Beulah went home to meet her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday morning, May 11, 2019. She will be celebrated in a service at Harper-Talasek of Temple at 3:00 p. m. on Saturday, May 18, with visitation at 2:00 p.m.
Beulah was born in 1923 on October 26 at Enid, Oklahoma to Willis W. Webb and Nellie Dotson Webb. They lived in Oklahoma on their land grant which was staked at the opening of the Cherokee Strip.
Beulah Jean married the love of her life, Clement Eugene Hitchcock, on December 1, 1940 in Enid where they then resided. After the birth of three daughters, they moved to Temple, Texas in 1948 where they had a son and another daughter.
Beulah was an excellent mother, homemaker, seamstress and cook, and helped Gene, the children, and others to plant two churches: Calvary Baptist and Temple Bible Church.
Left to cherish her memory are five children: Vivian Stoner (Rev. Charles), Linda Kyle (Dr. Kenneth), Della Swaim (Johnny), Dr. Maurice Hitchcock (Dr. Maggy), and Connie Culbertson (Rev. Fred). Also, eleven grandchildren: Rev. Russell Swaim (Rebecca), Douglas Swaim (Mariah), Erin Kyle Bertran (Doug), Matthew Stoner (Melissa), Marcy Nelson (Rev. Richard) Ryan Kyle (Morgan), Mark Stoner (Joy), Logan Elise Hitchcock, Michael Lauren Hitchcock, Jacquelyn Culbertson, and Addison Grace Hitchcock.
Also left to cherish her memory are 19 great-grandchildren: Ethan Waldrip, Samantha Bertran, Luke Stoner, Hudson Swaim, Everett Swaim, Jonah Stoner, Ruth Nelson, Cody Stoner, Liam Swaim, Maleah Swaim, Mia Stoner, Ruby Nelson, Declan Kyle, Finn Stoner, Olivia Swaim, Eleanor Swaim, Georgia Swaim, Alexandra Bertran, and Braden Kyle.
Beulah was a member of First Baptist Church, Temple. She was preceded to Heaven by her husband of 60 years, her parents, two brothers and a grandchild.
Interment for Beulah will be beside Gene in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorial gifts can be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Central Texas. By mail: CEF Central Texas, P. O. Box 3025, Harker Heights, TX 76548. Online: www.cefcentex.org.
I loved Ms. Beulah! She was a role model for mothers, friends, Sunday School teachers, Christ-followers. I treasure her and will always hold her dear to my heart. She leaves a legacy! Marilyn
Marilyn BirdTemple, TX
Roy NicholsAmarillo, TX
Will never forget this special family and can’t imagine growing up in Temple not knowing the Hitchcock kids. I’m so sorry for your loss. No matter how ready we think we are to say goodbye to our parents we miss them
more than can be said. Prayers for you all.
Roberta McEver AmosTemple, TX
What a blessing to know Beulah! She inspired me with her sweet spirit, devotion to family, love for others, and her faith. She was a card sender. Her cards were treasures. Linda
and Vivian are close friends. May the Lord comfort and sustain you in the days ahead. We serve a wonderful Redeemer. Love and prayers, Debbie
Debbie MeltonTemple, TX
Vivian, so sorry to hear about your mom, but we rejoice with you in knowing she had a long, productive life and is now rejoicing in the presence of the Lord.
Dave and Chris VerduinRiverside, NJ
Remembering you and yours in prayer, knowing that the God of all comfort is keeping your hearts and minds fixed on the steadfast and sure promises of God.
Donald KitchenEphrata, PA
Mrs Hitchock was my Sunday School teacher when I was about 8 years old and was instrumental in my acceptance of Jesus as my Savior. I know she has a crown in heaven for all the work she did for everyone.
Linda Bancroft WilliamsBelton, TX