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Beulah Cummings Ivie

July 4, 1914 — June 26, 2011

Services for Beulah Cummings Ivie, 96, of Crockett, TX will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Church of Christ in Panhandle, TX with Mitch Wiggains, officiating. Burial will be at 4:00 P.M. in Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon, OK under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Beulah was born July 4, 1914 in Laketon, TX to the late Mr. Levi David Cummings and Mrs. Carrie Adelia (Lea) Cummings. She graduated from Bellview High School in 1932 in Bellview, NM. She married Howard Dewitt Rawlins on November 27, 1933 in Hollis, OK where five children were born, to this union before his death on December 5, 1947: Dona Lou, Reuben, Levi, Howard Dean, Larry Glenn and Susie. She worked as a clerk at the Hotel Dale in Guymon, OK, while raising her children. Later, on December 7, 1952, she married Thomas Edward Holland in Guymon, OK after which she had two children by this marriage, Carrie Fay and Cosette. She began her nursing career in Lakeside, CA then moved back to the Panhandle. To further her education, she attained her LVN license at the Groom Hospital in Groom, TX. She practiced nursing in Groom, Wheeler, Shamrock and finally Guymon. After her husband passed on October 12, 1971, she enrolled in college for the first time at Panhandle State University at the age of 58. She completed her first two years and was accepted into the Northwest School of Nursing in Amarillo. Besides working as a nurse in hospitals and nursing homes, she found a special mission to serve as the camp nurse at Black Mesa Bible Camp, where the children named her Granny Bee. This name stayed with her until her passing. After her last child completed college, she married Rosco Ivie from Friona, TX on December 8, 1984. They lived in Friona and then moved to Dimmitt, TX until he passed on January 10, 1991. She then relocated to be near her oldest daughter in Canadian, TX which became her home until she moved into her daughter’s home in Crockett, TX in 2008. Her final months in Crockett were spent with the wonderful care of her family and the Community Care Center. Beulah loved traveling to spend time with her family and she brought sunshine wherever she went. After her husband’s passing, she traveled to Morocco, Hawaii and Germany and worked missions in New Mexico and Mexico. Yet, she was always grateful to come home to her beloved Texas. Wherever Granny Bee lived, she embraced as her home, and in each community the Church of Christ was her spiritual home. Baptized early, she faithfully served her Lord “singing and making melody in her heart” until the day she passed. She was preceded in death by her step sons, J.D. Holland and Edward Holland, her grandchildren, Larilyn Little, Jeffrey Rawlins and Glennis Holland, her brothers, Earl, Dee, Oliver, Arthur, Walter, Cecil and Ottis Cummings, her sisters, Dillie Stamps, Lena Chapin, Loreta Beiderwell, Elizabeth Mullens and Gladys Cummings; her son-in-laws, James Sanders and Randy Williamson and her daughter-in-law, Joyce Rawlins. She is survived by three sons, R.L. Rawlins and wife Marie of Phoenix, AZ; Howard Rawlins and wife Sue of Caney, KS; Larry Rawlins and wife Marilyn of Susanville, CA; four daughters, Dona Campillo and husband J.P. of Lubbock, TX; Susie Williamson of Valencia, CA; Carrie Garms and husband Joe of Crockett, TX; Cosette Wymer and husband David of Fairview, OK; one step-son, Redus Holland of Houston, TX; one step-daughter, Doris Clancy of Albuquerque, NM; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren.
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