be sent to the SPCA of Monterey County, P. O. Box 3058, Monterey 93942.