Roger Orvis Beebe ’61

Roger Orvis Beebe ’61, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on Oct. 25. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 14, 1939, to the late Raymond Orvis Beebe and Marie Woods Beebe. The family moved to Atlanta in 1945. Beebe graduated from Davidson in 1961, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and co-captain of the track team. He later attended Georgia State University master’s program in actuarial science. He received the designation Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) in 1971 and became a member of the American Academy of Actuaries in 1975. In the late 1960s, he began working as an actuary for Life Insurance Company of Georgia/Security Life of Denver, which later became part of ING, and continued working there until he retired. A devoted family man, he enjoyed coaching his children’s soccer teams and spending time with his family. Beebe was also an avid runner and ran numerous marathons, including the Boston Marathon while in his 40s. He loved animals and over the years rescued numerous golden retrievers, a German shepherd, and a boxer. He also spent many hours volunteering at the MaxFund Shelter in Denver, Colo. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Kay Harvey Beebe, 375 Forest Hills Dr. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30342-2331; son, Bill Beebe (Jennifer); daughter, Jennifer Beebe Bertta ’97 (Andres); grandsons, William, Philip, and James; sister, Rae Ellen Beebe Young; nephew, Britt Young; and niece, Maria Young Price.