LYNN S. BEEDLE MEMORIAL PAGE
From Ella Beedle on December 12th, 2005:
The photographs below were included with Ella's Christmas card and
are pictures of Lynn's tombstone. What a wonderful tribute to
Lynn and all that he accomplished during his lifetime!!!
Pictures from Family Reunion at Nags Head, N.C., June,
David Beedle, November 1st, 2002:
are a couple photos of the "boy breakfast" that my dad's always
talking about. My son Max, who's 7, thought the boys deserved equal billing,
since there's often the occasional "girl breakfast" that my wife,
Laura, and her friends have.
I've also attached a shot of Max doing his best "Tony Hawk."
(from L to R): Dad, Lynn, Jack Keefe and his son Kieran, Lindy, Max, David,
Jonathan and Joshua
Boybreakfast2.jpg (from L to R): Lynn, Max, Dad
Provided these photos from the OPAL Awards ceremony that Carol, Dick, Dorothy,
Jane, and Alissa attended in late April, 2002. Lynn was presented with an OPAL
Perhaps the only picture ever of Dick in a
Lynn & unknown associate.
Lynn and Marilyn Monroe
Lynn & Burt.
the trip up the coast that followed,
Sherry, Carol, Jane & Lynn in Mill Valley
Carol, Lynn & Jane in Mill Valley
OPAL Award presented to Lynn in April, 2002:
Lynn & Ella Beedle Clan, Christmas, 2001.
First Row (Left to Right): Evan, Julie, Joshua, Max, Kieran (Keefe)
Middle Row: Helen, Hannah, Edward, Nancy, Laura, Torie, Lindy
Seated: Lynn, Jonathan, Karen, Holly, Chelsea, Ella, David, Sandy, &
Standing (Back): Leslie (Keefe), Samantha, Jack (Keefe)
Evening shot from
Jockey's Ridge on Nag's Head.
The Lynn Beedle
Family "summer home".
Lynn on top of
Lynn Simpson and his mother, Carol Beedle.
Helen, Lynn Jr., David and Jonathan. 1961 or so.
and Myrtle Stickel and Ella and Lynn, taken in Norfolk, VA during the
Dick was stationed there for a short time.
From Lynn's college days.
Junior High School Graduation Article.
LYNN SIMPSON, JR. &
SANDY (SIELSKI) BEEDLE
LYNN (LINDY) SIMPSON
HOLLY LAUREN BEEDLE
JONATHAN PAUL & KAREN
DAVID JOSHUA AND LAURA
EDWARD CAREY AND
NANCY (MANGAN) BEEDLE
of Lynn Beedle, Sr.
S. Beedle (genealogical
was born in Orland, California, December 7th, 1917. Lived in Sacramento,
San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, and then to Los Angeles and
Hollywood where I attended grade school. Then to Glendale for high school.
U.C. Berkeley (1936-1941) where I studied civil engineering with a minor
WW II I was in the Navy, stationed at PG School at Annapolis, then to the
Norfolk Naval Shipyard where
I was O-In-C of Underwater Explosions Research (we tested the
torpedo-protection spaces of aircraft carriers).
the second phase of my navy experience, I participated in the atomic bomb
tests in Bikini (1946).
1947 I came to Lehigh University where I've been ever since, first as an
Instructor (doing graduate work and
getting PhD in 1952). I was Director of Fritz Engineering Laboratory for
25 years, Director of the Structural
Stability Research Council for a similar period, and starting in 1969 I
became director of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
All of these organizations are at Lehigh. Eventually I became what they
called a University Distinguished Professor. In 1988 I became Emeritus. As
of Dec 31, 00 I finished my duties with CTBUH, then continued as
coordinator of the Fazlur Rahman Khan Chair, a work that started in 1982.
the Beedle side, my father was Granville Leo Beedle, preceded by Charles
Wesley Beedle, preceded by
Temple Beedle, preceded by John Beedle (which is as far as Iíve been
able to go.
the Simpson side, my mother was Carol Enid Simpson, preceded by Lynn C.
Simpson, Sylvester Confucious Simpson, Benjamin Simpson (led
"our" wagon train from Hannibal, MO to Salem, OR in 1846),
William, then Thomas, then Richard, then Thomas, and finally
immigrant Richard (to Maryland in the 1600's).
1946, while in the Navy, I married Ella Marie Grimes of Portsmouth,
have 5 children born between 1949 and 1959. Lynn, Jr., Helen, Jonathan,
David, and Edward. Fortunately they all live in the area. In turn we have
9 grandchildren. "The lights of our lives." None of the
Grandchildren are married (as of October 2000), but one is engaged.