Marcia Coombs Beard died on February 21, 2014 at the age of 75.
Mrs. Beard was born in Seattle, Wash. on February 3, 1939 to parents Charles Edward and Hope (Benton) Coombs.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco and attended Lone Mountain college before marrying her first husband John T. Howe in 1958. Together they owned and operated Skylake Yosemite Camp at Bass Lake where Mrs. Beard managed food services. The couple had a son and daughter together and were divorced in 1981.
Mrs. Beard married Paul Beard, of Mariposa, in 1983 and the Beards enjoyed spending time with one another until he passed in 2005.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Charles Paul Coombs.
Mrs. Beard is survived by her son Charles Howe and his wife Klynne, of Kingsburg; her daughter Julia Lee and her husband Jim, of Anacortes, Wash.; and her seven grandchildren, Cody, Matthew, Alexis, Daniel, Shelby, Kacey and Adam.
There is no memorial service planned at this time.