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A funeral Liturgy for Stella Anne Beard, 3, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, Wyo., with Father Bill Hill as the Celebrant. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Saint James Catholic Church.
Stella Anne Beard joined her angel friends on Thursday, March 23, 2017, after a courageous three month fight with DIPG, a rare pediatric brain cancer.
Stella was born July 10, 2013, in Fort Collins, Colo., the daughter of Andrew and Marissa (Saunders) Beard.
She is survived by her parents, Andrew and Marissa Beard, of Douglas; brothers, Owen and Elliott Beard, of Douglas; paternal grandmother, Sallie Beard, of Joplin, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Tom and Anne Saunders, of Douglas; and aunts, Maghan (Shawn) Klosterman, of Joplin, Brittanie (Chris) Sharp, Rachel (Matt Carlson) Saunders, and Emma Saunders, all of Douglas. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Larry Beard.
A memorial to StellaStrong, in care of Converse County Bank, Drawer 689, Douglas, Wyoming, 82633, would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes Converse Chapel of Douglas are in charge of the arrangements.
Published on March 29, 2017
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