Marie Beaver Adcock, a long-time resident of Crossett and Fountain Hill, quietly passed away on March 4, 2023, in Winter Springs, Florida. Although she often fibbed about her age, she lived on this earth for 93 years. She was a Christian and found comfort in reading God’s word. A creative soul, whether it was painting, writing, or storytelling, she delighted in the sights and sounds of nature. She was a proud American who marveled at the sight of Old Glory waving in the wind. The simplest pleasures in life brought Marie great joy. She loved thunderstorms, animals, the sounds that children make when they play, and Christmas. She had an enviable “green thumb” and could coax a stick to grow and bloom. To her, nothing compared to the beauty of an Oklahoma sky. Her wicked sense of humor was often on display to the delight of those around her. Although intensely private about her childhood and young adult years, she spent her last few years revisiting the people and places she held near her heart as she traveled through time in her mind. She is certainly enjoying the reunion with family and friends that welcomed her to Heaven. Second only to her love for God was her pride in and adoration of her children and their families. Although often separated by time and distance, her family was her heart and soul. She will live on in our hearts and memories, and as she said every time she prayed, “Thank you, dear God, for the gift of life and of time.”
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Boyer Freeland, a great-grandson, Brian Smith, and her best friend, U.M. Beaver.
Marie leaves behind her son, Merrill Beaver and wife, Betty, her daughter, Lynn Gaught and husband, Bill; her husband, William Adcock and his family. In addition, Mimi will be missed by her grandchildren Gina, Terrell, Sarah, Greg, and Ali as well as her great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 10 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2023, in the Eden Cemetery with Rev. J.W. Dobbins officiating.