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Marcelina O. Beecroft

January 31, 1950 — March 13, 2021

Blessed the world with her arrival on January 31st 1950 in Torreon, Coahuila Mexico. Marcelina aka Virginia Beecroft was a loving and overwhelmingly perfect Mother and Grandmother. She suddenly left an unfillable void on March 13th 2021 in Heber, Az.

She is survived by her children, Dicky (Cindee) Beecroft, Jay (Venessa) Beecroft, Richard (Laura) Beecroft, Jolanda (Kenny) Stewart & Virginia Beecroft. She also leaves behind 19 Grandchildren, and 7 Great-Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her Husband of 46 years, Robert P. Beecroft and a Granddaughter, Ashley Palacios.

Virginia was a devoted Mother and Grandmother who spent the entirety of her life loving “Her Babies!” Nothing brought her greater joy and happiness than having a baby around. She was truly a magician with kids. Magically Nurtured into the role at a very young age, Virginia became a 2nd Mother to countless Brothers and Sisters. She used to often say she missed childhood because she was the oldest sibling to so many others and was already a Mom. At 15 Virginia made the crazy and whirlwind relocation to Heber, Az from Mexico with Minimal education and the inability to speak anything but Spanish. She was a Maid for an Aunt of her soon to be husband and that is where the history began. Married in 1966 to Robert P. Beecroft a local Logger, she became a Mother at the young age of 16. She loved every moment of Motherhood and was blessed to have it 4 more times with 5 amazingly difficult but loving kids. Virginia spent nearly 30 years in the Heber, Az Area working as a cook and a chef at many local restaurants where she spent half of her final career working for Camp Shadow Pines as a cook where she cooked for as many as 400 people at a time. She truly LOVED to cook and her kids and grandkids were so blessed to have the many traditional Mexican meals in the home throughout her life. Virginia has Most definitely left an unimaginable void with her sudden passing, but her memories and traditions will live on forever. She blessed so many throughout her life and truly was a friend to all. Her kindness and her love for family and desire to always have them close will be missed. Virginia was proud of her heritage and as an immigrant naturalized Citizen, she truly set the standard on living the laws of the land, doing her part to make a difference and always honoring her relationship with her God and community. She was amazing! Mom, We Love you, and we know we will see you again!

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, March 19, 2021, at Owens Livingston Mortuary - White Mountain Chapel, 320 N. 9th Street in Show Low, Arizona. The graveside service will begin 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 20, 2021, at The Heber Cemetery, 1783 Memorial Park Road in Heber, Arizona immediately followed by a luncheon at the Heber Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1858 Highway 260 in Heber, at 12 Noon.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 19, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Owens Livingston Mortuary- White Mountain Chapel

320 North 9th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Heber Chapel - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1858 Arizona 260, Heber-Overgaard, AZ 85928

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