Melba Kathryn Riddle Beard ST Flying Tigers

Profile Updated: January 2, 2010
Melba Kathryn Riddle Beard
Class Year: 1947
Residing In: Bedford, TX USA
Occupation: Retired
Spouse/Partner: James Carrol Beard
Children: Janice Kay Beard Yeager Evans, born 01/30/51
Judy Ann Beard Foreman, born 02/19/52
James Carrol More…Beard, Jr., born 9-05-54
Jim Ned Admin/ Faculty/Staff:


School Board Member:



Angela Dyan Yeager Darden, born 06/24/76
Robert Bradley Yeager, born 06/02/78
Christopher James Yeager, born 07/24/83

Nathan Lowell Foreman, born 12/27/76
Nicholas Lee Foreman, born 09/03/81
James Brent Foreman, born 05/09/84

Kathryn Michelle Beard, born 12/16/85
Jamie Carol Beard, born 07/31/88

Great Grand-Children:

Cade Thomas Darden, born 03/17/04
Caleb Austin Darden, born 03/17/04
Noah Acher Darden, born 05/17/05


James and I celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 26, 2009. In October we went with our three children and their spouses to Seaside, Oregon. We had a house on the ocean and spent a wonderful week - spending most of the time visiting tide pools at low tide and hiking and shopping. On November 15, our family and friends attended First United Methodist Church and our children had a wonderful lunch prepared at Texas Land and Cattle in Bedford. Out of town guests were Bob and Nita Beard from Georgetown,
Margaret and Roy Shilling from Austin, and Herschel Riddle from Houston.

School Story:

After the first six weeks of my senior year, the top two grades at Ovalo High School were discredited so we were moved to Tuscola High School. That was emotionally difficult for me.

One day in history class Mr. Hogue asked a question that no one but stupid me would attempt to answer. I mispronounced Butte, Montana. Mr. Hogue was livid, slammed down his book and walked out of the room.