SEQUIM — The couple who founded the Olympic Game Farm and died within two days of each other earlier this month will be eulogized at a public celebration of life reception today.
S. Lloyd Beebe, the former Walt Disney Studios cinematographer who raised animals for films such as Disney’s True Life Adventures series, died Jan. 6 at 94.
His wife, Catherine Massey Beebe, who handled operations for the Olympic Game Farm that the couple grew out of the Disney animal holding compound in the 1970s, died Jan. 8 at 88.
The couple were married 71 years.
Their family, friends and the Sequim community will gather at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
In the Dungeness Valley, Lloyd was instrumental in being an adviser to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and sate Department of Fish and Wildlife and others in wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and animal housing facility design, the couple’s grandson, Bob Beebe, who now manages the game farm, said in a written eulogy earlier this month.
Catherine was the consummate businesswoman, socialite and homemaker who somehow made everything so seamless and effortless to all who knew her — a true force of nature, Bob Beebe said.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sequim Food Bank or to a charity of the donor’s choice.